Authentic Pistachio Gelato Recipe

Make your next get together a pistachio party with this refreshing, creamy gelato recipe that everyone will love.

Total Time: 1h 30 min

Yield: 8

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Leave your worries at the door and have a bowl of Italian-style pistachio gelato... made in the comfort of your home.


How to make step by step

egg yolks



vanilla extract

granulated Sugar



Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the shelled pistachios, let it boil for 4 minutes. Then drain and lay it out on a clean kitchen towel.

Step 1

Whip the egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch manually or with an electric mixer until it has a foamy mixture.

Step 2

Combine and blend the egg yolk mixture, pistachios, and milk.

Step 3

Pour milk into a pot and heat it up while slowly adding the pistachio cream mixture, then add a vanilla extract for flavor. 

Step 4

Make sure your pistachio cream is thick enough to stick in the spatula before taking it out and setting it aside to cool off.

Step 5

How to make pistachio gelato in an ice cream maker

Ice Cream Maker

Heat a pot of milk and add sugar, making sure sugar is properly dissolved.

Step 1

Mix and whisk the pistachio cream base and milk mixture. 

Step 2

Set it aside, and let it cool in the fridge for 3 hours or until overnight.

Step 3

Pour the milk and pistachio paste mixture into the ice cream maker and let it freeze (refer to your ice cream maker manual).

Step 4

DIY Pistachio Gelato Tips:

Peel the pistachios.

Use a blender.

Use quality ingredients.

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