Riley LOVES pistachios. He could eat a whole bag of them by himself! He gets so excited when I buy them. :0)
While I was looking through Pinterest, I saw a recipe for pistachio ice cream, and thought Riley (and Lily & Jeff who also like pistachios) would love it. It was for an ice cream machine though. I have an ice cream machine, but I'm lazy. ;0) So, I decided to use the base for a no churn ice cream that I've used before and add pistachios, vanilla, and chocolate chips. The base is just 2 cups heavy whipping cream, and 1 can sweetened condensed milk.
First, Riley used our mini food processor to crush up the pistachios. I bought already shelled ones for this, because again, I'm lazy. We used 3/4 of the bag.
After the pistachios were crushed into tiny pieces, we poured the two cups of cream into the mixer and beat it until it was thick.
Then we mixed in a little bit of vanilla. (I didn't measure, but probably a teaspoon and a half.)
Riley added the nuts and we mixed those in.
Next was the sweetened condensed milk. Then we whipped it again for a bit.
We put it into a freezer safe bowl, and added about a 1/2 a bag of mini chocolate chips.
We froze ours for about 6 hours and it could have used a bit more freezing, but the kids couldn't wait any longer. ;0)
Everyone (Except Zach & I, who don't like pistachios) loved it!