Gelato and ice cream recipes are great desserts for entertaining, because they can be made ahead. The combination of zesty lemonade concentrate, nutty pistachios, and a sweet custard base make this easy recipe really take off.
Ripening homemade gelato improves the texture and helps keep it from melting too quickly during eating. To ripen in a traditional-style ice cream freezer, after churning, remove the lid and dasher and cover the top of the freezer can with waxed paper or foil. Plug the hole in the lid with a small piece of cloth; replace the lid. Pack the outer freezer bucket with enough ice and rock salt to cover the top of the freezer can (use 1 cup salt for each 4 cups ice). Ripen about 4 hours.
When using an ice cream freezer with an insulated freezer bowl, transfer the ice cream to a covered freezer container and ripen by freezing in your regular freezer about 4 hours (or check the manufacturer's recommendations).
Lemonade concentrate is an inexpensive specialty item that can come in handy for family gatherings or this delicious desserts, like this one.