10 Best Pistachio Paste Recipes: Mouthwatering Creations Await

The 10 Most Popular Pistachio Paste Recipes

Pistachio paste recipes are very popular everywhere thanks to the rich nutrient content of pistachios. These easy recipes confer the versatility of pistachios, as they can be the core ingredients for many foods while appealing to healthy lifestyles. We do not explain the details of recipes as there is so much variation among them. We are just aiming to suggest some workable, easy ideas here.

It is important to mention the difference between pistachio paste vs pistachio butter right here to eliminate confusion. Pistachio paste is made when pistachios are ground all the way down to a soft, gooey texture. Pistachio butter is made one step earlier, when the texture is still coarse.   

1. Creamy Pistachio Ice Cream

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Pistachio ice cream

No more artificial green color, and no more pistachio ice cream reserved for special days. Thanks to this great pistachio derivative, you can make pistachio ice cream any time of the year. It gives a hint of that green color to the ice cream without being artificial. 

This is probably the most popular pistachio paste recipe. Pistachio increases the ice cream strength and melting point by giving it a more elastic texture. It is also a flavor of sorbet and gelato, and forms a layer in Spumoni. 

There are two ways to go about this delicious dessert. One is to mix the pistachio paste into the base. You add the pistachio paste to a well-churned base and continue mixing. This ensures that the paste is evenly distributed throughout the ice cream, rather than sink to the bottom of the container. The color intensity depends on the amount of pistachio paste you apply. The more you use, the denser the green color. 

Another way to enjoy this nutritious dessert is to drizzle pistachio paste over the ice cream before serving it.

2. Mastering the Perfect Pistachio Macarons Recipe

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Pistachio macarons

Pistachio macarons are cookies made of sweet shells filled with a pistachio-flavored filling. Pistachio flavor balances the flavor of these cookies in a good way. The earthy, nutty flavor of pistachio paste complements the sweetness of the shell to create a well-rounded delicious flavor. 

Other variations of this recipe may use a white chocolate filling. But you may find it too sweet for your taste. Instead, some people may opt for a pistachio buttercream ganache.

3. Heavenly Pistachio Cake: A Must-Try Delight

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Real pistachio cake should feel light and fluffy with a punchy flavor of pistachios. Thanks to our original pistachio paste, it is now possible to get a real taste of pistachio cake. It is true because, unfortunately, many of the cakes out there that claim to be pistachio are either entirely fake or seriously lack in flavor. With pistachio paste and a good recipe, now you can make a delicious cake that is full of pistachio taste. A few popular examples include “Pistachio Vanilla Cake” and “Layered Pistachio Cake.” 

4. A Slice of Heaven: Homemade Pistachio Bread Recipe

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Pistachio bread is simply a sweet classic yellow cake flavored with pistachio paste and may or may not be covered in chopped pistachio nuts. Pistachio paste gives a pleasant nuttiness to the bread while chopped pistachios give it a crunch that elevates the bread. Pistachios are a rich source of good fats, digestible carbohydrates, calcium, antioxidants, and vitamin B6 and thiamine. 

Pistachio bread might be made in a loaf pan, but it’s definitely dessert! You can make your bread vegan by eliminating eggs or use gluten-free flour. Eggs help with the structure and without eggs you have a delicate crumb that needs time to rest and firm up. So, don’t even think about lifting it out of the pan before it’s completely cool.

 Another recipe may ask for olive oil and lemon for the pistachio bread. So, the bread may deliciously feel bright and lemony, buttery and nutty.

5. Divine Indulgence: Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe

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In this heavenly dessert, the flavor of the pistachios really comes through in the mildly sweet filling. In the baked version, the smooth, baked crust (known as graham cracker crust) may gleam with golden honey and have a delectable crunch from pistachio slivers. 

No-baked variations might be very creamy and don’t have the traditional crust. Here, a mixture of ground almonds, butter and almond extract forms the crust. You may eat this no-bake pistachio cheesecake shortly after it is made. But it tastes better when chilled for at least two hours before serving. 
Pistachio cheesecake tastes amazing and is certainly a cut above the rest. Your customers will love the delicious pistachio flavor! You may as well use the sugar-free pistachio pudding mix in the cheesecake.

6. Delicate Delights: Vegan White Chocolate Pistachio Tart

Frozen Pistachio Pie.
The picture shows frozen pistachio pie.

