Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
1 cup Half-and-half
¾ cup Sugar
1/8 teaspoon Salt
3 Egg yolks, beaten
2 cups Heavy cream
¾ cup Natural American pistachios, chopped
1/3 cup each Chopped candied maraschino cherries and orange peel
3 tablespoons Light rum
Heat but do not boil half-and-half in saucepan; stir in sugar and salt. Pour small amount of half-and-half into egg yolks, stir constantly. Return yolk mixture to half-and-half mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat about 5 to 10 minutes or until thickened and creamy; cool. Stir in heavy cream. Chill thoroughly. Pour into ice cream freezer container; follow manufacturer’s directions for freezing. Add pistachios, cherries, orange peel and rum when almost frozen; finish freezing. Freeze at least 2 hours before serving.