Thursday, February 8, 2007

La glace à la pistache

I love ice cream and I love my machine:-) I try to make ice creams as often as possible. At first I always used recipes from cookbooks, but then I made my own base for ice cream, and this time I made it into an ice cream with pistachios. In France they have a fantastic "pâte à la pistache", but it's difficult to find in Denmark, so I used amaretto for flavour and then some fruitcolour. The pistachios give a crunch that I like in ice cream!

3,5 dl whole milk

1,5 dl cream

6 egg yolks

90 g sugar

10 vanilla sugar

25 g glucose sirop

4-5 tbs amaretto

green fruit colour

50 g unsalted chopped pistachios

Beat yolks, sugar, vanilla and glucose until pale and fluffy.

Bring milk and cream to a boil in a pan and pour over the egg mixture while stirring. Return to the pan and continue to stir until the mixture reaches 85 degrees celcius. Add fruitcolour and amaretto. Cool down in a bain marie and allow to cool down completely in the refridgerateur.

Put into the ice cream machine and add the pistachios when the ice cream is almost finished.. and voilà une belle glace à la pistache!

1 comment:

Chiara said...

Your ice-cream looks fantastic! In Italy we eat a lot of pistachio ice-crem, but I've never made it (only bought).I'll try your recipe!