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Pistachio Gelato Milkshakes

  • Author: Theresa | Quiet Baking Day
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 milkshakes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Italian


Cool and refreshing, this nutty milkshake is a perfectly unexpected twist on the classic summer dessert.



Pistachio Praline

  • 100g chopped pistachios, roasted salted and shelled
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  • 375g vanilla gelato
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 recipe of pistachio praline (see above)


  1. Pistachio Praline: Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Place pistachios in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast until fragrant, about 10 minutes.
  3. Once cool, place pistachios in food processor with sugar and almond extract until a fine paste is formed.
  4. Gelato Milkshake: Blend pistachio praline and milk until smooth.
  5. Add ice cream and blend.
  6. Top with sweetened whipped and cherries if desired.


  • Pistachio Praline paste can be made ahead of time and stored in a sealed container in the fridge. The paste lats weeks, so feel free to make a larger batch!
  • Short on time? Pistachio paste can be found in some speciality food stores and online retailers.

Keywords: nutty, ice cream

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