Pistachio Ice Cream - 14 Servings

Cuisinart original


Makes about fourteen 1/2-cup servings


  • 1⅓ cups whole milk, well chilled
  • 1-⅛ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups heavy cream, well chilled
  • 1½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1½ cups shelled pistachios, roughly chopped (use plain or lightly salted -- do not use red pistachios)

Nutritional information

Calories 332 (69% from fat) • carb. 22g • pro. 5g • fat 26g • sat. fat 13g • chol. 73mg • sod. 32mg • calc. 79mg • fiber 1g


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer on low speed to combine the milk and granulated sugar until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the heavy cream, and vanilla and almond extracts.
  3. Turn the machine on; pour the mixture into freezer bowl, and let mix until thickened, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. During the last 5 minutes of freezing, add the pistachios. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours.
  5. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.