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Pistachio Ice Cream and My First GIVEAWAY!!!

 
A couple weeks ago I was contacted by someone at Oh!Nuts to see if I would like to sample a few kinds of nuts and write about the recipes I came up with.  I was shocked and amazed!  I had read about people who were sent products, but never really thought I would get that lucky.  So I immediately responded with the kinds I would like (Pistachio’s, Hazelnuts, Almond Flour), and they arrived just a couple days later. Stay tuned for recipes involving the rest later.  
I picked Pistachio’s because they are my husband’s absolute favorite nut.  He was eating a couple and said he thought they might be his favorite single ingredient food!  So I had to make something that was really going to highlight the pistachio.  We decided on ice cream, and I am so glad we did.  My husband is too.  He said this might be the all time best ice cream he has ever had (and he has tried quite a few).    I had a hard time finding a recipe, there aren’t that many out there.  After reading a bunch of reviews I finally decided on this one.  
Pistachio Ice Cream
Adapted from BrownEyed Baker
1 ¼ cup shelled pistachio nuts
¾ cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
6 large egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp almond extract
½ cup pistachios, coarsely chopped
Grind the 1 ¼ cup pistachios in a food processor.  They should be finely ground, but not a paste. 
In a large saucepan heat the milk, sugar, and 1 cup of the cream.  Stir to dissolve the sugar.  Stir in the ground nuts.  Cover, remove from heat, and let sit for at least 30 minutes.  
Strain the warm nuts mixture, pressing the nuts to remove as much liquid as possible. Throw away the nuts.   Put the liquid back in the saucepan.   In a separate bowl pour the remaining 1 cup of heavy cream.  Cover this bowl with a strainer.  Set this aside for later.   In another bowl whisk together the egg yolds.  Slowly pour the warm milk mixture into the egg yolks, stirring constantly.  Then pour back into the saucepan. 
Stir constantly over medium heat with a heatproof spatula until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula.  You will want to make sure you scrape the bottom when you are stirring.  Pour the custard through the strainer and into the cream.  Add the vanilla and almond extract.  Stir to combine.  
Refrigerate until cold.  Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the directions.  One finished churning, fold in the ½ cup pistachios.  Store in air tight container in freezer. 


 
Now the Giveaway!!
Oh! Nuts agreed to give 1 lucky reader 2 bags of their own nuts/dried fruit. 
What do you need to do?
Go to Oh! Nuts.  Have a look around, they have lots of great stuff.  Come back here and leave a comment telling me what 2 products you would like to have shipped to you, if you win. 
Additional entries:  (leave a separate comment for each)
1.        Follow my blog (Google Friend Connect, or email)
2.        Like my Facebook Page
3.        Re-post this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, wherever!  Spread the word, tell your friends.    Everytime you repost or retweet
, let me know!
The drawing will close on June 28 at midnight (central time).  Random.org will pick a winner.  Please make sure your email address is correct, so I can contact you if you win.  I will then need to know your street address, so the nuts can be shipped.  Opened to U.S Residents only, sorry!
So excited to have my first giveaway!  Good luck!
 

Comments

  1. Jill@madaboutmacarons says:

    What is it with pistachios and men loving them so much? And making them into ice-cream is certainly a key to his heart! This looks so full of flavour and adore the perfect pistachio colour. I'm following you on FB, btw.

  2. Jill@madaboutmacarons says:

    What is it with pistachios and men loving them so much? And making them into ice-cream is certainly a key to his heart! This looks so full of flavour and adore the perfect pistachio colour. I'm following you on FB, btw.

  3. Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says:

    Our family LOVES pistachio ice cream – your recipe sounds SO delicious. Great give away – I signed up to follow you a couple of days ago – really enjoy your blog!
    Mary

  4. Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says:

    Our family LOVES pistachio ice cream – your recipe sounds SO delicious. Great give away – I signed up to follow you a couple of days ago – really enjoy your blog!
    Mary

  5. I don't know what's with you this week. You seem to read my cravings/dreams? First it was the honey oat bon appetite, then the chocolate milky way, and now pistachio ice cream. It's like a parallel mind. I'm looking forward to your future posts putting my cravings in to perspective. Hahaha

  6. I don't know what's with you this week. You seem to read my cravings/dreams? First it was the honey oat bon appetite, then the chocolate milky way, and now pistachio ice cream. It's like a parallel mind. I'm looking forward to your future posts putting my cravings in to perspective. Hahaha

  7. claudia lamascolo says:

    Erin this is my favorite ice cream, I always top it with hot fudge and a shot of amaretto lol! I would love to win some pistachio's and try this ice cream, always follow you.. but will tweet away as well! thanks for the opportunity!

