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Pistachio Ice Cream

Creamy, sweet and nutty Pistachio Ice cream made without an ice cream machine. It’s unbelievably easy to make and so good!

Pistachio Ice Cream cone

How do you intensify pistachio flavor?

To intensify the pistachio flavor in this amazing ice cream I used both Vanilla and Almond extract. Both enhance the pistachio flavor and give a heavenly depth of flavor to it, so don’t leave them out!

Also, the addition of salt helps bring the pistachio flavor out. In this case I used roasted and salted pistachios -simply because they’re easier to find- and then developed the recipe accordingly, omitting any extra salt in the recipe.

Pistachio Ice Cream side

What flavors pair well with Pistachio?

Pistachios are easily paired with many flavors, so if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding any of these add-ons to your ice cream:

  • White, Dark and milk Chocolate
  • Mint
  • Citrus flavors like orange, lemon, mandarin, lime and blood orange
  • Raspberry
  • Blackberry
  • Cherries
  • Dried Fruits like cranberries, dates, apricots or figs
  • Almonds
  • Pumpkin
  • Coconut
  • Cardamom
  • Chai
  • Honey
  • Pear
Pistachio Ice Cream scoop

Tips and Tricks for making the best Pistachio Ice Cream

  • Heavy cream rises quicker when the whisk attachment and metal bowl are cold, so freeze them for 10 minutes before beating the chilled heavy cream for a quicker process
  • Make sure you freeze the ice cream for at least 6 hours before serving it to ensure it’s completely set
  • Remove it from the freezer 5 to 10 minutes prior to serving
  • Store the ice cream covered and in the freezer
Pistachio Ice Cream Flatlay

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Pistachio Ice Cream cone
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Pistachio Ice Cream

Creamy, sweet and nutty Pistachio Ice cream made without an ice cream machine. It's unbelievably easy to make and so good!
Prep Time20 minutes
Additional Time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 20 minutes
Course: Ice Cream and Frozen Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Maria Corcuera, pistachio almond ice cream, pistachio ice cream, pistachio ice cream recipe, pistachios ice cream, sweet fix baker
Servings: 4 Cups
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Maria Corcuera


  • 2 Cups heavy whipping cream chilled
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 Cup roasted and salted pistachios measured then grounded (plus more for garnish)


  • Beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form (freeze whisk and metal bowl for 10 minutes for a quicker process)
  • Add condensed milk, vanilla extract, almond extract and mix until well incorporated. Fold in ground pistachios until evenly distributed
  • Place the mixture in a loaf pan or any freezable container, top with the remaining pistachios, cover and freeze for 6-8 hours



Serving: 1g | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g

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