Saturday, June 13, 2009

Recettes Secrètes: Orange Blossom Pistachio Ice Cream

Orange blossoms are in the air! I had a similar ice cream to this at Mashti Malone's in Hollywood a few months ago and I've been craving it ever since. As my Donvier ice cream maker has sat under the sink unused since I got it for free at a yard sale 2 years ago, I decided it was time to get off my hands and put two and two together..

Orange Blossom Pistachio Ice Cream

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 cups light cream
2 cups milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp orange blossom water
1/2 cup chopped pistachio meats

Beat eggs and milk together in a large sauce pan. Add sugar and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened, so mixture smoothly coats spoon (approx. 10 minutes). Cool, then add cream, vanilla and orange blossom water. Refrigerate overnight. Transfer the mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions (note: I didn't add the pistachios until midway through mixing the ice cream so they wouldn't sink to the bottom).
Makes about 1 QT.

1 comment:

  1. I cannot wait to make this! Yum. Pistachios are my favorite.