How to make No-Churn Pistachio Ice Cream

Have you ever wanted to make ice cream but thought it might be too difficult or take too much time? Well here’s a top ‘how to’ on making the most straightforward and delicious ice cream ever! You don’t even need an ice cream maker and you can make any flavour variation you like. Here is our no-churn pistachio ice cream in four easy steps.

You will need:

  • 397ml can condensed milk
  • 600ml double cream
  • 80g shelled pistachio nuts

1) Place 40g of the pistachio nuts into a blender or food processor and blend until fine and roughly chop the remaining pistachio nuts.

2) Pour the condensed milk and double cream with the finely ground pistachio nuts into a large bowl and whisk until thick and quite stiff.

3) Fold in the chopped pistachio nuts, then pour into a freezer proof container and cover.

4) Place in the freezer for a couple of hours or overnight.

And there you have it! Delicious no-churn ice cream.


Why not try out some other flavour combinations:

For vanilla flavoured ice cream add 1 tsp of vanilla extract.

For coffee flavoured ice cream add 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder

For strawberry flavoured ice cream add 150ml strawberry purée


Or check out all our other ice cream recipes!


8 thoughts on “How to make No-Churn Pistachio Ice Cream

  1. June Musfrave

    I was VERY excited to see this recipe. Pistachio ice cream is my favourite, but I can not always get it. Also, condensed milk is one of my store cupboard staples and ive just got myself an ice cream maker so will definitely be making it.

  2. pauline

    I have made ice cream using condensed milk for years, it is so simple and easy hence the children love to help I often freeze in individual small containers 2-3 hrs in freezer and the children can enjoy their own home made ice cream, without the ‘adds’ of bought ice cream. Experimenting with flavours has been exceptionally exciting. I even have an ice cream maker that has nestled in its original box for years because it is do simple to use a bowl and a whisk, mix and freeze!

    1. Post author

      Hi Pauline, thank you for your comment. Yes using condensed milk to make ice cream is certainly the most straightforward way, no need for an ice cream maker! You’ll have to let us know any exciting flavour combinations you might have.

  3. Jane

    I have been making condensed milk ice cream using this recipe for years. Great with 3 smashed crunchie bars,mint with crushed Aero also tried mango and other purees.


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