Italian Pistachio Gelato Recipe

Italian Pistachio Gelato Recipe

Italian Pistachio Gelato Recipe

5 large egg yolks
2 drops green food coloring
1 cup unsalted shelled pistachio
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon almond extract

Preparation Instructions:

Finely grind pistachios with 1/4 cup of the sugar in a food processor. Combine pistachios with milk, and extract in a heavy saucepot over medium heat. Bring to a low boil. Whisk in a bowl the yolks and the last 1/2 cup sugar. Gradually whisk the milk mixture into the yolk and sugar tempering. Return to saucepot over medium low heat. Stir until custard thickens slightly and leaves a path or ribbon drawn over back of spoon . This should take about 8 minutes. Do not boil. Remove from heat, whisk in the colouring. Refrigerate the custard until cold, or overnight. Process now in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturers directions. Transfer to a covered container when finished. Place in freezer.

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