Pistachio Ice Cream #icecreamsundays

Pistachio Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Hi folks. As many of you know I had house guests this past week. So I am a bit behind the eight ball on my posts. Hopefully you adore me enough to forgive me. I am trying to catch up so also feel free to forgive the onslaught of posts. I have so much to share though. So pulverize you with posts I must. I shall try to limit to 3 a day until they are caught up. But no promises. I don’t do well with guidelines. I’m a rebel.

So I just got a message from my brother, not the camera forgetting old dude you already know. I have another bro who is a year older than me who lives in town. He’s only a few blocks away. He’s the nice one. If he had a fancy camera he would never forget it like old dude did. So this brother is Ken or as I like to call  him Ken-Ben (no idea why) or Mr Magoo (also no idea why). Have you noticed I never actually call anyone by their actual names??? It’s like a sickness. I don’t do it for the blog or security. It’s just what I do. My son is B or Bray, my daughter is mini-me, the warden or munchkin, my husband is hubs or C, even the pets have cute nicknames. Anyhow Mr Magoo messaged me and asked me to stop by. He is cleaning out and organizing his home. He says he’s finally moving in, only he has lived there for 4 years now so it is quite funny.  He has some stuff that belonged to my mother he wants to give me. He says he’d rather me have it as I would display it and that is better than it sitting in a box at his place. So I am beyond touched and know today will be an emotional one. For those who don’t know my Mom passed away when I was 15. Very unexpectedly, she had a heart attack in her sleep. She was an incredible woman and not your ordinary Mom. We were all very close to her, she was one of those Moms who hung out with you, hung out and got to know your friends. She was amazing, and we were shattered when we lost her. Miss her every single day. So I know going over and seeing the stuff will send me over the edge today. Especially with Ken who doesn’t talk about it much. So I may go off the grid for a few hours. But I shall return tonight.

Pistachio Ice Cream:


1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 package (99g) jello pistachio pudding, unprepared
2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup pistachios, shelled and crushed



Put your whole milk, sugar, salt and pistachio pudding granules in a bowl and mix until sugar dissolves.

Add your heavy cream and vanilla,  mix lightly.

Cover and set in fridge for 1-2 hours.

Shell and crush or chop you pistachios. Set aside.

Take your mixture out of the fridge and transfer to ice cream maker freezer bowl.

Turn on the ice cream maker and mix for about 15 to 20 minutes. Add your pistachios during the last few minutes.

Serve immediately or stick in the freezer until ready to eat. Just remember if you put it in the freezer it’s always good to take it out about 10 minutes prior to serving.


Pistachio Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

I am off for the afternoon to see what my brother has in store for me. I shall return tonight with another recipe or two. And will blog stalk visit you all then. Hope you have a fantastic day today, this fine Sunday.

I may be out of town tomorrow. We may take a road trip tomorrow depending on the weather. I shall fill you in later.

Toodles and smoochies. xx

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  1. Erin says

    Hubby LOVES pistachio ice cream! I made some for him earlier this summer and he said it was the best ever! Looks great!

  2. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says

    Kim, this ice cream looks SO SO good. I love pisachio anything!!! I hope everything goes well with finally moving your brother in!

  3. Sandra says

    Oh woman what are you doing to me??? I love this so much, from color to the recipe, and flavor yummy!!!!..what a great line up of all your previous posts..I also love them too!!!:))

  4. Lindsey@Lindselicious says

    Oh so cool that you use the Jello pack in there. I am jealous that your family gets ice cream every week. I would love it!!

  5. Anne@frommysweetheart says

    LOVE pistachio ice cream (pistachio anything, really!) and have enjoyed your entire selection of ice cream! : )

  6. Kim Bee says

    @Erin- Glad to know we're not the only pistachio lovers around. So good. Think this ranks up there with my chocolate fudge brownie pistachio. Pretty close.

    @Andrea- Thanks so much.

    Dzoli- Lol, I am on an ice cream kick. Had no idea how much I would love making my own. So glad I bought that ice cream maker.

    @Stephanie- Thanks and thanks. Lol! He is all good. He's lived there for 4 years but never quite unpacked completely. He made huge progress this week. I shall post the items I can home with hopefully tomorrow night. Very sentimental day.

    @Sandra- Lol, I know right. I'm killing myself as well as you guys with all this yumminess. My rear is not gonna fit through the door soon. Lol.

    @Lindsey- Thanks. I had to add the taste but wasn't sure how to get it pistachio-y enough. Worked like a charm. And made the ice cream lighter, not so rich. Super yummy!

    @Sandra- Lol, I know right! Never too much. Can always have more.

    @Anne- Thanks so much. I love ice cream sundays. I may keep this going another month or so. Still hot here for the time being.

  7. Colette says

    Our honeymoon to Italy made me realize I love pistachio ice cream. Now I know what to do with that lonely box of pistachio pudding in my pantry. Thanks!

  8. Carolyn says

    Ice cream is welcome any day of the week! Hey, I posted my huge IC round up, with your recipe included, you should check it out!

  9. Nami | Just One Cookbook says

    Kim, you are so funny – I have a good friend who has nicknames for everyone too! It's probably from your friendly and creative personality! :-) This pistachio ice cream is delicious. It's only recent that I tried it and fell in love. I don't even know why I didn't try before. You have so many ice cream recipes and I bookmarked this link. =) I can refer to this page next summer. Thank you for making the list!

  10. Kim Bee says

    @The Culinary Lens- You must, it is the most important tool in my kitchen these days. Lol.

    @Colette- You gotta love pistachio. Hope you try this.

    @Carolyn- Hey miss, I was blown away by the amount of work you put in that post. Well done. And thanks for linking one of mine. I appreciate it so much. I am going to promote it on my fb page.

    @Nami- Thanks. I hope that's why I do it and I'm not just really lazy. Lol! I love anything pistachio. Try to eat them daily. I love being bookmarked. Bookmark away. Lol!

    @Ann- Thank you so much! xx


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