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Pistachio Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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Pistachio chocolate chip ice cream is the ultimate sweet and salty, creamy and chocolatey summer treat. You don’t even need an ice cream machine to make it at home.

Pistachio Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

We love no-churn ice cream (or ice cream made without an ice cream machine) around here, don’t we? Have you tried the recipe for no-churn bourbon peach ice cream yet? Homemade ube ice cream is my favourite but lemme tell you, this pistachio chocolate chip ice cream is a close second.

Creamy, bursting with pistachio flavour from real pistachio paste and chopped pistachio nuts, and chips, lots of dark chocolate chips. Let’s get to it.

How to make pistachio paste

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When I saw that a small jar of pistachio paste at my local baking supply store would cost me an arm (my baking arm lol) and a leg, I figure I’d make it myself and save me some money. I mean, how hard can it be?

Honestly, it was not hard but it was tedious.

First, you need to blanch the shelled pistachios (buy shelled otherwise you would have to shell the nuts yourself!). Boil water, carefully pour the pistachios then take them out after about 1-2 minutes.

Transfer them into a bowl of water filled with ice cubes. After another 1-2 minutes, strain and proceed to remove the brown outer skin.

This last part was what took me forever. The skin doesn’t come off that easily and instead of the vibrant green I was looking for, I ended up with brown pistachio paste which was what I wanted to avoid in the first place.

Pure pistachio paste

In the end it didn’t matter though. After a few minutes in the food processor, my pistachio paste may have been more brown than green but it was delicious and pure pistachio goodness.

Would I do it again? Absolutely. Maybe I won’t bother with removing the skin. We’ll see…I love food experiments!

Related: White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies

How to make ice cream without an ice cream machine

Pistachio Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Now how about all this no-churn nonsense? Seriously, if you haven’t tried making your own ice cream yet now is the time (what is up with the ridiculously hot weather we’ve been having, eh?). Don’t let not owning an ice cream machine stop you.

I go into a lot more detail here about how to make no-churn ice cream. And if you want to see it in action, see this video of how I made this scrumptious roasted cherry choco chip ice cream.

How to make pistachio chocolate chip ice cream

Pistachio Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Making this pistachio chocolate chip ice cream is similar – I combined condensed milk and pistachio paste. Took a dollop of whipped cream and mixed it in to lighten my pistachio mixture.

I folded the mixture back into the whipped cream. Added my mix-ins. Froze my ice cream. Enjoyed my yummy ice cream the next day!

I hope you try making this recipe, or any other kind of homemade ice cream you like using all your favourite ingredients. It’s fun to make and funner to eat. Hope you’re having a fabulous summer!

Other recipes you might like

If you like pistachios and all kinds of nuts, here are more recipes containing nuts you might enjoy:

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Pistachio Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Pistachio Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Author: Jolina
Pistachio chocolate chip ice cream is the ultimate sweet and salty, creamy and chocolatey summer treat. You don’t even need an ice cream machine to make it at home.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Freezing Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 323 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Using a handheld mixer or a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, combine condensed milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 3.5 oz pistachio paste until smooth and incorporated.
  • Take a dollop of whipped cream and fold it into your pistachio mixture to lighten it.
  • Fold the lightened pistachio mixture into the whipped cream. Stir chocolate chips and chopped pistachios, reserving a couple of tablespoons to sprinkle on top.
  • Transfer to freezer-safe container and sprinkle the mix-ins you set aside on top. Smoothen with a spatula, cover with plastic wrap and freeze 6-8 hours, preferably overnight.

Notes

  1. Depending on the kind of pistachio paste you use, you may need to add more. Taste and adjust according to preference.
  2. I used salted pistachios for this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 323kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 5gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 31mgPotassium: 314mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 660IUVitamin C: 1.3mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 0.9mg

Nutritional information are estimates only.

Keyword Easy, No-Churn Ice Cream, Summer
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Mackenzie

Sunday 26th of August 2018

Oh girl, you are speaking to my inner most soul with this one. I usually pass on pistachio ice cream because the flavor by itself isn't my thing, but add in the chocolate chips and I am in heaven! My freezer will never run out of this recipe!

Jolina

Monday 27th of August 2018

Happy to hear that! This has become one of my favourites :)

Marisa Franca

Thursday 23rd of August 2018

We love ice cream!! And now that we've discovered no-churn ice cream it's even better. We get the craving and in no-time we can have that frozen dessert. We certainly like pistachio and add chocolate to it we're in heaven.

Jolina

Monday 27th of August 2018

No-churn ice cream is the best isn't it??

Dawn

Thursday 23rd of August 2018

I have a huge bag of pistachios in our pantry so I know what needs to happen with them ;) Love nuts in ice cream for the yummy flavour and textural component. I'll take two, no three, scoops please! Hope all is well with you Jolina! Watching any new shows?

Jolina

Monday 27th of August 2018

Hey Dawn! It's meant to be :) We're good thanks. You? We're under another heat warning but no complaints from me lol. I have Brooklyn Nine-Nine on my saved list in Netflix, can't wait to start that one. Sounds fun.

Ifeoluwa

Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

This is such a yummy recipe! so good

Pam

Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

I haven't made ice cream in a very long time. We use to make ice cream when we were kids and it was always so good. I love pistachio and chocolate chip so I think we will give this a try and see how it turns out.