  8. claudia lamascolo says:

    Erin this is my favorite ice cream, I always top it with hot fudge and a shot of amaretto lol! I would love to win some pistachio's and try this ice cream, always follow you.. but will tweet away as well! thanks for the opportunity!

  9. Chris and Amy says:

    We love pistachios, and this ice cream sounds wonderful! So taht's our first choice, then maybe a bag of mixed nuts just to snack on.

  10. Chris and Amy says:

    We love pistachios, and this ice cream sounds wonderful! So taht's our first choice, then maybe a bag of mixed nuts just to snack on.

  11. sugarfooteats.com says:

    I would go with the almond flour and pine nuts!

  12. sugarfooteats.com says:

    I would go with the almond flour and pine nuts!

  13. sugarfooteats.com says:

    And I've already liked your FB page. :)

  14. sugarfooteats.com says:

    And I've already liked your FB page. :)

  15. Time4Mommy says:

    Oh they have so much!! I love their coffee and dried dates.

    time4mommy@gmail.com

  16. Time4Mommy says:

    Oh they have so much!! I love their coffee and dried dates.

    time4mommy@gmail.com

  17. Time4Mommy says:

    I follow you on GFC @ Mandie Stevens

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  18. Time4Mommy says:

    I follow you on GFC @ Mandie Stevens

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  19. Time4Mommy says:

    I 'like' you on FB @ Mandie Stevens
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  20. Time4Mommy says:

    I 'like' you on FB @ Mandie Stevens
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  21. Time4Mommy says:

    I posted on FB & Tweeted but I do with all of your posts so IDK if that counts lol

    time4mommy@gmail.com

  22. Time4Mommy says:

    I posted on FB & Tweeted but I do with all of your posts so IDK if that counts lol

    time4mommy@gmail.com

  23. If I win I'd love the roasted salted macadamia nuts and dried mango!

  24. If I win I'd love the roasted salted macadamia nuts and dried mango!

  25. Eftychia says:

    This is an ice cream I will try for sure! I am sure my family will love this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Eftychia says:

    This is an ice cream I will try for sure! I am sure my family will love this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Anonymous says:

    If I win, I would love to receive the macadamia nuts and the dried strawberries. YUM!

    Cindy
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

  28. Anonymous says:

    If I win, I would love to receive the macadamia nuts and the dried strawberries. YUM!

    Cindy
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

  29. Anonymous says:

    I follow your blog via email.

    Cindy
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

  30. Anonymous says:

    I follow your blog via email.

    Cindy
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

  31. Anonymous says:

    I like you on Facebook.

    Cindy
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

  32. Anonymous says:

    I like you on Facebook.

    Cindy
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

  33. thefooddoctor says:

    Yay! congrats on your first giveaway!
    and that icecream looks AMAZING

  34. thefooddoctor says:

    Yay! congrats on your first giveaway!
    and that icecream looks AMAZING

  35. Anonymous says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter.

    Cindy
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

  36. Anonymous says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter.

    Cindy
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

  37. Anonymous says:

    I post about this giveaway on Facebook.

    Cindy
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

  38. Anonymous says:

    I post about this giveaway on Facebook.

    Cindy
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

  39. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    Great giveaway Erin! The ice cream looks wonderful! I would like to have the plain pistachios or the wasabi peas from Oh Nuts!

  40. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    Great giveaway Erin! The ice cream looks wonderful! I would like to have the plain pistachios or the wasabi peas from Oh Nuts!

  41. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    I follow you via Friend COnnect.

  42. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    I follow you via Friend COnnect.

  43. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    I follow you via Facebook.

