Pistachio ice cream

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Pistachio ice cream from Lipari in the Aeolian Islands of Sicily

Pistachio ice cream is an ice cream flavor made with pistachio nuts or flavoring. It is often distinctively green in color. Pistachio is also a flavor of sorbet and gelato. Pistachio ice cream is a layer in Italian cuisine spumoni. Historically, Neapolitan ice cream was sometimes made with the colors of the Italian flag including green pistachio ice cream. Baked Alaska is made with pistachio ice cream.[citation needed]

At the Bakdash (ice cream parlor) in Damascus, Syria a pounded ice cream covered with pistachio called Booza is produced. It has an elastic texture made of mastic and sahlab and is famous around the Arab World.[1] Tripoli's Al Mina district is known for its Arabic ice cream including "ashta" with pistachios. Magnum (ice cream) produced a Jealousy flavor with pistachio and chocolate as part of its seven deadly sins line in 2003. Falooda is sometimes topped with ground pistachio nuts and the nut is also sometimes an ingredient in faloodeh.

It is widely produced including by Brigham's Ice Cream, Ben & Jerry's (List of Ben & Jerry's ice creams), Graeter's and major brands. It is served by Udders (ice cream) stores in Singapore.

In an I Love Lucy episode, Lucille Ball's character has pregnancy cravings and is served pistachio ice cream with hot fudge and sardines by Ricky Ricardo/Desi Arnaz. In Cars 2, wasabi is served by the forklift, Diasu Tsashimi, to Mater who mistakes it for delicious pistachio ice cream.



  1. ^ Malouf, Lucy; Bourdain, Anthony; Harvey, Matt (2007), Saha: A Chef's Journey Through Lebanon and Syria, Tuttle Publishing, p. 225, ISBN 978-0-7946-0490-5