You do not need an ice cream maker for this. Pistachio ice cream is my favorite & hard to find. I cannot digest sugar, so I took a woman's day recipe and changed it to fit my needs. I prefer salted pistachios, but feel free to use unsalted. You can use regular sugared pudding as well, but if you do, use the 3.4 oz size. This freezes very hard, so it's best to eat it up shortly after the first 2 hours!