  44. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    I follow you via Facebook.

  45. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    I spread the word on Facebook!

  46. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    I spread the word on Facebook!

  47. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    And I tweeted!

  48. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    And I tweeted!

  49. Ice Cream looks delicious – who doesn't love pistachios!

  50. Ice Cream looks delicious – who doesn't love pistachios!

  51. This ice cream looks amazing! And congrats on being sent free food! One of the great perks of being a food blogger, no? :D

  52. This ice cream looks amazing! And congrats on being sent free food! One of the great perks of being a food blogger, no? :D

  53. Congrats on your first give away! Your ice cream looks delish…and I can't wait to see what marvelous things you make with the rest of your loot!

  54. Congrats on your first give away! Your ice cream looks delish…and I can't wait to see what marvelous things you make with the rest of your loot!

  55. I'd like cashews and macadamia nuts~

  56. I'd like cashews and macadamia nuts~

  57. I shared your facebook post about your giveaway :)

  58. I shared your facebook post about your giveaway :)

  59. Fun and Fearless in Beantown says:

    The pistachio ice cream looks great! I'd love to win the pine nuts and the dried cherries!

  60. Fun and Fearless in Beantown says:

    The pistachio ice cream looks great! I'd love to win the pine nuts and the dried cherries!

  61. Your ice cream looks delish! You may want to pick up David Lebovitz's book, The Perfect Scoop. It's packed with ice cream recipes, including an apricot-pistachio one.

    I'd choose dry roasted unsalted almonds and jumbo raw Georgia pecans.

    Thanks for the fun giveaway.

  62. Your ice cream looks delish! You may want to pick up David Lebovitz's book, The Perfect Scoop. It's packed with ice cream recipes, including an apricot-pistachio one.

    I'd choose dry roasted unsalted almonds and jumbo raw Georgia pecans.

    Thanks for the fun giveaway.

  63. New follower via GFC. I'm here because of Lizzy's FB post. :-)

  64. New follower via GFC. I'm here because of Lizzy's FB post. :-)

  65. Tweeted your giveaway: http://twitter.com/cspod/statuses/82022750805442561

    cspod21 AT gmail DOT com

  66. Tweeted your giveaway: http://twitter.com/cspod/statuses/82022750805442561

    cspod21 AT gmail DOT com

  67. I LOVE Oh! Nuts. They sent me a few items a while back and their almond flour is phenomenal. I guess if i were to win this giveaway, I'd want some more of that or their premium cashews!
    PS – fantastic ice cream!!!

  68. I LOVE Oh! Nuts. They sent me a few items a while back and their almond flour is phenomenal. I guess if i were to win this giveaway, I'd want some more of that or their premium cashews!
    PS – fantastic ice cream!!!

  69. throuthehaze says:

    Dried Bing Cherries and Angelino Red Dried Plums
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  70. throuthehaze says:

    Dried Bing Cherries and Angelino Red Dried Plums
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  73. I LOVE pistachio anything. But especially ice cream. This looks delish! : )

  74. I LOVE pistachio anything. But especially ice cream. This looks delish! : )

  75. I'd love to try the Oriental Rice Cracker Mix & some Roasted Salted Israeli Jumbo Pumpkin Seeds.

  76. I'd love to try the Oriental Rice Cracker Mix & some Roasted Salted Israeli Jumbo Pumpkin Seeds.

  77. I liked you on FB.

  78. I liked you on FB.

  79. Kate@Diethood says:

    I, too, LOOOOVE pistachios. In fact, I just had a handful. :) But the ice cream sounds waaaay better!!

    I'll take cashews and pistachios, please. :)

  80. Kate@Diethood says:

    I, too, LOOOOVE pistachios. In fact, I just had a handful. :) But the ice cream sounds waaaay better!!

    I'll take cashews and pistachios, please. :)

  81. Emily @ Life on Food says:

    I love pistachos. Your ice cream looks delicious!

    I would pick the almond flour. I have been wanting to try that for the longest time.

  82. Emily @ Life on Food says:

    I love pistachos. Your ice cream looks delicious!

    I would pick the almond flour. I have been wanting to try that for the longest time.

