February 02, 2009

Saffron Ice Cream

This is an aromatic saffron and rosewater flavored traditional Iranian ice cream with bits of frozen heavy cream for added taste and texture. This delicious ice cream is served either in individual bowls or placed in between two round crispy thin wafers. This بستنی - bastani recipe is the easiest and quickest way to make a homemade اکبرمشتی - Akbar Mashti Ice cream.

Bastani - Persian Saffron Rosewater Ice Cream


1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened at room temperature
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon crushed saffron, dissolved in 2-3 tablespoons of hot water
2 tablespoons rosewater


Crushed pistachios

  1. Pour the heavy cream into a flat plastic container with a lid and place in the freezer for 3-4 hours or until frozen.
  2. Take the heavy cream out of the freezer and cut into small pieces. 
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened vanilla ice cream, frozen cream pieces, liquid saffron and rosewater. Mix thoroughly. Transfer mixture into a freezer-safe container and place in the freezer for 4-5 hours to harden. 
To serve, scoop ice cream into bowls, sprinkle with crushed pistachios and serve immediately.



  1. Salam Azita, nemidooni cheghaf khoshalam kardi!! Mazeye Irano emrooz cheshidam!! Dastet dard nakone khanoom :-)

    1. Nahid jan, shoma ham mano khoshhal kardi. Mamnoonam!