Remember when you were a kid and you were all like “I wonder what these things would taste like if I mix them together…” and then you’d come up with some crazy concoction and make your friends eat it? That’s something I still do. Except I’m way better at it now and I take great care not to make people gag when they taste it.
Genius struck when I was going to town on a pint of pistachio and thought to myself: “Self, that Aperol over there would probably go pretty swell with this pistachio gelato. How could it possibly be bad? I mean they’re both Italian, right?” After all, Pistachio pairs well with rhubarb and citrus, both of which are part of Aperol’s ingredients and flavor profile. I also recall a cocktail from the Kensington Hotel in London that was made with Aperol and dry pistachio.
Well I was right. Guys, I was on a tasty mission and this ice cream soda was it.
Pistachio Gelato or Ice Cream
Pour 1 1/2 ounce of Aperol into a glass. Add two 2 scoops. Top it off with seltzer. Watch it all fizz up and float together.
Serve with straws and spoons for ultimate enjoyment. And then eat it. It’s SO good. Boozy ice cream sodas are definitely a must have for your next shindig.