Pistachio gelato from Lipari in the Aeolian Islands of Sicily

Pistachio ice cream or pistachio nut ice cream is an ice cream flavor made with pistachio nuts or flavoring. It is often distinctively green in color. Pistachio is also a flavor of sorbet and gelato. Pistachio ice cream is a layer in spumoni.

At the Bakdash in Damascus, Syria, a pounded ice cream covered with pistachio called Booza is produced. It has an elastic texture made of mastic and sahlab and is famous around the Arab World.[1] Tripoli's Al Mina district is known for its Arabic ice cream including "ashta" with pistachios.[citation needed]

It is widely produced including by Brigham's Ice Cream,[2] Ben & Jerry's,[3] Graeter's and major brands.[4]



  1. ^ Malouf, Lucy; Bourdain, Anthony; Harvey, Matt (2007), Saha: A Chef's Journey Through Lebanon and Syria, Tuttle Publishing, p. 225, ISBN 978-0-7946-0490-5
  2. ^ "Brighams Ice Cream®".
  3. ^ "Pistachio Pistachio Ice Cream | Ben & Jerry's".
  4. ^ "You might go 'nuts' for Graeter's bonus flavor". WCPO 9 Cincinnati. 2018-05-28. Retrieved 2023-09-05.