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homemade pistachio ice cream in a bowl with pistachio nuts beside it an ice cream scoop behind it and the tray of ice cream to the right
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Homemade Pistachio Ice Cream

Easy & Delicious Homemade Pistachio Ice Cream without the need for an ice cream maker!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chilling & Freezing Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Louise


  • Ninja Foodi Cold and Hot Blender



  • Add the cream, milk, and ½ cup of pistachios to the blender and select the Mixer Function.
  • Pour the mixture into a large container and chill in the fridge for about an hour.
  • Strain the mixture to remove the pistachios. Discard the pistachios. Pour the liquid back into the blender.
  • Mix the sugar and the xanthan gum together and add to the blender, add the almond extract, and the amaretto if using. Select the ice cream function.
  • Add 5-7 drops of green food coloring and blend on low if you want your ice cream green in color.
  • Pour into shallow containers, add ½ cup shelled pistachios divided between the trays. Press the pistachios down into the ice cream mix. Cover with parchment and freeze for 6-8 hours.
  • Serve & Enjoy!


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Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 988IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg