Recipe For Rosewater And Pistachio Ice Cream

For no known reason my ice creams have stopped tasting good. At first I thought it was the recipe, but after watching Masterchef Australia I have learnt differently. Contrary to the instructions that came with my ice cream maker, do not slowly chill the custard base. This causes it to curdle and will make your ice cream have the most awful aftertaste and texture. I tried this recipe and I am going to use it again as a base for other flavours.

Rosewater And Pistachio Ice Cream
Rosewater And Pistachio Ice Cream
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Rosewater and Pistachio Ice Cream


  • 290 mls milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 110 g castor sugar - I used fructose
  • 30 mls rosewater make sure you buy one for cooking / baking
  • 290 mls cream
  • 200 g pistachios shelled and lightly crushed I did not crush them, but think they need to be toasted a bit and then crushed


  • heat the milk in a sauce pan until it is nearly boiling
  • while you are doing this, whisk the egg yolks and the sugar until they reach ribbon stage
  • add half of the milk to the eggs while whisking
  • pour the mixture back into the sauce pan and whisk in
  • cook over a moderate heat while stirring all the time with a wooden spoon
  • take off the heat as soon as it has thickened enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon
  • remove from the heat and stir in the rosewater and cream
  • stir in the pistachios and place all the ingredients into your ice cream maker
  • churn according to the manufacturer's instructions


taken from Clicks Magazine issue 1 2010
mine did not freeze but as soon as it was chilled I put the ice cream into a container and put the container into the freezer and it worked perfectly

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18 thoughts on “Recipe For Rosewater And Pistachio Ice Cream

    1. I love Masterchef Australia! They have just had the second season and I have both the recipe books from the finals. Now I just have to keep them ‘closed’ so I do not see who the winner is 🙂

  1. yep seriously brilliant !!!! I think before xmas I need to haul out my icecream maker from the bowls of the cupboards ! 🙂

  2. I’m dying to ask Amanda to let the cat out of the bag and tell me who won, but – being the good friend that she is – I am sure she won’t 😀

      1. we are still on the first season! My cousin who is 9 was sharing the last few episodes of season 2 with us when they were visiting SA 🙂

  3. I’m also addicted although I know who won! (I won’t tell!!) When you do open your books please post on George’s Olive Oil Chocolate Mousse. I never had time to take it down and have not been able to find it. I am intrigued by it and would like to give it a go at some point.

    Hope you having a super week.

    1. don’t tell! not sure which recipes are in there, I think they may be from the finals only. But for sure, if that recipe is there I will share it 🙂 Enjoy your week as well!

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