Pistachio Ice Cream with Nutella Fudge Swirls.
See also: how I know that I’m old.
I’m voluntarily making and eating ice cream with NUTS in it! I don’t know if I love or hate myself. Is this adulthood?
Perhaps you have been following along with my pistachio saga here on the blog over the last few years? From the time when I went from thinking that all things pistachio are gross and only for the elderly and ANY dessert made with nuts is an abomination, to being absolutely obsessed with all the pistachio things – sweet and savory alike.
That’s how it goes for me: loathe an ingredient to the point of offending others and then losing my mind because I love it so much. SORRY.
This ice cream!
My favorite pistachio flavor is probably by Talenti (ugh, so good) – but I have yet to have a pistachio ice cream filled with things other than, well… pistachio.
Changing that right now.
This one is laced with nutella fudge chunks. It’s dreamy. It also has a little bit of almond extract (p.s. I won’t hate you if you use amaretto?) which I’m finding mught just be the secret to pistachio desserts. You know how many store-bought pistachio things can taste absolutely delicious but then you find out that they are made with pistachio pudding mixture while also being a lovely shade of bright green?
Why does the fake stuff have to taste so good… WAH.
But anyway – adding a bit of almond extract made this ice cream taste like delicious pistachio boxed cake (don’t lie, it’s tasty) in a good way. Not a gross way. Does that make sense?!
We are so so sooooo close to ice cream season that I can (almost literally) taste it. Not that it really NEEDS to be warm for me to eat ice cream – I’ll eat it when it’s freezing out too. Why discriminate?!
But eating ice cream outside, the time is coming. I’m a soft serve girl all the way when it comes to ordering out and I’ve been craving a chocolate vanilla swirl like whoa. But for a harder ice cream, give me pistachio or give me none.
This is also huge because I refused to eat nutella for basically my entire life until last year. And now I can’t get enough. Now it’s kind of ruining my entire life. Swimsuit or spoon in the nutella jar? DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE.
AH. I love you.
Pistachio Ice Cream with Nutella Fudge
- 1 cup roasted, salted shelled pistachios
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 5 large egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 cup roasted, salted pistachios, chopped
- 1/2 cup nutella
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- drop of vanilla extract
- Place the pistachios and 1/2 cup sugar in a food processor. Blend until the pistachios are in finely ground, but not turning into pistachio butter. You want pistachio powder!
- Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the milk, 1/2 cup cream and the ground pistachios. Bring the mixture to a bowl while stirring constantly. Remove it from the heat once boiling.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar. Slowly whisk in half of the hot pistachio milk mixture until combined, then pour everything back into the saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the custard thickens and coats the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes. Don’t let it boil! Remove it from the heat and strain into a large bowl. Stir in the remaining cream, vanilla and almond extracts until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for about 2 hours.
- After 2 hours, add to your ice cream maker and churn the mixture according to the directions. I use the kitchenaid attachment for my mixture and churn for 25 minutes.
- Scoop the ice-cream into a freezer safe container. Swirl in the nutella fudge and stir in almost all of the chopped pistachios. Cover the top with a few drizzles of nutella and remaining chopped pistachios. Freeze for 4 to 6 hours before serving.
- Whisk together the nutella, cream, corn syrup and vanilla until combined.
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59 Comments on “Pistachio Ice Cream with Nutella Fudge Swirls.”
This recipe totally takes me back to my Italian vacation, which was full of pistachio gelato and Nutella everything every single day. I want this ice cream for breakfast!
ugh! i want that right now please.
I totally agree about pistachio pudding mix. It’s sooo good in things, even if it makes them look like something out of Ghost Busters.
And we are also in agreement about amaretto or almond extract with pistachio flavors. A MUST. Never one without the other!
I can’t wait for summer desserts!!!
yes! i hate that it’s so delicious.
This is gorgeous! My youngest (of 3) children has a nut allergy. Peanuts and tree nuts! Gone are my days of bright green pistachio cake and Nutella waffles! I have to live vicariously through your posts. Beautiful work!
oh man. i am petrified of that! thank you for the compliment angie!
I will take three scoops! That Nutella swirl…SWOON!
