Pistachio ice cream

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Pistachio ice cream from Lipari in the Aeolian Islands of Sicily

Pistachio ice cream or pistachio nut ice cream is an ice cream flavour made with pistachio nuts or flavouring. It is often distinctively green in color. Pistachio is also a flavor of sorbet and gelato. Pistachio ice cream is a layer in spumoni.

At the Bakdash 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.

It is widely produced including by Brigham's Ice Cream[2], Ben & Jerry's[3], Graeter's and major brands.



  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
  2. ^ http://brighams.com/Products/default.aspx?id=2981
  3. ^ https://www.benjerry.com/flavors/pistachio-pistachio-ice-cream