This free Pistachio Nut Ice Cream Recipe is so deliciously rich and creamy… Just one taste and you will be hooked!


100g pistachio nuts, unsalted and shelled
200ml full cream milk
2 cups cream
1 Tblsp brandy
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 extra large egg yolks
125ml castor sugar
2 drops green food colouring

  • Plunge nuts into boiling water for a few seconds. Refresh in cold water to loosen skins, peel and discard skins.
  • Place nuts, milk, cream, brandy and vanilla into a saucepan and bring to the boil. 
  • Remove from heat and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
  • Purée the mixture until smooth.
  • Beat egg yolks and castor sugar until pale.
  • Add a ladleful hot pistachio mixture to the cream and mix well.
  • Add the remaining mixture, then return mixture to saucepan.
  • Gently cook mixture (don’t let it boil or it will curdle) for a few minutes until it coats the back of a spoon. Stir through food colouring.
  • Remove from heat and cool over a bowl of iced water, whisking occasionally.
  • Place mixture in the freezer and beat with an electric beater hourly until it forms a smooth ice cream.
Serves 4


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