Pistachio Ice Cream

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2003/11/17 17:41:20 (permalink)

Pistachio Ice Cream

This is a flavor that I have not been able to buy recently. While I was in Prince Edwqrd Island, I stopped at the beautiful COWS store at the new bridge. They had it and I bought it. It is a most unusual flavor. I do not think I could tolerate it frequently, but for a flavor break, it was excellent. I also had their grape ice cream. Real good. I would have tried more flavors but I stopped at a restaurant right before that and I had some great PEI potatoes.

Paul E. Smith
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    Hillbilly
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2003/11/17 20:24:02 (permalink)
    I had "Pistachio Nut" at "Kopp's" in Milwaukee last week (but it isn't on their list again on the published menu through 12/5/03). It was the equal to their butter pecan that I had Saturday. I'm looking forward to their "turtle sundae" flavor next saturday and their "Tiramisu" next Sunday. They have "rocky road" Tuesday, the 26th, "pecan praline pumpkin pie" on Thanksgiving, "spumoni" on Friday, the 28th, "macadamia nut" on Sunday the 30th and "caramel pecan silk" on Thursday, December 4th. And other great sounding (and great tasting, I'm sure) flavors on other days.
    The "pistachio nut" was the pistachio custard with a very heavy mix in of toasted pistachio nuts. I can almost still taste it.
    Carvel's is good, but "Kopp's" is in a class by itself.
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2003/11/17 20:52:28 (permalink)
    Pistachio nut ice cream at Bonnie Brae's in Denver. Yum! Man, that stuff is good.
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2003/11/17 22:55:12 (permalink)
    Dearfolk,
    When I find some pistachio in these parts, I'll warble back by. It might be only Ben & Jerry's, but theirs is pretty doggone good.
    The University Of Georgia Creamery used to make a run of it each year before Christmas. I'll have to doublecheck over there to see if they're going to have any this year... and if so, when.
    Perpetually Nuttily, Ort. Carlton in Multi-Flavored Athens, Georgia.
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2003/11/18 14:50:48 (permalink)
    I really like Ben & Jerry's pistachio, only I wish that they would use 50 percent less nuts.
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2003/11/18 16:20:55 (permalink)
    When I was growing up in NYC, all the local Queens Chinese restaurants(which were pretty bad) served either pistachio ice cream or Jell-O as the choice of dessert. Don't ask why -- I don't know. Has anyone else experienced this odd phenomenon?
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2003/11/18 19:04:55 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Grampy

    When I was growing up in NYC, all the local Queens Chinese restaurants(which were pretty bad) served either pistachio ice cream or Jell-O as the choice of dessert. Don't ask why -- I don't know. Has anyone else experienced this odd phenomenon?


    I don't know about the phenomenon in general but I can certainly vouch for pistachio ice cream by the Chinatown Ice Cream factory in New York, located on Bayard Street in Chinatown, Manhattan.

    Great ice cream. Always a line up. Also great chinese flavors. Ethnic roadfood ...

    HaaganDazs had just opened up a competing location just before I left New York, but it looks like the Factory was doing just fine.

    Heavenly pistachio ice cream. My only suggestion outside of New York aside from B&J, is to check out a Chinese grocery store.
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2003/11/19 02:09:19 (permalink)
    Ben and Jerry's Pistachio is the only ice cream I ever buy. Just loaded with whole pistachio nutmeats. It's the best in my book.
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2003/11/19 02:51:47 (permalink)
    The only Pistachio ice cream i ever had is Hershey's.
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2003/11/20 19:50:14 (permalink)
    Originally posted by flowercat

    I really like Ben & Jerry's pistachio, only I wish that they would use 50 percent less nuts.
    blue bell makes a pistachio almond that is really , really good.
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2003/11/20 20:11:05 (permalink)
    The pistachio at Margie's in Chicago is addictive. Definitely not for weight watchers (18% butterfat), but worth every calorie.
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2003/11/21 14:33:45 (permalink)
    I always put some fresh pistachios on my pistachio ice cream-----can't ever get enough of a good thing!
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2008/05/13 22:48:04 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by marberthenad

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<div style="border: 1px #999999 solid; background-color: #DCDCDC; padding: 4px;">Originally posted by Grampy

    When I was growing up in NYC, all the local Queens Chinese restaurants(which were pretty bad) served either pistachio ice cream or Jell-O as the choice of dessert. Don't ask why -- I don't know. Has anyone else experienced this odd phenomenon?


    I don't know about the phenomenon in general but I can certainly vouch for pistachio ice cream by the Chinatown Ice Cream factory in New York, located on Bayard Street in Chinatown, Manhattan.

    Great ice cream. Always a line up. Also great chinese flavors. Ethnic roadfood ...

    HaaganDazs had just opened up a competing location just before I left New York, but it looks like the Factory was doing just fine.

