Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The One With the Pistachio Ice Cream

I've been at it again. Trying out new crazy things with my ice cream maker. Maybe someday I'll create the newest flavor for Salt and Straw.

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.
Pistachio Ice Cream
(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
Pour the whipping cream and half and half into your ice cream maker. Add the pistachio pudding mix and begin to freeze/stir immediately. Mix in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions for 15-20 minutes.

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...

Check out my "Linked and Featured" tab to see where I linked this recipe up!


  1. I am going to have to get an ice cream maker after seeing all these delicious ice cream recipes!

  2. This ice cream sounds delicious! Pretzel crust bowls are a great idea, I bet the ice cream would taste so delicious in those. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!


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