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Saffron and Pistachio No-churn Ice-cream

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I worked as a waitress at an Indian restaurant one summer and this recipe is by far the most precious thing I gained from the experience.

The ice-cream is velvety smooth and the unique flavour combination invariably makes it a talking point at the dinner table.


Serves: 12

  • 600 millilitres double cream
  • 6 eggs
  • 225 grams sugar
  • 100 grams chopped pistachios
  • 1 pinch of saffron strands


Saffron and Pistachio No-churn Ice-cream is a community recipe submitted by YanaS and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  1. Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks.
  2. Place the yolks and the saffron in a heatproof bowl over a bain-marie and whisk constantly until the mixture thickens. Take the bowl off the heat and leave to cool (This takes about 5min and is the trickiest part of the recipe. It's really easy to overcook the yolks, so pay close attentio).
  3. Beat the egg whites and the sugar until they form stiff peaks.
  4. In a very large bowl, whip the cream until thick and mix the egg yolks in it.
  5. Fold the egg whites into the cream.
  6. Mix in the chopped pistachios.
  7. Freeze for a few hours or overnight.

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  • Really easy to make and it tasted delicious. I will be making this again.

    Posted by Haan123 on 20th September 2021
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