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Make Pistachio Butter at Home

How to Make Pistachio Butter at Home?

Published on August 22, 2020

Pistachio butter is one of the most popular nut butter that is so delicious and very healthy. Since this product is made from pistachio, it carries all the health benefits that pistachio has.

Pistachio is one of the most expensive nuts. However, being a low-carb nut with a high amount of protein and many health benefits, from heart-healthy to being a good nut for athletes, makes this nut’s high price worth it.

The great news is that you can easily make pistachio butter at home. So, use your kitchen as a lab and get ready to prepare one of the most delicious and energetic products at home.

Homemade Pistachio Butter Recipe

Before making homemade pistachio butter, you need to know that pistachio butter can have different tastes. It depends on your desire to add any extra ingredient to make it more sweet or salty.

However, we recommend using unroasted and unsalted raw pistachio to have healthier and nuttier pistachio butter. But if you prefer to add salt to this recipe, it’s better to be sea salt because it’s more natural and healthier.

Making pistachio butter from raw shelled pistachios.

It would be best if you also had a high-speed blender to get a better result. To start, prepare shelled pistachio, a cup of water to make it creamier, or honey to give it a sweet taste (optional).

  • Place the pistachio kernels into the blender and start from the lowest speed for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Blend pistachios in the blender until it reaches a smooth, creamy texture.
  • Increase the speed to a higher level and blend up to 4 minutes or more to reach your desire consistency. Normally, the smoother, the better.
  • Add any extra ingredient you have, for example, water, salt, or honey. And blend for 1 more minute to mix them together completely (optional).
  • Your pistachio butter is ready! With a spoon or a rubber spatula, scoop the pistachio butter from the blender into an airtight container.
Homemade pistachio butter.

By keeping the pistachio butter in the refrigerator, you can use it whenever you want from 1 month to 3 months. However, the life span of the product changes depending on the other ingredients you add.

Note: pistachio is oily; there is no need to add extra oil to make it buttery. However, some recipes suggest adding a bit of coconut oil to give it a creamier texture and a better scent.

Add flavor to pistachio butter

You can add more flavour to the pistachio butter by adding different ingredients. Here are some ideas:

  • As mentioned earlier, honey is one of the most common additives to this recipe. It gives a sweet taste to this product.
  • You can also blend melted white chocolate with pistachio to give it a distinctive taste. However, you need to know that the amount of white chocolate should be less than pistachio to avoid changing the pistachio taste in this combination.
  • Vanilla extract or vanilla powder can give it a relaxing aroma and semi-sweet taste.
  • If you are a fan of sweet, creamy butter, add some cocoa powder to this combination. The cocoa will change the taste and color of the pistachio butter. It will also make it drier, so if you want to add cocoa powder, add some water or a few drops of oil.
  • Cinnamon can also add a distinctive flavor to this combination.

If you don’t like pistachio butter’s crunchy, nutty taste, you can always change it by adding other flavours. However, as mentioned, any additive may affect the shelf-life of the product.

What are the uses of pistachio butter?

After making this homemade nut butter, you may be ready to eat it right straight out of the blender by a spoon! But there are other ways to use pistachio butter too:

  • The most common way to consume pistachio butter is by adding it to your breakfast table. It is so delicious and will give you energy in the morning.
  • You can also add pistachio butter to other recipes, such as pistachio cupcakes, pistachio ice cream, or tarts.
  • It may also be used as a topping for a cake or crepes.

How to store pistachio butter?

Unlike pistachios, which you can hold at room temperature, pistachio butter won’t last long outside the refrigerator. You can only keep it at room temperature for a couple of days. It’s better to store it in the fridge or any cool and dark place away from sunlight. Freezing will give it a longer life too.

Keep the pistachio butter in a jar with a tight lid.

What is the difference between pistachio butter and pistachio paste?

Some people can’t differentiate between pistachio butter and pistachio paste. Although they seem similar, they are two different products.

Pistachio butter is oilier than pistachio paste because, during blending, the pistachio oil will be released. On the other hand, pistachio paste is more fluid and smoother than pistachio butter. It is easier to mix pistachio paste with other ingredients than pistachio butter.

Moreover, pistachio paste is 100% pure with no additives, such as salt or honey.

Bottom Line

You can find many products made by pistachio. Among them, pistachio butter is so popular and tasty. You either can buy pistachio butter online, which is organic and without any additives, or make it at home.

Like other kinds of nut butter, making pistachio butter is so simple. You need to have shelled pistachio and a high-speed blender. The rest is based on your desire to add any other ingredients or not. Pistachio butter can also be a great ingredient to add to other desserts and cake recipes.


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