Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Huff Post and Me….And Pistachio Gelato

Two weeks ago I found out that my Limoncello Pine Nut Biscotti was one of the featured recipes in the Huffington Post Kitchen Daily’s article about desserts using Limoncello. I don’t know how they found me, but it seems they scanned the web looking for delicious desserts using the Italian Liquor Limoncello. I was so surprised, and probably would have never known except, I generally check my stats every week to see how I’m doing. I noticed a lot of traffic coming from The Huffington Post. I thought that rather odd…what would be driving them to my blog? When I clicked on the link I was so surprised to find my Limoncello Pine Nut Biscotti and a link to my blog! I was also honored and thrilled to see my biscotti picked as one of fourteen desserts that were featured in this article. If you’d like to see the article you can check out the link here. If you’d like to get my recipe you can find it here.

Limoncello Pine Nut Biscotti
There were some delicious looking desserts in this article, from some pretty talented bloggers. Hope you check them out! All I can say is…Wow!!


Now for the Gelato! It has been very hot in my neck of the woods this summer, prompting me to turn on my ice cream maker and make David Lebovitz’s Pistachio Gelato. I was hoping to post my gelato during July for National Ice Cream month…but my life got in the way! It was made, it was enjoyed but, it never got posted! This was the best Pistashio Gelato I have ever eaten!

Pistachio Gelato 
by david lebovitz

About 3 cups (3/4 liter)

2 cups (½ liter) whole milk
1/3 cup (65 gr) sugar
2 tablespoons (16 gr) cornstarch (also known as corn flour)
7 ounces (200 gr)  pistachio paste  
 a few drops of lemon or orange juice

1. Make a slurry by mixing the 1/4 cup of the milk with the cornstarch, mixing until the starch is dissolved and the mixture is smooth.

2. Heat the rest of the milk in a medium-sized saucepan with the sugar.

3. When it almost starts to boil, stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook at gentle simmer for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

4. Remove from heat, scrape into a bowl, and chill thoroughly, preferably overnight.

5. Once chilled, whisk in the pistachio paste and just a few drops of citrus juice until smooth.

6. Freeze the gelato in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


  1. Your limoncello biscotti have always been on my radar, no wonder they were chosen! I remember pistacho ice cream growing up, it was the ugliest flavor for us kids because it was the ugliest color of green. This looks amazing! Can´t go wrong with DL.

  2. Congratulations! What a great accomplishment! I must admit I really like those limoncello biscottis and plan to make them as well. I thought your recipe was genius! I'm also loving your gelato!

  3. Well, well, congratulations to you Kathy. What wonderful news and yes, you certainly deserve it! I have never did any checking on my blog. I'm curious as to how you did it. But, that's a question for another day. Today may not be Ice Cream Month but it sure is hot outside and I wouldn't mind your Pistachio Gelato swinging with me on the back porch right now! (Now I must see if there is a Pistachio Day lurking in the future:)

    Thanks for sharing and congratulations. I always find deliciousness when I pop in to visit you!!!

  4. Congratulations! An honor well deserved:)

  5. Kathy, congratulations to your recipe being published! I told you before that I baked your Limoncello Pine Nut Biscotti (twice by now) and they are fabulous! So deserving of a write-up in any newspaper or magazine!

    And I should not forget to mention that your Pistachio Ice Cream looks delicious too - I love the color. I saw some pistachio paste the other day. Will have to do some research as to whether that would work too, because I love pistachio everything!

    Have a good Sunday!

  6. Big congratulations my friend though after seeing your cooking, I can't say I'm too surprised :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  7. Congratulations, Kathy!
    The pistachio gelato looks terrific too.

  8. Congratulations, doesn't surprise me one bit, your recipes are fantastic;-)

  9. Congratulations, Kathy!!! How exciting! Your lemon biscotti and gelato looks mouthwatering and delicious. Blessings to you my dear, your friend, Catherine xo

  10. Congratulations on being featured in the Huff Post. I too was surprised to find my limoncello cake there and would not have known had it not been for a friend. We love limoncello and will have to try your biscotti and gelato.

  11. Great gelato, and I'll have to check out their daily recipes from now on! Congrats on the feature!

  12. Congratulations, Kathy! How exciting! You're a rock star!

  13. Thanks everyone for your kind words…rock star I am not…it wasn’t even my own recipe it’s from The right recipe at the right time…but it was fun to see my blog on Huff's page!

  14. Congratulations, Kathy! I love limoncello and I'll try your biscotti.

  15. Oh, Kathy, how exciting. I loved that recipe when you posted it especially when my friends and I had just made our own Limoncello. Even though Biscotti and I have never made nice (if you recall, my FFWD biscotti was not successful), I did have success with yours. It was so unique so I can understand how it would be picked up. I have a sack of shelled pistachios in the cupboard so if you consider this Gelato that good, I'll give it a try. Again, well done, congratulations.

  16. Congratulations Kathy - how fab to be named by the Huf Post. Your pistachio icecream looks devine - even in winter.

  17. Congrats Kathy...your desserts always look great. And your writing style is friendly...Pistachio Ice Cream? Sounds and looks wonderful.


  18. Congrats on the feature for your biscotti:)I love pistachio gelato. It's one of my secret favorite flavors. I would love to have a bowl of this right now...looks so good!

  19. Congratulations on being featured in Huffington Post! What an honor!

  20. I need to head to eataly to pick up some pistachio paste! that gelato looks delicious!

  21. Congratulations Kathy for the limoncello! The pistachio gelato sounds perfect to me!