Pistachio Gelato

Pistachio Gelato
Staff Writer
Pistachio Gelato

Ryan Matthew Smith/Modernist Cuisine, LLC

Pistachio Gelato

This gelato has become a signature dish from Modernist Cuisine; we serve it at most of our events. Vegans particularly enjoy it because it is as smooth and intense as the best gelato, but contains no eggs or dairy. 

4
Servings
513
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2  Cups  cold water
  • 1/4  Cup  sugar
  • 1/4  Cup  tapioca starch
  • 1 1/4  Teaspoon  salt
  • 0.3  Gram  xanthan gum
  • 1/4  Cup  pistachio butter, pure
  • 1/2  Cup  pistachio oil

Directions

Measure the cold water into a pot. Combine the sugar, tapioca starch, salt, and xanthan gum. Dry-blend the thickening agents with a whisk to help ensure that they are distributed evenly in the next step. Blend the dry ingreidnets into the water by using an immersion blender. Bring the mixture to a boil while blending constantly.

Remove the pot from the heat. Blend the pistachio butter and pistachio oil gradually into the pot until thoroughly combined using an immersion blender. Chill the mixture over an ice bath. Whisk the mixture occasionally to help it cool evenly. Transfer the mixture to an ice-cream machine, and churn it until it thickens and freezes. Transfer the gelato to a container, press plastic wrap onto the surface of the gelato, and seal the container. Then place it in the frezzer until the gelato is firm, at least 4 hours. The plastic wrap prevents a skin from forming on the gelato. You may need to temper the gelato at room temperature slightly before serving it. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
43g
61%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
163µg
23%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
110mg
11%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
61µg
15%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
39mg
12%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
117mg
17%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
160mg
11%
Water
110g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Pistachio Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Pistachio Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.