This wonderfully tasty Paleo & Vegan Pistachio Ice Cream is so much more than a desert. It will satisfy your sweet tooth while filling you up with nutritious, heart-healthy goodness.
I received free samples of Wonderful Pistachios mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Wonderful Pistachios and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Ice cream has always been my favorite dessert. No question. So I’m sure you can imagine how sad I was when I found out I was severely lactose-intolerant. Over the years, dairy-free ice cream alternatives have gotten better and easier to find. Many of them are quite delicious, but they are also quite expensive. To save on costs, I started making my own “nice cream” in my blender, but it’s not the same. Can’t a girl have some legit ice cream that’s dairy free and guilt free? Is that too much to ask?
Not anymore, it’s not!
You see, when Will and I started building our wedding registry, one of the first things I put on the list was the ice cream maker attachment that goes with my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, and last week I made my dairy and guilt free ice cream dreams come true. Food allergy peeps and healthy-living gurus, meet this 5-ingredient Paleo & Vegan Pistachio Ice Cream!
Why pistachio ice cream over all the ice cream flavors? First of all, I don’t know of any dairy free ice cream brands that make a good dairy free pistachio (aka it’s been YEARS since I’ve had pistachio ice cream). Secondly, pistachios, specifically Wonderful Pistachios, are D to the LICIOUS. Thirdly, they bring so much nutritional goodness to this paleo and vegan friendly dessert.
Wonderful Pistachios are known as The Fit Nut™ because they’re one of the highest protein and fiber snack nuts around. They’re also known as The Skinny Nut™ because they’re one of the lowest calorie and lowest fat snack nuts. Protein + fiber + low fat + low calorie = a filling snack that won’t fill out your waist line.
Also, who doesn’t want ice cream with a little color? Pistachios are also known as the Colorful Nut™ due to the natural hues that come from antioxidants.
As for the recipe, it should be known as The Simply Wonderfully Easy Recipe™ (ok, that’s not really trademarked but it should be!) because of how simple it is to whip up. You can go from sad and ice cream-less to happy and filled with Wonderful Pistachio bliss in six simple steps.
Step 1: Combine ingredients in a blender. (Did I mention there are only 5 ingredients?)
Step 2: Blend until smooth.
Step 3: Chill.
Step 4: Churn according to your ice cream maker’s instructions.
Step 5: Top with extra Wonderful Pistachio goodness.
Step 6: Eat your heart out! (It is American Hearth Month, after all.)
See? Simply wonderful & easy. Ready to make it? Let’s pistachiGO!
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ cup coconut sugar or all-natural sweetener of choice
- 1 1/4 cup Wonderful Pistachios, shelled (divided)
- ¼ tsp xanthan gum (this will keep your ice cream thick and creamy)
- Pour coconut milk, almond milk, coconut sugar, 1 cup of the Wonderful Pistachios and xanthan gum in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Chill in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.
- When thoroughly chilled, pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and churn according to your ice cream maker's instructions.
- As your ice cream is churning, chop or crush the remaining 1/4 cup of Wonderful Pistachios.
- When you have about two minutes left, sprinkle the chopped Wonderful Pistachios into your mixture.
- Enjoy immediately or keep in the freezer.
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