Pistachio Ice Cream
These are pretty much my exact thoughts when I work from home on Friday’s and go to Starbucks before I fire up my computer at home. Precisely why I’m late to sign on 90% of the time. I mean, I totally love that everyone in Starbucks are kindred spirits because we all have the same caffeine obsession but #17 totally needs to happen and #36 always kills me. You never want to piss off anyone in line behind you at Starbucks because we all haven’t had our coffee yet (which is the exact reason why we’re even standing in line at a Starbucks) so we’re all pretty much monsters. Or maybe that’s just what I am before I have my coffee :)
SO, truth be told, I’ve never had pistachio ice cream until I made this homemade version. Yeah, I know, sacrilege, right? I mean, ok..I never really wanted to try it when we went to gelato/ice cream places because there were just other flavors that were much more appealing to me than pistachio, and honestly, the green kind of turned me off (I know, I’m picky). It’s actually my favorite nut (I’ve got expensive taste, apparently, lol) but I just thought it’d taste weird and I’d waste money so I would always go for other flavors. Um yeah, I’ve been MISSING OUT.
Don’t pull a me and miss out on an awesome ice cream flavor. You should make this at home ASAP! I LOVED the hit of pistachio flavor from the pistachio paste you make in the beginning and the subtle almond flavor just compliments it so well. The chocolate pieces rounded out the flavors of this ice cream and gave some nice added sweetness. I’m still dreaming of this ice cream and wish we had more in our freezer. It’s sooo creamy and the perfect dessert for any day of the week.
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Posted on April 09, 2014