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Pistachio Ice Cream with Rosewater
Indulge in a frozen bliss with every spoonful of this Pistachio Rosewater Ice Cream.
Pistachio Ice Cream with Rosewater

Brace yourself for a brain freeze, this PaleoFLEX™ Pistachio Ice Cream with Rosewater is too good to pass up! These Middle Eastern-inspired flavors are a perfect treat on a hot summer day. 

The pistachios in this recipe are not just good for their taste. These nuts are high in nutrients and antioxidants and also have a low glycemic load. Throwing pistachios in your meals can also add an extra source of protein.

This recipe was inspired by the unique ice cream flavor combinations of Salt & Straw and given a Paleo twist to make it healthier for you while still aligning with the Paleo lifestyle. 

PaleoFLEX dishes allow for up to 6g of natural sugars per serving, compared to 4g with a TRUEPALEO recipe. We use maple syrup and coconut milk as our sweeteners, while the rosewater and pistachios give this ice cream a subtle floral and nutty flavor.


  • Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker if you have one and let it churn for 20-25 minutes. Transfer to an airtight, freezer-friendly container and freeze for about an hour before serving, or sooner for soft-serve style. 
  • If you have a hard time finding rosewater, try making some yourself! You can use fresh, pesticide-free rose petals distilled or infused over the stove. Save the extra rosewater for desserts and drinks, or rub on your skin for a natural perfume.
pistacho rosewater ice cream in a bowl

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  • Serves: 6
  • Meal: Dessert
  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes
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  • 14 oz full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream

  • 3 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1/4 cups creamy almond butter

  • 1/2 cups shelled pistachios, crushed

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp rosewater

  • 1 tbsp dried rose petals (optional)


  1. Place the coconut milk, maple syrup, almond butter, ¼ cup pistachio nuts, vanilla extract, and rosewater in a high-speed blender and blend on high for 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy.

  2. Pour the mixture into a loaf or glass pan, sprinkle with pistachios and set in the freezer. Stir by hand every 15 minutes or so, until it’s completely frozen (this will take about 90 minutes total).

  3. Garnish with extra pistachios and rose petals before serving.

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