Thursday, August 16, 2012

Maple Pistachio Ice Cream

I have a few confessions to make...  Let's call this ~ Me: "Before"

1.  I never win anything.
2.  I'm not a huge ice cream lover.

And now under the heading of "never say never"...  Let's call this ~ Me: "After"
3.  I recently won a Cuisinart ice cream maker from my friend Elle over at  Elle's New England Kitchen
 Isn't she beautiful?   WOOT, thanks Elle!!!



4.  I have a new found love of all things ice cream!!!

Maple Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe


I was truly amazed at how fast, easy and fun making your own ice cream can be! If you don't already have and ice cream maker, I highly suggest this one by Cuisinart! I can hardly wait to experiment with all sorts of flavor combinations.  Ben and Jerry, you'd better watch your back!

The first flavor I christened my machine with was one that will make your eyes roll back in your head and give a little groan of delight.  I give you now...

MAPLE PISTACHIO ICE CREAM      {PRINT THIS RECIPE}
Yield - 2 quarts          Prep time: 10 minutes

1 1/3 cups whole milk, well chilled
1 1/8 cups granulated sugar
3 cups heavy cream, well chilled
1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons maple extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups shelled and roughly chopped pistachios

-In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl with a hand mixer), combine the milk and sugar until the sugar has dissolved (about 1 - 2 minutes). 
-Add the heavy cream and the vanilla and maple extracts. Blend.
-Add the salt and the chopped pistachios. Blend.
-Add the mixture into the pre-frozen bowl of your ice cream maker (follow your manufactures instructions), and allow the machine to work it's magic for approximately 20-25 minutes.
-You now have a soft serve ice cream that is ready to serve, if desired.
OR
-Transfer your soft serve ice cream into a freezer safe container and freeze for another few hours which will make your ice cream firmer and scoop-able.

Maple Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe

Oh baby!!!! This ice cream will change your life!  Well, maybe not, but it did make me a believer in all things frozen and creamy.  So wrong and yet so right!

Until we eat again,

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations Renee,
    I'm so happy on your win!
    Your first ice cream is the best "first ice cream" I've ever seen... The ingredients are best choice and the final texture: just perfect!
    Now, not only I wish I'd live closer to buy all your decorated glasses, but also I wish I'd live there to plunder your freezer.
    :-)

    PS. I have an ice cream maker, but it takes at least 1h to have my ice cream made and it's so noisy that I have to prepare the ice cream in the cellar!!!
    You gave me the positive input: I'll take the dust off it and use before summer leaves.
    Just need to find out where to buy "maple extract" ... I may try to use maple syrup instead of some sugar and see....

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  2. Carola, I'm sure the substitution of maple syrup will be even better. I didn't have any on hand and while I was rummaging through my pantry I spied the maple extract. It was a whim that made me add it but I'm so glad I did!

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    1. Wow, the "hidden", secret ingredient...
      It's amazing what we can find in the farther edges of our panty :-)

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  3. Renee! What a fabulous flavor combination! One I'd never have thought of, but now must try. It looks incredible! I'm so happy that you're happy with your ice cream maker. I'm thrilled!

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  4. I want one too, congrats on your new ice cream maker. I love ice cream in ever flavor possible.

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  5. How exciting for you to have won the Cusinart! Congratulations. I don't think you could have picked a better flavour to christen your new kitchen *toy* with.

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  6. I never win anything, either. AND I love ice cream. Congratulations! This looks awesome.

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Take care and have a lovely day!
Renee

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