Pistachio Mint Frozen Yogurt – Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Pistachio Mint Frozen Yogurt
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Pistachio Mint Frozen Yogurt is super simple and easy to make. And, it’s amazingly delicious.

Pistachio Mint Frozen Yogurt
Pistachio Mint Frozen Yogurt

The only hard part about making this,  was shelling and skinning all those pesky pistachios. I know that you can buy pistachios already shelled and skinned, but in my house, I had the kind that aren’t. I managed to make the work much more enjoyable by eating every fifth one. Yes I know what you’re thinking; that made it take even longer, right. But darn, those nuts are addicting.

Mint is a wonderful, but  prolific, herb

I have lots of mint growing in my garden. Over the past few years, I’ve gotten a little wiser, and I now confine my mint plants to a large pot. Mint is a herb that likes to be boss in the garden and take over.

Growing Mint Plants

By keeping my mint contained in a pot, I still have plenty of mint while still maintaining control. I’m still the boss of the garden. I have two kinds of mint in the pot this year, the regular peppermint, and pineapple mint. Pineapple mint actually has a pineapple scent and taste. You can also grow apple mint, banana mint, even chocolate mint  For this pistachio mint fro yo, I’m using regular peppermint.

Ice Cream Machine or Not

I really love my ice cream maker. It’s great to be able to control the ingredients, especially when you read the labels on some of the store brands. We also love being able to have ice cream on a whim, without having to go out. And it usually takes about 30  minutes to make a batch of ice cream. Also, having the machine solves a problem for me. Because we live pretty far from grocery stores, it’s hard to get ice cream home without it melting.

If you have an ice cream maker, this frozen yogurt takes just a couple of minutes to make. If you don’t, this is just as easy without one. (You’ll just have to wait longer to dig in).

We really loved the minty, nutty taste of this refreshing fro yo. And I liked the pretty pastel green colour. The mint is very cooling on a hot day, or after a spicy meal, and it isn’t overly sweet.

5 from 1 vote
Pistachio Mint Frozen Yogurt
Pistachio Mint Frozen Yogurt
Prep Time
10 mins
freezing
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Pistachio Mint Frozen Yogurt is an easy to make, cool treat that's a perfectly easy dessert for family, but elegant enough for company, too.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Keyword: Frozen Desserts, Frozen Yogurt, Mint, Pistachios
Servings: 4
Calories: 180 kcal
Author: Colleen
Ingredients
  • 2 cups  Plain full fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup shelled and skinned pistachio nuts chopped
Instructions
  1. Put mint leaves in a blender with 1 cup of the yogurt, and the sugar.
  2. Blend until the mint is pureed and the sugar dissolved.
  3. In a bowl, combine the pureed mixture with the remaining cup of yogurt and the pistachios.
  4. Put into an ice cream maker and run for 30 minutes, or put into a freezer safe bowl and freeze for about 4 hours, stirring vigorously every 30 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately for soft serve, or, for a firmer frozen yogurt, freeze for 30 minutes before serving. Keep in freezer 2-3 months.

Nutrition Facts
Pistachio Mint Frozen Yogurt
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 304mg9%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 161mg16%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Pistachio Mint Frozen Yogurt
Pistachio Mint Frozen Yogurt

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6 thoughts on “Pistachio Mint Frozen Yogurt – Frozen Yogurt Recipe

  1. We just returned from Italy where I had pistachio gelato 3 times! (My all-time favourite.) Your recipe looks fabulous and now I can recreate that Italian experience with a lot less fat! Great recipe.

  2. Boy are you ever right – mint DOES like to be the boss in the garden. Good thing it goes so well with so many other foods! I’ve never paired mint and pistachio together but I love the sound of it. Reminds me of some of the flavours in the Persian culinary palette. I must say that I love the sound of this, and I’m ALWAYS eager to see new ice cream recipes that get outside the box a little bit. Cheers!

    1. Hi Sean, Thanks, it sure is hard to keep on top of the mint! Like you said, it’s a good thing it goes well with a lot of things. 🙂

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