Cherry Pistachio Ice Cream

Cherry Pistachio ice cream is the quintessential flavor pairing. Not only do you start with a delicious, creamy vanilla, almond-base, you also end up with a crunchy surprise in the form of slightly salty pistachios with tangy fresh cherries.

Cherry Pistachio Ice Cream

Cherry Pistachio ice cream ingredients: heavy cream, whole milk, sugar, almond extract, vanilla extract, and of course cherries and pistachios

Cherry Pistachio Ice Cream

cherry pistachio ice cream uses real cherries and real pistachios

Cherry Pistachio Ice Cream

chop up you pistachios, de-pit your cherries, and mash them

Cherry Pistachio Ice Cream

adding fresh mashed up cherries and pistachios to the ice cream mix

Cherry Pistachio Ice Cream

scooping a cone of homemade Cherry Pistachio ice cream, you’ll love it

Cherry Pistachio Ice Cream

tangy, slightly salty, creamy, homeamade cherry pistachio ice cream

Cherry Pistachio Ice Cream
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Recipe type: Ice Cream
Cuisine: Dessert
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Serves: 12
 
Cherry Pistachio ice cream is the quintessential flavor pairing. Not only do you start with a delicious, creamy vanilla, almond-base, you also end up with a crunchy surprise in the form of slightly salty pistachios with tangy fresh cherries.
Ingredients
  • 2⅓ cups whole milk, well chilled
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar , well chilled
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped (use plain or lightly salted -- do not use red pistachios)
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted, then mashed
Instructions
  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 and then the mashed cherries along with the juices.
  5. 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.
  6. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.

 

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