pistachio ice cream recipe

Easy Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe

The pistachio ice cream recipe is luxuriously creamy. This ice cream recipe will be loved by everyone. My whole family, especially my kids, are in love with this ice cream flavor. It is a perfect treat in hot summers, pistachio ice cream is very delicious.

Why You Will Love Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe

You will be loving this pistachio ice cream recipe because it has a very unique flavor. This homemade ice cream is very easy to make. Pistachio ice cream is very sweet and creamy.

Ingredients For Pistachio Ice Cream

For this pistachio ice cream recipe, you will be needing egg yolks, heavy cream and milk for a creamy texture. Sugar is added for the sweetness in the ice cream. Salt enhances the flavor. Also, vanilla extract and almond extract is added to give flavors with pistachio. Of course, you will be needing whole shelled pistachio.

How To Make Pistachio Ice Cream

First, you need to add pistachio and sugar in a food processor until they are finely chopped. Then, add milk and cream in a saucepan. Stir in the pistachio mixture; cook until sugar is completely dissolved. After that, add egg yolks in a bowl and whisk well. Slowly whisk the milk mixture in the yolks. Pour the egg yolk mixture in a saucepan and cook until thickened. Next, cover the mixture and refrigerate until chilled. Also, stir in vanilla and almond extract and pour in the ice cream maker for churning. Lastly, transfer the ice cream to a container and freeze until firm.

What makes Pistachio Ice Cream So Good

In this ice cream recipe, the flavor balance between pistachio and ice cream is perfect. Moreover, the pistachio being lightly roasted makes it unique. It is a flavorful ice cream recipe.

How To Store Pistachio Ice Cream

You can store this homemade pistachio ice cream in a freezer. Transfer it to an airtight container and cover it tightly with plastic wrap. You can freeze it for about one month in the freezer.

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pistachio ice cream recipe

Pistachio Ice Cream

This pistachio ice cream is made with simple ingredients. It has a perfect balance of sweet vanilla flavor and also a hint of nuttiness from crushed pistachio. This is one of the best desserts for any occasion.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 353 kcal


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 cup whole shelled pistachios


  • Firstly, add ½ cup pistachios and ¾ cup sugar in a food processor and process until it is finely chopped.
  • Then, add evaporated milk, cream, and salt in a saucepan. Stir in the pistachio mixture and cook, until sugar has dissolved, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Moreover, add egg yolks to a bowl and whisk well. Then whisk 1 cup of hot milk mixture into the yolks. Also, pour the egg mixture in the saucepan and cook until thickened, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Next, pour the custard through a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl and discard what’s left in the strainer. Cover the mixture and refrigerate for a few hours until completely chilled.
  • Then, stir in almond and vanilla extract and pour the mixture into an ice cream maker for churning.
  • Lastly, stir in remaining ½ cup pistachios. Transfer the ice cream to a container and cover the surface with plastic wrap; freeze until firm, at least 3 hours.
Keyword pistachio ice cream
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