Pistachio Ice Cream

Using very fresh, raw green pistachios will ensure a soft, naturally green color unlike any commercial pistachio ice cream you’ve ever seen.

1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup half and half
2 cups unsalted pistachios, finely ground
1 teaspoon vanilla

Scald milk; pull from heat and stir in sugar and salt, blending well. Allow to cool slightly. Add cream, half and half, pistachios and vanilla. Chill 8 hours or overnight.

WIth a fine mesh strainer, strain pistachios from ice cream mixture, pressing to ensure all liquid is removed. Discard all but a strong quarter cup of pistachios (if you like a little texture). Stir in pistachios. Freeze according to your ice-cream maker’s  directions.

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