Melt the butter in a saucepan or frying pan over medium heat.
Add the pecans and both brown and white sugar.
Toss to coat the pecans.
Simmer over medium heat for approx. 5-7 minutes (stirring often) or until the sugar mixture turns thick.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Once cooled, carefully transfer the pecans and hardened candy substance to a cutting board and chop into smaller pieces.
ICE CREAM BASE
Whisk the eggs until fluffy and light, approx. 1-2 minutes.
Gradually whisk in the sugar, then continue until fully blended.
Add in the cream and the milk and whisk to blend.
Add the sweet cream base to the ice cream machine as per the manufacturer's instructions.
When the ice cream is close to being done, gradually add the candied pecans by the handful.
Once all the pecans are mixed into the ice cream, empty the ice cream into pints and put in the freezer for approx. 15 minutes to solidify completely.