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.
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
- Pour the heavy cream into a flat plastic container with a lid and place in the freezer for 3-4 hours or until frozen.
- Take the heavy cream out of the freezer and cut into small pieces.
- 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.