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No-Churn Pistachio Ice Cream

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This No-Churn Pistachio Ice Cream is lusciously creamy and nutty. In this recipe, whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk is combined with pistachio butter and vanilla for a simple, delicious ice cream.
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert, ice cream, no churn, pistachio
Prep Time 10 mins
Additional Time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 10 mins
Servings 16 (1/2 cup) servings
Calories 127
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 cup pistachios shelled and lightly salted, plus more for topping ice cream
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream


  • Add pistachios to your food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Processor until a smooth butter forms. This could take a little bit so have patience.
  • In a large mxing bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, pistachio butter and vanilla. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the heavy whipping cream into a separate mixing bowl (see notes). Using a hand held mixer, mix on high-speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Add the the whipped cream to the bowl with the pistachio mixture. Using a large spatula, gently and carefully fold the two together using big sweeps until combined and no streaks remain. Don't rush this step.
  • If using food coloring, add it now and fold it into the mixture.
  • Pour the ice cream base into a freezer-safe dish and sprinkle 1/2 cup of chopped pistachios over top. Alternatively, fold the nuts into the mixture before pouring into the pan.
  • Place the pan into your freezer for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Before serving, place the ice cream on the counter for 20 mintues or until soft enough to scoop. I also like to dip my ice cream scoop in hot water (shake off excess water) before scooping.


* I pop my glass or metal mixing bowl into the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes prior to making whipped cream. This helps it whip up faster.


Serving: 1/2 cup | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 18mg | Sugar: 4g