18 Jun 2014

pistachio ice cream

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When I left my house this morning, it was a balmy 84 degrees. Forecasters predicted a cruel and relentless summer, and I plan to spend the sweltering days in the comfort of my home, eating ice cream. Copious amounts of it. After duking it out with my ice cream maker this weekend, I finally churned out a few simple flavors, this pistachio version being one of them. This weekend I plan to tackle Ample Hill’s Salted Crack Caramel, and there is a serious possibility that I might never leave my house as a result. Wish me luck. xx

INGREDIENTS
1 1/3 cups whole milk, well chilled
1 cup cane sugar
3 cups heavy cream, well chilled
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp pure almond extract
1 1/2 cups shelled pistachios, roughly chopped (use plain or light salted, don’t use red pistachios)

DIRECTIONS
In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the milk and sugar, on low speed, until the sugar is dissolved, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and extracts.

Turn on your ice cream machine and mix for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, add in the nuts, slowly, and mix for another 5 minutes. You may have to chill the ice cream in the freezer for 2-4 hours to get a scoopable texture. Enjoy!

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9 Comments

  1. Wow this is so yummy and beautiful!

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  2. Wow, I have such a sensory experience with pistachio ice cream – it reminds of my late father – but it certainly is tasty… Even better when it’s not green. Can’t wait to give this a try.

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  3. Oh my goodness. I was just talking about pistachio ice cream. I love it so very much. I love how it’s NOT green. 🙂

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    • I was wondering about that, since every amazing pistachio ice cream I’ve ever had has never been green. Are folks using color dye? 🙂

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  4. Nika Joon wrote:

    Mm this looks delicious! Can’t wait to see the Salted Crack Caramel!

    Posted on 6.18.14 · Reply to comment
  5. I love that you’re serving it in teacups – so cute!

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  6. theveganmuffinwoman wrote:

    Good luck! Love the china! 🙂

    Posted on 6.18.14 · Reply to comment
  7. Oh wow – truly beautiful! You keep giving me more reasons to go out and buy an ice cream machine… I must!

    Posted on 6.19.14 · Reply to comment

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