When it comes to ice cream, we all have our favorite flavors and combinations. And with so many different flavors to choose from, there’s truly something for everyone. But there are some debates in the world of ice cream, and we’re looking at one of them now: green ice cream. Have you ever wondered why the color of pistachio and mint chocolate chip ice cream is such an exaggerated shade of green? What color should your scoop of pistachio or mint chocolate chip ice cream actually be?
How green is too green?
We’re all familiar with that pop of green that is so distinctively “pistachio” in color. But, once pistachios are processed to make the ice cream, they’re not actually green anymore. The color is more brown than green, and – let’s be honest – it can be hard to sell a pistachio ice cream that’s brown. So to make it familiar to consumers, ice cream makers will add food coloring and or chemicals in order to give it that pistachio-green color.