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Friday, May 4, 2012

Pistachio Gelato

Straight from Anne's gelateria ! lol

It's about 10 am and 29°C . It's only May pffftttt

I'm bracing myself for a more sweaty days ahead .

And more ice cream .

Or gelato .

What's the difference ?!

Go google it ! lol

I've made some pistachio ice cream last time . Compare to this gelato recipe , the color of the last one was much more greener . I've used different roasted pistachios . This concoction is much more denser , too . Nearly equal proportion of milk and cream , a little bit more pistachios but no eggs . More like a Philadelphia-style ice cream .

But eggs are use in making gelato . And I thought otherwise . Read more lah !

Of course , don't expect using an ice cream maker will get you that Italian gelateria-style results . You need to go to Italy or buy a gelato maker , which is quiet expensive , by the way . But if you have some money leaking out from your pocket er wallet , go ahead and buy it . Buy me one , too ! lol

I'm planning to make the espresso gelato but I need to use all my pistachios that's been sitting around , looking forlorn .



Gelato di pistaccchio , recipe from Ices Italia

Serves 6-8 ( I halve the recipe )

160 grams / generous 1 cup pistachio nuts . toasted , skins rubbed off and cooled
150 grams/ 3/4 cup caster ( superfine ) sugar
350 ml / 1 1/2 cups full-cream ( whole ) milk
300 ml / 1 1/4 cups double ( heavy ) cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

* Put the nuts and caster sugar into a food processor and process until very finely ground . Leave in the machine .
* Put the milk and cream in a saucepan and heat gently until bubbles start to appear around the sides of the pan . Pour a little of this mixture onto the pistachios and process again . Add a little more of liquid and continue in the same way until all milk mixture has been used up . Process until very fine . Add vanilla and tip into a large bowl and cool and macerate for few hours . If you want a coarse texture just pour the liquid over finely ground mixture in the processor and process briefly .
* Churn using an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions . Transfer  to a freezer-proof container , cover and freeze for 3 hours before serving . I freeze mine overnight .
* If you don't have an ice cream maker , you can freeze the mixture for 40 minutes to 1 hour till half frozen ; use a spoon to scrape the mixture  and beat it with a handheld mixer until smooth but not melted , repeat this 2 to 3 times , every 40 minutes or so , to improve texture . Freeze for 3 to 4 hours or overnight before serving .

32 comments:

  1. If you do not use eggs then you have to use heavy heavy cream. But I go with you, I can eat less but will eat the full cream ice cream. You did a great job with pistachios.I love all ice creams with nuts in it:)

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    1. Some ice cream/gelato recipes uses both eggs and heavy cream :D

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  2. wish to have a cup right now, outside is hot now..sound really refresing and cool..

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  3. wow, how beatifully served!
    Here is also unexpected warm weather!


    Life and travelling
    Cooking

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  4. I love pistachios! I should google the difference between ice cream and gelato, hehehe!

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    1. Bechay , not that much really ! hahahaha

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  5. How yummy is this-I want some! I do have a weakness for gelato, so they need to have those makers a little less costly! I like the nice pale hue this has as well. Buying gelato around here would take a long drive and some $$ as well, so making it is certainly the best option. Happy Friday Anne!

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  6. I did check out the price few months ago tsk tsk :D The manufacturer need to lower their price ! hahahaha

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  7. i think gelato tastes less creamier..but doesnt matter, just pass me some!! it's so hot here!!

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  8. I thought so , too ! But this is much more creamier than the one I've made last time :D Or maybe my cream's too creamy ! lol

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  9. Seriously?! It's so cold where I am.. Waht a great excuse to make gelato, this looks heavenly! I love pistachios, but have never made anything with them. Must start soon :)

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  10. hmmm i always wondered what the difference was between ice cream and gelato! i love how intense the flavor is in gelato. and pistachio is one of my favorites! totally gorgeous!

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  11. WOW your photos are incredible, i love gelato.

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  12. I really like your blog, its so creative with amazing combinations!!

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  13. Anne, I not sure the milk + lemon would work. The recipe uses a commercial buttermilk that has cultures in it. I have successfully used plain yogurt to replace the buttermilk. When I have some spare time I'll try to make a cup using ta cup he milk-lemon juice combination. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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    1. Thanks for that , Mary ! Will look for some buttermilk here :)

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  14. Love gelato, pistachios any day anytime therefore this is my perfect dish :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  15. This looks so stunning - I love pistachios and gelato? Do not ask me twice :D
    Great joB!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  16. We're in the midst of a heat wave...and your gorgeous gelato would hit the spot!!! Thanks again for the inspiring my Dulce de Leche brownies...I love all that you make, my friend!!!

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    1. Awww Lizzie ! That's so nice ! hahahha I love yours , too ! ;)

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  17. Oh my I was looking for something like this to make for the kids. It is the peak for summer and I'm sure they would love me for this. Happy to be your follower and I'm off to check the goodies you have in store. Do drop by my space when you find time.
    Tickling Palates

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  18. This is one of my most favorite gelato flavors! YUM! So perfect for the hot weather we're having here in TX!

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  19. I see lots of pistachio nuts in every scoop of your ice cream...Ops! I'm drooling!

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  20. Hi Anne, your gelato look awesome, just nice for our super hot weather. hehehe..

    Have a nice week ahead.Regards.

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  21. what a delicious recipe...the gelato looks divine !!!


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  22. I love gelato, it's so good. Perfect!

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  23. Gosh, this looks extremely luscious. Mouthwatering already!
    Kristy

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  24. Pistachio gelato luks super delicious..

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  25. YUM! I love pistachio ice-cream or Galeto especially those home made one like yours! Looks so yummilicious! :)

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