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Aug 11, 2010 02:10 PM

Looking for pistachio paste in San Diego

Does anyone know where I can find this? I'm wanting to make pistachio gelato. Thanks!

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  1. Why not just grind your own and add a little moisture to the mix. You can add a few drops of vanilla, since you are making ice ceam. I think can find the nuts at Trader Joes.

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    1. re: normalheightsfoodie

      I did try making it last night, but the texture is just not the same. I may have to bring out my mortar and pestle.

      1. re: Hydrahlw

        Or if you have a marble rolling pin and board you could use that. Make sure you eat your Wheaties before, though !

    2. The only place I have ever seen pistachio paste is at Dean and Deluca in Napa (it's actually a mix of almond and pistachio). You can make it yourself (I have), but you can never get it to the same smooth texture as the commercially-made stuff.

      Note: I don't live in San Diego, and it may well be easily available, but I thought I would post this in case you could not find it at all.

      1. HAve you tried any of the Middle Eastern Markets, like North PArk Produce?

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        1. I've been craving pistachio gelato..
          I'll bring my container on over Hydra and a fab bottle of wine for your efforts!
          ; )

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          1. Google pistachio extract. Supposedly good for ice cream, per the links that come up.

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            1. re: souschef

              I may just have to order the stuff. I was hoping not to do this, but at least then I can get the good stuff made with Bronte pistachios. :)

              1. re: Hydrahlw

                Would you mind posting your recipe using pistachio paste, please. I am wondering how the paste is incorporated into the ice cream.

                  1. re: Hydrahlw

                    When you asked about pistachio paste I was thinking of something completely different, along the lines (texture) of almond paste.