Victorian Green Pistachio Ice Cream (No Food Coloring Added)

Victorian Green Pistachio Ice Cream No Food Coloring Added

This recipe for naturally green pistachio ice cream is from the Victorian era. It was published in Mrs. Putnams Receipt Book in 1849. The naturally green pistachio ice cream is made without artificial food coloring.

All-Natural Green Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe

The Victorian pistachio ice cream is so delicious, sweet and creamy, and tastes of pistachios and oranges. And the ice cream is easy and fast to make, if you use a blender to grind the pistachios instead of a mortar. 😉

Victorian Green Pistachio Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz (170g) pistachio nuts
  • 12 oz (340g) sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp orange-flower water
  • 2 pt (950ml) milk or cream – I used soy milk
  • 2 tbsp fresh spinach juice
Victorian Green Pistachio Ice Cream No Food Coloring Added
Pistachios, fresh spinach, soy milk & sugar

Pound the pistachios in a mortar or use a blender. ‘Mix all together [except 1/2 pint (240ml) milk and the spinach juice], and put it into a saucepan to thicken, stirring all the time; strain it into a bowl.’ (Mrs. Putnams Receipt Book, 1849)

Wash and dry the fresh spinach. Pound the spinach leaves in a mortar. Then strain them through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth.

Natural Green Pistachio Ice Cream No Artificial Food Coloring

‘Mix together two table-spoonsful of spinach greening, and half a pint of milk; stir this into the rest until well mixed; then freeze it like other cream.’ (Mrs. Putnams Receipt Book, 1849)

Victorian Green Pistachio Ice Cream No Food Coloring Added

Once the pistachio custard is cool, pour it into an ice cream maker to freeze.

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Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe

57 thoughts on “Victorian Green Pistachio Ice Cream (No Food Coloring Added)

  1. Doesn’t sound easy to me, but looks delicious! I wish I had an ice cream maker. Home made ice cream is the best. I love that this has nothing artificial and how fun to enjoy such an old recipe just the way people did back then. Thanks for joining the What to Read Wednesday hop!

  2. We just pulled out our ice cream maker, so I’m excited to use it! I’ve never tried pistachio ice cream, but this recipe sounds great! We will have to try it.

  3. Hi Lina, this ice cream sounds good. The addition of spinach juice for the colour is a clever idea. Pinning for future reference.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    xx

  4. Your Victorian Green Pistachio Ice Cream looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Thanks so much for linking up your post with us at What to Read Wednesday. It’s always fun to get new ideas! I hope we will see more from you next time. 🙂

  6. Congratulations!
    Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. I just pinned it to our Featured board and enjoy your new Red Plate! Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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