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Homemade Creamy Pistachio Liqueur

This Creamy Pistachio Liqueur is easy to make and a cold and creamy drink for after dinner or a warm summer afternoon. It’s made with just five ingredients and keeps well for three weeks in the refrigerator – if it lasts that long! 

Pistachio liqueur in a bottle and in 2 glasses.


Pistachio liqueur is very popular in Italy and I love it, too. I love the taste of pistachios whether in a cake, cookies or even ice cream and it makes a great liqueur. For this recipe, I doctor up a pistachio cream spread with heavy cream, milk, and vodka to turn it into a creamy drink.

It’s a similar drink to Baileys Irish Cream except it’s made with vodka and pistachio cream instead of chocolate and whiskey. They are both creamy and smooth, so if you like Baileys I think you’ll like this pistachio cream liqueur.

It’s wonderful any time of year – the green color is especially good for the Christmas holiday – but I enjoy it during the warm summer months. It’s cold and creamy – a great after-dinner drink to sip on. It’s almost like dessert, speaking of dessert why not try some drizzle over a scoop or two of ice cream?!

What I like even better is you can make a batch and it keeps well in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. 

Make a batch to share with friends and I know it will be a hit. The color, flavor, and creamy texture are a great combination.

pouring pistachio liqueur in a glass.


  • Pistachio cream – you can use store bought (depending on your location it might be hard to find, or on line or better still make your own!
  • Granulated sugar
  • Heavy cream – also know as heavy or whipping cream, it should have at least 30% fat.
  • Whole milk
  • Vodka – a good brand is always best.

Recipe Steps

Combine the pistachio cream, sugar, heavy cream, and milk in a saucepan. Heat it over medium heat heating while constantly stirring. Bring the mixture to a boil for two to three minutes while stirring.

Mixing the ingredients in a silver pot before and after heating.

Take the pan off the stove and let the mixture cool completely. Once it’s cooled, stir in the alcohol.

Adding the ingredients together.

Pour the creamy pistachio liqueur into an airtight container, jar, or bottle. Secure the lid and refrigerate it for at least one day before serving it. It will keep for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.

The liqueur in bottles.

Once it’s chilled, shake the bottle or stir the liqueur well before pouring it into glasses.

SIpping on some homemade pistachio liqueur cream is such a treat. Not only that, but it’s easy to make, too. Give it a try soon – Enjoy!

Liqueur in a small glass.

More Homemade Liqueur Recipes

the drink in a glass.

Homemade Creamy Pistachio Liqueur

Rosemary Molloy
This Creamy Pistachio Liqueur is easy to make and a cold and creamy drink for after dinner or a warm summer afternoon.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Chilling Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 23 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 cups
Calories 928 kcal


  • 7 ounces pistachio cream
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup cream whole/heavy or whipping (at least 30% fat)
  • cup milk whole
  • ½ cup vodka


  • In a medium pot add the milk, cream, sugar and pistachio cream, heat on medium, stirring constantly until everything is melted and smooth, bring to a boil and continue to boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Let cool completely, add the vodka and mix well.
  • Pour the cream mixture into a clean bottle, close tightly and refrigerate for 24 hours before tasting. Shake or stir well before serving. Enjoy!


Keep refrigerated. It will keep for up to 3 weeks in the fridge.
Serve straight up or over ice. Delicious over ice cream also. 


Calories: 928kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 236mg | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 1881IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 1mg
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    1. Hi Tina, I have a recipe to make it in the post and in the recipe card, although sometimes you can find it in the store. Here is the link to the recipe. https://anitalianinmykitchen.com/pistachio-cream/. Take care.

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