Pistachio Gelato

  • Serves

    serves 6-8


This delectable Italian specialty is cool, creamy, lightly nutty, and especially delicious when paired with our Chocolate Gelato.


  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 cups shelled unsalted pistachios, finely ground in a food processor or spice mill


Step 1

Bring 3 cups of the milk to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat, then remove from heat. Combine remaining 1 cup milk, sugar, and cornstarch in a bowl, then stir into hot milk. Return pan to heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly, 8-10 minutes.

Step 2

Put pistachios into a large bowl and stir in hot milk mixture. Set aside to let cool, stirring often, then cover and refrigerate overnight.

Step 3

Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, pressing ground pistachios with the back of a wooden spoon. Discard pistachios. Process mixture in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.

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