Gelato al Pistacchio

Pistachio Ice Cream

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    2 pints

    Appears in

    Great Italian Desserts

    By Nick Malgieri

    Published 1990

    • About

    The pale green color of this ice cream is as delicate as the natural pistachio flavor. Try to find the greenest pistachios available for the recipe.


    • 1 batch Basic Mixture for Milk-Based Ices
    • cups unsalted, shelled pistachios


    Half fill a saucepan with water and add the pistachios. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Immediately drain the pistachios and pour them onto a towel. Gather up the edges of the towel to enclose the pistachios and rub hard to loosen the skins. Go over the pistachios to separate them from the skins. Measure ½ cup