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Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe

Indulge in the creamy goodness of homemade pistachio ice cream! Learn how to make it with our easy recipe.

Vanilla, coffee, pistachio, and chocolate are among the most beloved and timeless ice cream flavors, alongside strawberry and lemon. But what if you’re itching to make them at home and lack an ice cream maker? No problem!
Today, we’re here to reveal the secrets to creating pistachio ice cream without any special equipment, entirely from scratch. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you’ll achieve a smooth, creamy texture and delicious flavor that’s on par with gourmet ice cream shops.


Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe

Cooking method: Freezing
Cuisine: Italian
Courses: Dessert
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
25 min 5 min 360 min 390 min
Servings: 4 person
Calories: 104kcal
Best season: summer

Pistachio ice cream is an especially popular flavor in Italy,

enjoyed by both kids and adults and widely beloved around the world.
To craft this delectable treat at home, we’ve chosen an egg-free recipe that incorporates homemade pistachio cream and a dash of food coloring for a vibrant green hue.
We whipped up a batch of top-quality pistachio ice cream over the course of a couple of afternoons, and the result was absolutely superb.
For best results, be sure to use only the finest pistachios available and avoid any salted varieties.

Homemade Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe
Indulge in the creamy goodness of homemade pistachio ice cream!

The history and origin can be traced back to the Middle East, where pistachio nuts were originally cultivated and highly valued as a key ingredient in traditional Middle Eastern desserts.
It is believed that the recipe was introduced to Italy during the Arab occupation of Sicily in the 9th century. The Italians then adapted and refined the recipe, giving it their own unique twist.

Over time

has become a beloved flavor worldwide, enjoyed in various forms such as gelato in Italy and ice cream in the United States.
Despite its global popularity, remains closely associated with its Middle Eastern roots and the tradition of using pistachio nuts in desserts.



  1. To prepare,

    start by combining milk, cream, and sugar in a saucepan and heating it over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves.

  2. Then, remove the pan from the heat and stir in pistachio paste.

  3. For a more vibrant green color, you can add a pinch of green food coloring, this is optional.

  4. Next, pour the mixture into a low, wide rectangular bowl or a steel mold that has been kept in the freezer for 24 hours.

  5. Place the mixture in the freezer and take it out every 30 minutes to blend it in a food processor.

  6. This will help to cream and break up the ice crystals.

  7. Repeat this process every half hour for 5 to 6 hours until the ice cream is ready.

  8. By following these steps, you can make homemade pistachio ice cream with a creamy texture and delicious taste.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

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