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"Real" Pistachio Ice Cream in Westchester or Surrounding?

golightly01 Aug 3, 2009 06:20 AM

My husband and I had -- only once so far this lifetime -- an incredible, pure pistachio ice cream at John's Ice Cream in Maine. Not the green-tinted, almond paste-based goo that's usually served and called "pistachio," but a lovely tan ice cream filled with crushed pistachios. It was an incredible balance of salty and sweet, and tasted like nothing but pistachios. Definitely high on the fat and calorie counts, but insanely decadent and worth the once-in-a-while treat.

Anyone know if real pistachio ice cream is available anywhere in Westchester?

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  1. adamclyde RE: golightly01 Aug 3, 2009 07:05 AM

    it's green tinted... and on a stick... but still worth it.. the pistachio paletas at Paleteria Fernandez are awesome.

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    1. re: adamclyde
      golightly01 RE: adamclyde Aug 6, 2009 06:33 PM

      Oooh... I forgot about those. ANYTHING at Paleteria Fernandez is incredible! We stock up on $50 worth of pops at a time. One would think they'd last a while but they're gone in a flash. Their paletas and ice creams are amazing!!!

      1. re: golightly01
        adamclyde RE: golightly01 Aug 6, 2009 07:17 PM

        $50 at a time? I'd like to raid your freezer.

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          golightly01 RE: adamclyde Aug 11, 2009 08:08 AM

          Yeah, it's a bit over the top, but my family can't get enough of those pops! We try to limit them to dessert after dinner. And as they're homemade with fresh ingredients, I feel better about spending a bit more on them rather than giving my family brands with a bunch of artificial junk in them.

      2. re: adamclyde
        spa RE: adamclyde Aug 7, 2009 05:46 PM

        Got one today. Terrific! Thanks for the tip.

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        kaaaassss RE: golightly01 Aug 3, 2009 07:25 AM

        Bask and Robbins is not green and has tons of chopped pistashio nuts running through it and so does ben and jerrys.

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          cranrob RE: kaaaassss Aug 3, 2009 08:48 AM

          If you mean Baskin Robbins, their "Pistachio" is actually called "Pistachio Almond" and doesn't have any Pistachios in it at all:

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            kaaaassss RE: cranrob Aug 3, 2009 09:09 AM

            I meant basin robbins. i just ask for pistachio when i go there....i guess i don't know my nuts. thought they were chopped up pistashios.....

          2. re: kaaaassss
            phantomdoc RE: kaaaassss Aug 3, 2009 09:04 AM

            Ben and Jerry's is pretty good. No dye and full of pistachios.

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            Johnct RE: golightly01 Aug 9, 2009 01:12 PM

            I like Longford's Pistacchio ice cream - we go to the shop in Old Greenwich. I think there is one in Rye too

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