  83. Baking Serendipity says:

    I love pistachios too (seems to be a total trend here)! Your ice cream looks fantastic! I know my husband and I would each love a bowl of this to dig into :)

  84. Baking Serendipity says:

    I love pistachios too (seems to be a total trend here)! Your ice cream looks fantastic! I know my husband and I would each love a bowl of this to dig into :)

  85. I adore anything with pistachios in it. I must eat a bowl of them a day. Hope you don't mind if I bookmark this one to make later this week. If all goes well I should be picking up my first ice cream maker this week. Far too excited! lol

  86. I adore anything with pistachios in it. I must eat a bowl of them a day. Hope you don't mind if I bookmark this one to make later this week. If all goes well I should be picking up my first ice cream maker this week. Far too excited! lol

  87. Happy When Not Hungry says:

    I would love the dried kiwi and dried strawberries… yum!

  88. Happy When Not Hungry says:

    I would love the dried kiwi and dried strawberries… yum!

  89. Hi Erin! My hubby and daughter absolutely love pistachios! I can't believe I didn't already follow you on google friend connect but I am now! I am reposting this on facebook and twitter :)

  90. Hi Erin! My hubby and daughter absolutely love pistachios! I can't believe I didn't already follow you on google friend connect but I am now! I am reposting this on facebook and twitter :)

  91. Lindsey@Lindselicious says:

    I would want the fruit and nut tray and a bag of the almond flour! That ice cream looks so good! Your husband is a lucky guy!

  92. Lindsey@Lindselicious says:

    I would want the fruit and nut tray and a bag of the almond flour! That ice cream looks so good! Your husband is a lucky guy!

  93. Lindsey@Lindselicious says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  94. Lindsey@Lindselicious says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  95. Lindsey@Lindselicious says:

    And I've liked you on FB! (Lindselicious!)

  96. Lindsey@Lindselicious says:

    And I've liked you on FB! (Lindselicious!)

  97. RavieNomNoms says:

    I am loving this ice cream!! I am such a "nut" for pistachios!

  98. RavieNomNoms says:

    I am loving this ice cream!! I am such a "nut" for pistachios!

  99. Sheskis says:

    What a great site Oh Nuts is! Almonds, my absolute always fave and Pumpkin Seeds-so hard to find in stores. Five kinds! Who knew there was more than 1?

  100. Sheskis says:

    What a great site Oh Nuts is! Almonds, my absolute always fave and Pumpkin Seeds-so hard to find in stores. Five kinds! Who knew there was more than 1?

  101. Sheskis says:

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  102. Sheskis says:

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  103. Sheskis says:
  104. Sheskis says:
  105. Ashley T says:

    If I had to pick 2, I'd pick pecans and some trail mix. Yum!

    clarinet0921@live.com

  106. Ashley T says:

    If I had to pick 2, I'd pick pecans and some trail mix. Yum!

    clarinet0921@live.com

  107. Ashley T says:

    I "liked" your FB page (Ashley C Thompson)

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  108. Ashley T says:

    I "liked" your FB page (Ashley C Thompson)

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  109. Ashley T says:

    I follow you through GFC.

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  110. Ashley T says:

    I follow you through GFC.

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  111. Parsley Sage says:

    Bulk Cashews and Chocolate Raspberry Coffee Beans for me, please! Awesome giveaway and even better ice cream. Sounds like you made yourself a VERY happy hubby :)

  112. Parsley Sage says:

    Bulk Cashews and Chocolate Raspberry Coffee Beans for me, please! Awesome giveaway and even better ice cream. Sounds like you made yourself a VERY happy hubby :)

  113. I would love the raw macadamia nuts and the dried bananas!

  114. I would love the raw macadamia nuts and the dried bananas!

  115. I follow you on facebook.

  116. I follow you on facebook.

  117. Lauren at Keep It Sweet says:

    My dad loves pistachio ice cream, I must share this recipe with him! I'd want the caramelized almond and cashew clusters!

  118. Lauren at Keep It Sweet says:

    My dad loves pistachio ice cream, I must share this recipe with him! I'd want the caramelized almond and cashew clusters!

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