    Heavenly pistachio ice cream. My only suggestion outside of New York aside from B&J, is to check out a Chinese grocery store.
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2008/05/13 23:03:11 (permalink)
    My favorite flavor! I like Ben and Jerry's much better than Haggen Daz's version, but both are still great. Lots of legitimate pistachios in both versions. I would really like it if someone made cherry pistachio with legitimate pistachios.
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2008/05/14 00:17:12 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Loudawgg

    The only Pistachio ice cream i ever had is Hershey's.


    And how was it?
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2008/05/28 01:08:33 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by flowercat

    I really like Ben & Jerry's pistachio, only I wish that they would use 50 percent less nuts.


    My husband loves pistachio ice cream, but feels the same way. We don't often buy Ben and Jerry's... too much stuff in it. :)

    In the end, we pretty much gave up and now make our own at home every once in a while. It's a bit of a pain in the butt, but the end results are delicious.
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2008/05/29 12:13:54 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Grampy

    When I was growing up in NYC, all the local Queens Chinese restaurants(which were pretty bad) served either pistachio ice cream or Jell-O as the choice of dessert. Don't ask why -- I don't know. Has anyone else experienced this odd phenomenon?


    Yes, I remember that too (Brooklyn). Sometimes you had a choice of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or pistachio, sometimes only pistachio. I wonder if pistachio is some wierd Chinese nut.

    I don't remember the Jello part, but I remember fresh (canned)pineapple (with a toothpick) was available.
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2008/05/29 12:19:23 (permalink)
    Oh, now you've hit my "soft spot". I'm crazy for pistachio ice cream. From anywhere!
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2008/05/29 12:28:39 (permalink)
    Here in Ohio there's Graeters Ice Cream (Famous French Pot Ice Cream)
    pistachio- I think they even have mail order!! $50 to $90 for 6 pints
    Or try Jeni's Artistinal Ice Cream from Columbus Ohio-she adds a little honey in with hers, about $7 to 8 a pint

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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2008/05/29 17:39:42 (permalink)
    I was only a casual Pistachio ice cream fan until trying the standard by which all other scoops should be judged: Annabelle's of Portsmouth NH. If you don't like a lot of nuts, it's not the ice cream for you, but if you are a big Pistachio fan it's to die for!

    A
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2008/05/29 21:06:21 (permalink)
    [url='http://roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=4337']This place[/url] has a great flavor that I get almost every time...Cherry Pistachio.

    It is VERY good!

    They also occasionally have Pistachio soft serve. I have never had this anywhere else. It is nirvana for a pistachio fan!
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2008/05/29 21:13:31 (permalink)
    I love Ben and Jerry's Ice cream because it has so much stuff in it. The Pistachio is on of my all time favorites as well as the Cherry Garcia. Josh and John's in Colorado has some of the best Rum Raisin Ice cream I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. J.M.H.O.

    David O.
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2008/07/03 05:02:49 (permalink)
    The very best pistachio in Southern California can be found at 2 wonderful local shops---If you like genuine Sicilian pistachio with the smoothest texture on earth, go to Beverly Hills and check out Silky Smooth Ultra Creamery. They offer a variety of hand-crafted flavors made from scratch on the premises, and pistachio is very often a daily flavor. This is truly a sublime experience!
    www.silkysmoothcreamery.com

    If you like your pistachio with nut pieces in it, the most authentic gelateria in LA, Bulgarini, has an incredibly delicious Sicilian pistachio as well. They are in Altadena, near Pasadena.
    www.bulgarinigelato.com
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2008/07/03 08:01:51 (permalink)
    My wife always orders Pistachio.There are two ice cream places that make it homemade at the Jersey shore...each is something special and loaded with the nuts. If you are near the Jersey shore try Either Hoffman's or Sundaes(both in Point Pleasant). Great other flavors also!
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2008/07/06 23:18:50 (permalink)
    Since the family has a few hundred acres of pistachio trees I get my fill of the nuts every year. Don't think I'll go looking for the ice cream.
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2008/07/07 01:27:44 (permalink)
    When I was growing up, Howard Johnson's restaurants on the PA & NJ turnpikes had delicious Pistachio Ice Cream. Where ever they had a restuaurant, you could also find it. Alas, years have gone by, Howard Johnson's is a bygone, and the Pistachio almond available locally does not come close! I wish I knew a mail order source
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2008/07/16 06:39:39 (permalink)
    Hi everybody,
    I am Caroline from Columbia and new for this forum.
    Pistachio ice cream is too yammy and tasty. Pista is too good for health.
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    RE: Pistachio Ice Cream 2008/08/06 22:14:15 (permalink)
    The pistachio ice cream from Haagen Dazs is not that bright green color. Every time I buy it, the entire pint just seems to magically disappear. Strange.
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