It came to me in the middle of the night last night that it might be fun to try making a pistachio ice cream using pistachio flavored pudding mix. I figured it couldn't hurt to try and I really like the result.
(Makes 1 quart)
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups half and half
- 2 (4.5 oz) packages of pistachio flavored pudding mix (I used Jell-O)
- Chocolate chips, for garnish
Add chocolate chips for garnish when you are ready to serve.
One thing I like about this is that the jello actually give the ice cream a slightly different texture than regular ice cream. I thought maybe this gelatinous quality made it like gelato, but it turns out gelato has no cream or gelatin in it, so it's really just a twist on regular ice cream. Nonetheless, the gelatin helps the ice cream to set up (so you can omit the eggs necessary in many ice cream recipes), making this is a really easy and simple, so I'm happy.
I think this would be just delicious served in some pretzel crust bowls. If I had any pretzels or didn't hate going grocery shopping I would have made some. Maybe next time...
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