There is no wrong time of the year for an ice-cream. That is particularly true when we are talking about a dairy-free pistachio ice-cream.
Had my mom known of avocado-based ice-creams when I was growing up, I bet my childhood would have been quite different. Well, back then we did not have avocados in the local supermarket. In fact, we probably didn’t known what an avocado is.
I could say this vegan pistachio nice-cream is as good as the real thing. Truth be told, it is much better. I urge you to try this easy, fast and delicious recipe. It is not only full of great ingredients, but it also lacks any refined sugar, eggs, dairy or food colouring. Before my ice-cream has fully melted, let’s get started!
Dairy-free pistachio ice-cream
1 ripe avocado
1 large banana (ideally cut into chunks and frozen)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp rose water (I got mine from my local Indian shop)
1/2 cup unsalted pistachios
non-dairy milk of choice or coconut water
maple syrup and salt to taste
crushed unsalted pistachios for decoration
Place all ingredients into a blender adding only a splash of non-dairy milk (I used almond milk). Personally, I try to make nice-cream with the least amount of liquid possible because I prefer the denser texture similar to real ice-cream. Add maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener, or 2-3 dates) to taste and only a pinch of salt. In case you did not have some frozen banana on stock (shame on you!), place the mix in a freezer-friendly container and let it chill for a few hours. Hopefully, you came prepared and you can now serve your delicious nice-cream into a bowl. I had some gorgeous dark-chocolate cones which I filled with this delicious goodness. On top, sprinkle some crushed pistachios for an added crunch.
All in all, I really love the way rose water and pistachio complement each other. This simple blend of ingredients makes for an exceptional dairy-free pistachio ice-cream. If you’re like me, you probably did not get to this part of the post because you just had to try this recipe as soon as possible. In any case, I hope you enjoy this treat!