Pistachio seems to be getting a lot of attention recently, I’ve been seeing so many different pistachio flavoured desserts. I love pistachios but the only dessert I’ve ever had them in is baklava so I wanted to try something different.
I added a raspberry icing on top of these, honestly mainly just for the aesthetic. I felt like pink and green would look good together but the taste ended up amazing. Turns out pistachio and raspberry is a great combination!
I ended up making a raspberry flavoured cream cheese style icing for this. I don’t really know what to call. But basically, I made a cream cheese icing but without icing sugar. I feel like icing sugar can make icings taste gritty sometimes.
I recently found out about condensed milk buttercream. Which is essentially just a buttercream that replaces the sugar with condensed milk instead, so this is what I did here.
Can I replace the freeze dried raspberry powder?
To make the icing raspberry flavoured, I added freeze dried raspberry powder. Personally, I think using freeze dried fruit powders are the best way to add flavour to icings. I get mine from Amazon, from a brand called ‘Honeyberry’.
If you want to use something else, I would just add some raspberry jam into the icing instead.
I don’t recommend just adding crushed raspberries. Cream cheese icing is quite soft so you don’t really want to add more liquid to it!