LOOKING for: Pistachio ice cream using pudding mix?
DH loves pistachio ice cream and every summer, I rediscover the Donvier ice cream maker. Last night, we tried a recipe that contained a cup of raw pistachios - blanched, peeled and whirled in a blender with milk and sugar. (We added a pinch of saffron, too.) Heat and then gradually add the hot mixture to 3 eggs and simmer it. Chill, then fold in a cup of whipped heavy cream, vanilla and almond extract.
It didn't exactly "curdle", but the consistency was kind of heavy and "mealy." Tasted fine, but not the right texture for ice cream at all.
I'm wondering if there's a way to make the ice cream base using dry pistachio pudding mix and then add toasted pistachios to it. I found a recipe that uses vanilla pudding mix, but also raw eggs, and I'm leery of raw eggs.
Anyway, if anyone has a recipe for vanilla that doesn't use raw eggs, I would adapt it and be very happy.