Good Pistachio Ice Cream is a little bit of heaven! Trader Joe's carries unsalted pistachios, Adapted from the Lemon & Olives Food Blog , cooking time does not include chilling the mixture or ripening the ice cream
Add ground pistachios and ¼ cup of the sugar to a pan. Add milk and bring to boil. Add vanilla, stir and remove from heat.
Add the 5 egg yolks and remaining ½ cup sugar to a bowl, and mix well. Temper the egg yolks by taking a ladle's worth of hot milk from the pan and pouring into the bowl with the eggs, constantly stirring.
Add back to heat and cook for 7-10 minutes over medium-low heat, don't let it boil. Once done, strain into a bowl, pressing with a spoon to let the cream come through; then place in refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.
Remove from fridge, and mix in heavy cream and the ½ cup of whole pistachios.
Turn on ice cream maker, slowly pour mixture into ice cream maker and proceed as directed, churning for about 10-12 minutes .
Empty into freezer safe bowl and let chill for 2 hours (if you can wait!) Then serve.