How to make itMake the Pistachio Paste– If the pistachio nuts have skins on them blanch them in hot (not boiling) water for 1 minute. Next place them into a spice grinder or food processor and grind until they are crumbs. Add 1-2 tbsp of water to create a paste. Set aside.
Make the ice Cream– Place a metal mixing bowl in the freezer for 5 minutes. Open the cocnut milk cans. Save the solid part of the milk (cream) and discard the liquid. Place cream in the standing mixer and whip until it's fluffy. Combine pistachio paste, vanilla extract and almond milk in the mixer. Add maple syrup 1 tbsp at a time until desired sweetness is reached. Blend until combined.
Why is pistachio ice cream green?Pistachio ice cream is green because pistachio nuts are green. There are lots of pistachios in pistachio ice cream. So when that vibrant green pistachio paste is combined with white ice cream a light green color is formed.
How to Serve Vegan Pistachio Ice Cream?You can’t serve the ice cream right out of the freezer because it will be too hard. Take it out and let it defrost for 30 minutes. Dip an ice cream scooper in hot water and use it to scoop out the ice cream.