Pistachio ice cream

Pistachio ice cream
Rediscover the real, delicate taste of pistachio in this ice cream with its very definite flavour.
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Last modified on: October 1st 2014

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For 2 litres 400 ml, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Pistachio ice cream
Bring 1 litre 500 ml whole milk to the boil, then take off the heat.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Pistachio ice cream
In a bowl, mix 18 egg yolks and 450 g caster sugar with a

soft spatula.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Pistachio ice cream
Pour the milk into the egg-yolk and sugar mixture while stirring. Mix well.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Pistachio ice cream
Pour the mixture back into the saucepan on very low heat and leave to thicken, stirring constantly.

This should reach its ideal texture at 181°F (83°C) (use an electronic thermometer if you can) or simply follow the method for real custard sauce (crème anglaise), if you prefer.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Pistachio ice cream
As soon as the mixture is ready, take off the heat, add 300 g Pistachio powder or paste, mix well, add 600 ml liquid cream and mix again.

Cool by standing the saucepan in cold water and stir frequently.

Leave to wait in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Stage 6 - 30 min.
Pistachio ice cream
Churn the mixture in an ice-cream maker 30 minutes before you wish to serve.
If you look at the ingredients of commercially available pistachio ice cream, you will often find almond or bitter almond extract listed - a travesty of the real thing.
Several days in the freezer.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
5,340 Kcal or 22,358 Kj161 gr650 gr232 gr
267 %62 %61 %35 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
205 Kcal or 858 Kj6 gr25 gr9 gr
10 %2 %2 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg, Nuts
How much will it cost?
  • For 2 litres 400 ml : 4.46 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bourguignon potatoes , Coffee custard, Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants), Creamy polenta with green asparagus, Peach and verbena feuilleté, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gratin of Endives with Mont d'Or, Rabbit civet "à la normande", Baked eggs with chicken and spinach, Roquefort sauce, Paris flan filling, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pannacotta and blackcurrant crumble, Lemon and lime cakes, Tarte Normande, Clear strawberry juice, Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée), ... All
Pistachio powder or pastePistachio powder or paste: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Paris flan filling, Pistachio cake, Pistachio tiramisu, Pistachio madeleines, Mini apricot and pistachio brioches, ... All
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