Pistachio Ice Cream

The perfect accompaniment to any dessert, this classic, gloriously green ice cream is a favourite among adults and children alike. Using an ice cream machine makes this an absolute doddle, and means you get your ice cream sooner too!


  • 100g pistachios, shelled
  • 150ml milk
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 300ml double cream
  • 300ml ready-made custard
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract


  1. Tip 3/4 of the pistachios into a food processor or spice grinder and blitz into fine dust. Add these into a pan along with the milk and sugar, and gently bring to the boil whilst stirring. Remove from the heat, leave to cool completely, then chill in the fridge.
  2. Finely chop the reserved pistachios and whip the cream to soft peaks. Fold in the custard and almond extract until everything is evenly mixed. Pour into an ice cream machine.

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