Friday, March 24, 2017

PISTACHIO ICE-CREAM


how to make homemade pistachio ice-cream

There's nothing better than a frosty scoop of homemade pistachio ice cream. 

Ice cream is loved by everyone, it's one of the most popular desserts of all little toddlers and all the grownups. For some grown up kids it's a must have staple in the fridge. A tub of ice cream brings back the fond memories of happier and carefree days, it gives an instant mood-uplift but hey, you don't always have to buy ice creams from the market, you can make these yummy desserts at home!! They are way much easier to make, than most people think.

Churned with generous amount of pistachios and dusted with almonds, this is hands down the best homemade pistachio ice cream you'll ever eat. It's thick, creamy and provides much joy when the climate doesn't. I made this yesterday and I'm craving for one badly right now. Of course, I had to share this with you!

This ice cream is made with 4 main ingredients - milk, cream, sugar and tons of pistachios. I used milk and cream in 2:1 ratio. I didn't added any food coloring, so my ice cream was light green in color. However you can add few drops of artificial food coloring, if you want!

This is best homemade ice cream which I've eaten recently. Chunks of pistachios, almonds and homemade whipped cream were added to gave this ice cream a wonderful texture and flavor. So may I present you, easy to make, vegetarian pistachio ice cream recipe!! It's heavenly!!

PISTACHIO ICE CREAM


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6-7 people
Author: The Food Root

INGREDIENTS
4 cups - Milk
1 cup - Heavy Cream
1 cup - Sugar
1 cup - Pistachio, roasted and salted
2 tablespoons - Almonds (optional)

For whipped cream:
1 cup - Heavy cream
1 teaspoon - Salt
1 teaspoon - Sugar

DIRECTIONS
1. Chop or grind pistachios in a processor and keep it aside.

2. Combine milk and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a gentle boil. Continue to stir, till the sugar dissolves completely.

3. Add the ground pistachio mixture in the pan.

4. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 5-6 minutes. Stir it constantly, until the mixture starts to thicken slowly. Do not boil. Remove the heat and let cool for sometime.

5. Pour it into the container or a bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

6. Now, let's prepare the homemade whipping cream:

(Always remember that, the colder and heavier the cream is, the easier it is to whip)
  • So our first step is to place the empty bowl in a freezer for a quick chill. 
  • Than, pour cold, heavy cream in the bowl and add a pinch of salt and sugar.
  • Whisk for 2-3 minutes or till it's well blended. Set it aside.

7. Next remove the (milk, sugar and ground pistachio mixture) container from the refrigerator after an hour, than add homemade whipped cream followed by 1 cup of heavy cream and whisk to combine.

8. Add 2 tbsp of crushed pistachio and/or almonds, mix gently.

9. Then cover the container with plastic wrap. Refrigerate it again, for 2-3 hours or till it's well set.

10. Scoop the ice cream into the bowl and top the ice cream with syrup or serve it plain.

11. Enjoy!! ;-)

NOTES
1. I used roasted and salted pistachios, however you can you use raw too.
2. I didn't added any food coloring, so my ice cream was light green in color. However you can add few drops of artificial food coloring, if you want!
3. You can adjust sugar as per your taste.

15 comments:

  1. Pistachio has always been one of my favorite ice cream flavors. Thanks for sharing your easy to make recipe with us.

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  2. Ahhh Need to make subs and tubs of these as Pistacchio is definitely a favorite flavor! Thanks for sharing this easy recipe!

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  3. I love pistachios!! And it seems so simple to make! Definitely going to try this soon.

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  4. Ice cream has always been one of my favorites. We have some in the freezer right now! But I've never tried to make my own. I bet my boys would have a blast with this!

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  5. Oooh this sounds so good. I only discovered pistachio ice cream recently and really liked it. I may have to make some for the family. Thanks for the rest recipe

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  6. I have never had pistachio ice cream but I totally want to now! I might have to try making it myself

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  7. I love pistachio ice cream, I have never made it and I will try and let you know how it turns out.

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  8. I am so excited for this recipe bc I love pistachio and ice cream, so together...yummy!!!

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  9. this looks delicious! Who doesnt love ice cream? (ross from friend maybe?lol) I will try to recreate this with vegan cream and let you know how it went!

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  10. Oh, this looks super yummy. I will definitely have to try this. I love trying new recipes!!

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  11. That looks wonderful. Pistachio is one of my favorites.

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  12. Love the pistachios in any form.. and ice-cream is love !!

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  13. I've always wanted to make my own ice cream! This sounds so good.

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  14. Pistachio ice cream is my favourite. I love ice cream and always keep a tub in the freezer. This recipe looks easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. I'll definitely be making this ice cream soon.

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