I could stress eat a LOT of this.
This is love!! YUUUMM!
Pistachio is my all-time favorite ice cream flavor! Oh, you added nutella? I DIE!!! I want this right now!
It looks sooooo yummy. Such a rich and delicious ice-cream with a twist. Absolutely loved it.
This sounds lovely, but I think you may be missing a step in the recipe. The ingredients call for 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream, but in the steps I only see to add 1/2 cup. What happens with the other cup of heavy cream?
jamie you’re right! so sorry – i fixed it. stir in the cream with the extracts. :) thanks!
I’ve never had pistachio ice cream, but I love ice cream and I love pistachios and this is BEAUTIFUL.
That sound you just heard was me losing my collective ish over this ice cream… and then buying an ice cream maker, which we totally don’t need because we’re buying a house in five seconds and about to bleed money for the next few months but I don’t care. Good gracious almighty :)
you do need one! you do! ;)
Ugh, another thing to add to my to-do list!
Drooling. At work. In public. This looks delicious!
you’ve done it again.
You had me at pistachio, but of course you had to make it even better by pairing it with Nutella. I will be sure to give this a try this weekend. Thanks!
I didn’t know that you could make ice cream without an ice cream maker. This looks amazing!
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Oh my I love pistachio ice cream and with Nutella?! Shut the front door that sounds amazing!
I’ve never been that fussed by pistachio ice cream, I can take it or leave it, but THIS?! This looks amazing…
i was the same way, then i turned, like, maybe 29 or something? and i wanted all the pistachio. so weird.
Eeeeekkkkk!! What a brilliant combination. Your recipes are always top-notch! I can’t wait to try this. Also, pistachio and butter pecan were my favorite ice cream flavors as a child – because I LOVED to eat all of the nuts. Apparently I was an 80 year old trapped in a child’s body. ;)
thank you allison!!
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Omg, realizing how amazing nuts are in dessert doesn’t make you old, silly! This looks to-die-for amazing and I simply have got to try it!
i knoooooow. haha. child mindset, i guess!
Green ice cream eats green beer any day! Delish!
I should say swim suit, but the nutella sounds so good. After making Mango Sherbet twice this week and just posting it yesterday, I am still in an ice cream mood. Your pistachio ice cream looks Amazing! I will be making this soon too. Yum!
oh mango sherbet sounds amazing right now.
hey girl this would be so awesome!
Pistachio and Nutella, two of the BEST things in life!!! Cannot wait to make this!! Growing up I was the only kid on the block eating pistachio ice cream, thanks to my grandfather (elderly) who introduced me to it. He used to serve us a bowl of pistachio ice cream when we went to visit on the weekends. Nice memories (nostalgia) and will forever be grateful to him for introducing me to it. Also, Talenti’s pistachio flavor is my favorite too, along with their Caribbean Coconut flavor. It melts on your tongue., sooo good. The Coffee Chocolate Chip flavor is also really good.
this makes my heart melt.
Omg. Yes. ???????? pistachio + Nutella?? It’s like a match made in heaven. I have no idea how you managed to take such amazing photos of ice cream. You rock!
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I hear you on the pistachio thing, I love it now. There is a place near where my husband used to work that has pistachio soft serve, SO good. They have a coffee soft serve too. And you can get those 2 swirled together. It is so good. I am definitely a big fan of soft serve when I can get it. I can’t wait for it to open. Until then this homemade pistachio ice cream it is.
i desperately need pistachio soft serve. omg.
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I’m a pistachio girl through and through. If that makes me a geriatric 37-year-old than so be it. This ice cream looks insanely good!!
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Thank you, thank you for putting chocolate in pistachio ice cream! I always want pistachio ice cream, but it needs chocolate. This looks perfect!
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Pistachios are the very best nuts. This ice cream is a masterpiece.
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I just made is last night and it’s fantastic. Which is a problem because now I want to eat it all at once.
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You’ve knocked it out the park again, Hana! Just amazing. Pistachio ice cream is one of the bests but I don’t make it often enough so you’ve inspired me now… MasterCakes
What an awesome combination of flavors. Making ice cream or cones never occurred to me. Love it!