Pistachio custard is sweet, nutty, creamy and if you like pistachios is going to be a great addition to your dessert recipes! This recipe is made with simple ingredients and with unsalted pistachio nuts. The richness of pistachios makes this recipe burst with flavour with very few ingredients, and it's naturally vegan.
On a pan, toast the pistachios for 1 to 2 minute, moving them around continuously.
Add the plant milk and the sugar to a blender. Then add the toasted pistachios and blend at full speed until the pistachios are fully dissolved in the milk.
In a pot, off the heat, add the cornstarch and the blended pistachio milk. Whisk until the cornstarch is fully dissolved in the milk.TIP: if you want the smoothest custard, pass the pistachio-milk through a sieve before adding it to the pot.
Bring the pot on the heat, set it on low, and stir continuously until the liquid thickens into a creamy custard. It can take between 2 to 5 minutes, depending on the quantities.
When you have almost reached the consistency that you like, take off the heat and keep stirring for another minute. The custard will keep thickening while off the heat. Keep this in mind and turn off the heat slightly before you reach your desired thickness.TIP: to check if your custard is ready take a wooden or silicone spatula, dip it in the custard, then run a finger through it. If the spatula stays clean, the custard is ready.
Variation: you can make the exact same recipe with hazelnuts.MEASUREMENTSWe recommend using the metric system for this recipe.