Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe

pistachio ice cream recipe
Make a healthier version of this popular ice cream flavor at home in just seconds! Vegan version included in the "Variations."


Total time:  45 S

Servings:  6

Calories:  140


  • 3/4 cup half and half (half milk/half cream)
  • 1/2 small avocado
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar or your choice of sweetener
  • 1 cup fresh spinach lightly packed
  • 2 1/2 cups ice cubes
  • 1/3 cup unsalted shelled pistachios

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Protein: 3g


  1. Add all ingredients except pistachios to FourSide or WildSide+ jar and secure lid.
  2. Select "Ice Cream" cycle or blend on a Low speed for 15 seconds, then on a Medium to Medium-High speed for 30 seconds.
  3. Add pistachios and press "Pulse" 2-4 times.
  4. Serve immediately or transfer to a bowl or Tupperware and freeze until desired consistency is reached.


To make this ice cream vegan, use coconut milk instead of half and half.

Remember to make this recipe your own! If you like it creamier or sweeter, add more cream or sugar. If you don't like larger pieces of pistachio, blend it to your desired texture.


  • Rev. Russell Elleven, DMin

    Is there a vegan substitute for ‘half and half’?

  • Natalie

    You can use coconut milk!

  • Chef Shoma

    try almond milk…wont be as creamy but i find it a good substitute. if you want if a bit creamier throw in a few raw cashews with the other nuts.

  • SDavis

    I believe you can substitute coconut milk for the half and half

    Im working on trying a coconut milk half and half substitute thats 1 part coconut milk and 1 part coconut cream this week. Hopefully itll be a success.

  • Chef Shoma

    They suggest coconut milk as a vegan option.

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