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Pierre Hermé’s Pistachio Ice Cream

2019-07-04
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  • Chef : François
  • Category: Recipe
  • Posted on: Thursday July 4, 2019
  • Comments : 2 Comments
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Pierre Hermé’s Pistachio Ice Cream 







Visiting Arcachon

Lately, I was on vacation in the French Soutwhest region called "Bassin d'Arcachon", a beautiful place you should visit
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Bassin d'Arcachon is a short leap from Bordeaux, a charming little town with nice beaches and relaxing atmosphere

The local food is good, especially if you like Fish !
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A beautiful region with mesmerizing landscapes (Dunes du pilat, Cap ferret)
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The downwtown farmer's market, the "Halle Baltard" which I recommend
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Halle Baltard
Place des Marquises
33120 Arcachon
France


 
Who can resist a Pistachio Ice Cream while walking on the beach front?? I couldn't !!

The Pistachio Ice Cream that I tasted here was fabulous !
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About this recipe

Quality Pistachio Ice Cream is hard to find and I am sharing here a recipe from Top French Pastry Chef Pierre Hermé that you will enjoy !

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Pistachio Ice cream
An Ice Cream that is a pure bliss : no food coloring, and real ingredients !

 

I stopped buying pistachio ice creams from supermarkets : they are bland and their color is often not too appealing...

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But this Ice Cream is different ! You will love it !

 
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Source of the recipe

This is a recipe that I found in Pierre Hermé's book "Secrets Gourmands"

To purchase online, see HERE

 

A must-read book if you love French pastry!

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My dog and I spent hours on it last Saturday...

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The recipe is on page 146

 

Modifications to the original recipe

I modified only a few things...
  • I use ½ Cup or 100 g of

    Pistachio Paste

    instead of 70 g ( 3 oz )


 

Ingredients

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½ Cup Pistachios (50 grams)

2 ¼ Cups Whole Milk (500 grams)

½ Cup Cream (100 grams)

½ Cup Pistachio Paste (100 grams). The recipes, are HERE

1 Tablespoon Glucose syrup (25 grams)

6 Egg Yolks. ½ Cup or 120 grams

½ Cup Sugar (100 grams)

 

You will need...

Steps


The toasted pistachios

Hermé recommends cutting and then roasting the

Pistachios

(½ Cup or 50 g) in the oven ( something I don't roast... )

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The Pistachio Paste

You may find pistachio paste in specialized stores, but the best way to enjoy your own pastries is to make the paste yourself

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1.  Bring the

Whole Milk

(2 ¼ Cups or 500 g) and the

Cream

(½ Cup or 100 g) to a boil then reduce the heat

2. Add in the

Pistachio Paste

(½ Cup or 100 g) and stir

3. Add in the

Glucose syrup

(1 Tablespoon or 25 g) and stir

4. Remove from the heat and cover with a plastic wrap for

15 minutes

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5. In a bowl, whisk the

Egg Yolks

(6) and the

Sugar

(½ Cup or 100 g)
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6. After

15 minutes

, pour the milk (in the saucepan) into the bowl and mix

7. Then, pour the mixture into the saucepan
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8.  Cook

on low heat



9.  Keep stirring with a rubber spatula to avoid lumps

10. Check the temperature and when the temperature reaches 185 °F / 84 °C remove from the heat
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11. Transfer the cream to a bowl

12. Add in the

Pistachios

(½ Cup or 50 g)

13. Wrap airtight

14.  Place into the refrigerator for at least

4 hours

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Churning

There are several ice cream makers that you will need to chose from :
  • Ice Cream Maker with a Freezer Bowl

    This ice cream maker has a special bowl, a container that goes into the freezer

    overnight

    . Once it's frozen, you put it in your ice cream maker, add your mix, and let the machine stir them until the ice cream is ready.
  • Ice Cream Maker with a Compressor

    This top of the line ice cream maker chills using a compressor. You don't need neither ice nor bowl : you don't need to remember to freeze anything overnight; when you're ready to make ice cream, just add your ingredients and go

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If you are using like me an Ice Cream Maker with a Freezer Bowl, you need to place the bowl and the plastic over into the freezer for

a few hours



 

Also, clean and dry the container that will store the ice cream when done, and chill in the freezer until you are done preparing your ice cream or sorbet

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Churning

15. Pour the chilled cream into your ice-cream maker
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At first, the mix is liquid, but gradually, it thickens

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In summer, I cover the ice cream maker with aluminium foil

 

Churning

16. At first, the cream is liquid

17. After

10/15 minutes

, the cream thickens

18. After

30 minutes

(or sooner depending on your device), you get the ice-cream !
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Churn... churn... churn... and observe the mix getting thicker and thicker

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19.  Place in the freezer for at least

2 hours

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Result

Enjoy this ice cream and sorbet !!
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The result and the pix





Comments for This Recipe

2 Comments
  1. On Monday August 19, 2019
    Mridula wrote:
    Can it be made with out eggs
  2. On Monday August 19, 2019
    François answered:
    I only know the recipe with eggs... needed for the "Creme anglaise" or custard which is key in a quality Ice Cream

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Candied orange

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Fish

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Ham

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Ham hock

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Hazelnuts

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Ketchup

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Lard

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Nuoc mam fish stock

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Olive oil

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Olives

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Palm sugar

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Peppers

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Rabbit

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Raisins

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Raspberries

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Raspberry jam

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Rosemary

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Spinach leaves

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Split peas

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½ Cup Pistachios (50 g)

2 ¼ Cups Whole Milk (500 g)

½ Cup Cream (100 g)

½ Cup Pistachio Paste (100 g)

1 Tablespoon Glucose syrup (25 g)

6 Egg Yolks

½ Cup Sugar (100 g)