This pistachio paste recipe is a must for pistachio lovers! It also suggests the versatility of pistachio paste in vegan diets. Despite its long name, it is super easy to make. It includes a deliciously creamy and fragrant pistachio white chocolate filling on a pistachio almond crust. So, it has an airy, smooth and silky filling inside a crispy crust that falls apart in your mouth! 
Please do not confuse it with “Vegan White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies” that have a chewy center from pistachio and chocolate and crispy edges. They can require no dough chilling, and can be dairy- and egg-free.

7. Pizza with a Twist: Unforgettable Pistachio Pizza

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This recipe heightens the versatility of pistachio. Pistachio pizza? Why not?  One of the more favorable points about pizza is that it can go well with different varieties of toppings. For those pizza lovers who have going out of topping options pistachio pizza is an excellent choice. 

A very popular type of pistachio pizza recipe is the “Italian Mortadella and Pistachio Pizza” recipe. Thanks to this recipe you can make a tasty thin and crispy pizza anywhere and anytime you want. Just to make sure you apply the pistachio paste at the right time, which is right before you start baking it.

8. Crunchy Delights: Irresistible Pistachio Cookies

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Pistachio cookies

These are not cookies with pistachios. Rather, pistachio paste is a basic element in the cookie dough. Pistachio cookies use pistachio pudding mix which includes pistachio paste. Pistachio paste retains the green color and taste of pistachios in the mix which in turn gives the cookies a nutty flavor and color. The pudding may also incorporate several other pudding ingredients, such as eggs, milk, sugar, cornstarch and almond pieces. Almonds pieces just to add extra texture to cookies. 

Pistachio cookies are soft and chewy. Go for well-known pistachio paste for your mix instead of buying dry boxed pudding. Using good quality pistachio paste is what makes all the difference in these cookies. And no food coloring is required. Some cooks may add chocolate chunks and chopped pistachios for extra flavor. 

A less popular variation of this pistachio paste recipe may use pistachio powder or chopped pistachios and no pudding. The cookies may look brown and delicious instead of green.

9. Creamy Bliss: Luxurious Pistachio Pudding Recipe

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This pistachio paste recipe teaches an alternative for the pistachio paste itself. Pistachio pudding is a healthy and tasty mixture and a popular dessert among people around the world. But making it is as much of an art as it is passion. 

Pistachio paste is the main ingredient for pistachio pudding. Other ingredients may include sugar, milk, egg, egg yolks, cornstarch, and salt. Pistachio pudding is made by mixing the ingredients together over medium heat while continuously whisking. 

Many recipes asking for pistachio paste may taste better with pistachio pudding. Freshly made pistachio pudding tastes much better than dried boxed puddings bought from stores.

10. Decadent Delights: Heavenly Pistachio Chocolate Truffles

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This is perhaps one of the easiest pistachio paste recipes. This soft sweet goes by other names such as Chocolate Pistachio Paste Truffles or Chocolate Pistachio Truffles. Regardless of the name, these silky, rich, nutty truffles are great to end a meal with or gift to others. 

As there are too few ingredients in this recipe it is important to choose quality ones. For example, you may use finely chopped chocolate instead of chocolate chips because they don’t melt easily. Or you may roll the truffles in chopped pistachios to coat. This makes them nice and crunchy.


We introduced 10 easy recipes for making cakes and desserts using pistachio paste. You need to practice on them to get them right. Also, you can make changes according to your taste.
Please tell us which one you have tried and about the result.
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3 thoughts on “10 Best Pistachio Paste Recipes: Mouthwatering Creations Await

  1. LINDA says:

    Where are the actual recipes???

  2. hmm says:

    no recipes?

  3. Ruby says:

    Hi, I was wondering if you could help me please – I’m not from a company but I’m not sure where else to ask. On your page there’s a blog called “10 Best Pistachio Paste Recipes: Mouthwatering Creations Await” by Daniel Solo, and the first Recipe is ”Creamy Pistachio Ice Cream”.

    There used to be a link attached to it that would bring up a recipe but it’s not there anymore 🙁 – me and my whole family loved it, but I cannot find it anywhere else online for the life of me!

    Is there any chance you’d still have the link? No worries if not I know it’s a bit off an odd ask!

    […] My email is [email protected] – thank you!

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