Pistachio Cherry No Churn Ice Cream

Pistachio-Cherry No-Churn Ice Cream is one of Grumpy’s most favorite ice cream flavors brought into one dish with little effort! This no-churn ice cream is so delicious and super easy to make!

Pistachio Cherry No Churn Ice Cream

What is no-churn ice cream

Basically No-Churn Ice Cream is the method used when you don’t have an ice cream maker. You mix the ice cream ingredients into a container and put it in the freezer. That’s it.

No churn ice cream was a new concept for me. I grew up going to Saturday Night Ice Cream Socials but at those socials, we always churned our ice cream, so I had no idea I could ever accomplish a creamy ice cream without churning it!  

I always believed that to get the smoothest, creamiest ice cream, you had to churn it to break down the ice crystals. I’m not sure what causes the magic in this Pistacho-Cherry No-Churn Ice Cream, but I’m sure glad I was able to make it without the ice cream maker.

a bowl of ice cream

Why I made Pistachio-Cherry No-Churn Ice Cream for Grumpy

Grumpy’s favorite ice cream flavor is pistachio.  Anytime we have gone out for ice cream, that is always the flavor he wants.  If we get to a stand and there is no pistachio, he pouts! So, I couldn’t let Ice Cream Week go by without making his favorite flavor.  

This Pistachio-Cherry No-Churn Ice Cream was my first attempt and it turned out pretty creamy and amazing!

To kick it up a little bit and to add some more color, I added some fresh pitted cherries.  As a child, my favorite shake flavor to get at the ice cream stand was cherry.

 I loved the bits of cherry that would clog up my straw.  So, in honor of two of our favorites, I have created this recipe for you.  I hope you enjoy it!

Other Ice Cream Treats you may like:

Are you a vanilla lover? Then try this Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream!

a bowl of ice cream

Pistachio-Cherry No-Churn Ice Cream

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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no churn ice cream, pistachio cherry ice cream
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Freeze Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 317kcal


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-3.5 ounce package Sugar-Free Instant Pistachio Pudding Powder
  • 1 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1 cup pitted and halved fresh cherries


  • Whip heavy cream and pudding mix until light and fluffy.
  • Fold in sweetened condensed milk, pistachios, and cherries.
  • Pour into a 9-inch loaf pan and freeze at least 6 hours.


Make this Pistachio-Cherry No-Churn Ice Cream in the morning for a delicious dessert in the evening!


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 1mg

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Renee Paj August 20, 2014 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    I have not made no churn with pudding in the mix, but I am loving this idea! And this is a great flavor combo. I wish pistachios weren't so darn expensive, because I love them too!

  2. Life Tastes Good August 20, 2014 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Oh my this sounds good! I am crazy about pistachios and cherries too! The cherries have been so good this year – it is difficult to stop eating them! I love how you used the pudding in this – that really opens up so many flavor options for the no churn! Thanks for sharing, Shelby 🙂

  3. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes August 20, 2014 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Looks incredible! I need a big bowl of this right now!

  4. Tara Noland August 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    That would be the most gorgeous combination of flavors!! A favorite of mine for sure!!

  5. Tonia Larson August 21, 2014 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    I've never tired pistachio ice cream but it is on my to-do list!

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