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Black Pepper Pistachio Ice Cream

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 8 hours
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


This pistachio ice cream is made with soaked pistachios for an extra delicious nutty flavor that is 100% vegan + paleo. You’ll never guess it’s dairy-free!



  • 1 1/2 cups pistachios
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Soak the pistachios in water for 4-24 hours. Refrigerate while soaking.
  2. Drain the pistachios and rinse them well. Add them to a blender or food processor with all the remaining ingredients. Blend on high until smooth, 2-3 minutes. Note: if you do not have a high-powered blender you may want to strain the cream through a fine mesh sieve if there is any gritty texture.
  3. Pour the pistachio cream into a bowl and refrigerate until completely cold. Once the cream is cold process it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturers instructions.
  4. Scoop the pistachio ice cream out of your ice cream maker and into a freezer-proof container. Cover the top with parchment paper directly on the surface and freeze until firm.