Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Homemade Pistachio Cream

I have this craving for pistachio cream. I’ve looked in all the major stores in my area; Kroger, Meijer, Walmart and Needlers, but no luck. So, my choice is to make my own homemade pistachio cream or buy some on Amazon.

To make homemade pistachio cream you’ll need a food processor, but I think you could also use a Ninja Or Vitamix blender, or any other powerful blender.


1 1/2 cups pistachio nuts
2/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup whole milk


If you bought your pistachios in the shell you’ll need to blanch them in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Pat dry with paper towels and remove shells.

If you bought peeled pistachios you’ll still need to blanch them. Once peeled and blanched put the nuts in a food processor with the sugar and pulse, scrape sides and pulse again. Add the whole milk and process until smooth and creamy. There may be some pistachio bits left, but that’s ok.

Use your homemade pistachio cream for your gelato. See my White Chocolate Gelato with Pisachio Cream Swirl

In a croissant

Combine with whipped cream for a cake filling
Mix with yogurt and ricotta cheese
Topping for eclairs

Macaroons and cookies

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