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Pistachio Ice Cream - rich and creamy homemade pistachio flavored ice cream, loaded with even more chopped pistachios. 
Pistachio Ice Cream
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Chill
6 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs
 

Pistachio Ice Cream - rich and creamy homemade pistachio flavored ice cream, loaded with even more chopped pistachios. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pistachio ice cream
Servings: 6
Calories: 654 kcal
Author: Erin
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup shelled pistachios nuts
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, coarsely chopped
Instructions
  1. Grind the 1 ¼ cup pistachios in a food processor.  They should be finely ground, but not a paste.

  2. 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 30-45 minutes.

  3. 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.

  4. In a separate bowl pour the remaining 1 cup of heavy cream. Cover this bowl with a strainer. Set this aside. 

  5. In another bowl whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly pour the warm milk mixture into the egg yolks, stirring constantly. Then pour back into the saucepan.

  6. 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.

  7. Pour the custard through the strainer and into the cream. Add the vanilla and almond extract. Stir to combine.

  8. 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.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker

Nutrition Facts
Pistachio Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 654 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 78%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 297mg 99%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Potassium 499mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 30g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 32.5%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 15.7%
Iron 10.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.