Saffron Ice-cream

September 20, 2017
Delicious and exotic flavours of Saffron and rosewater ice-cream.

Soft Persian ice-cream

A great way to greet spring with this delicious Saffron ice-cream :D

Saffron ice-cream known as Persian ice-cream or bastani, has quite a unique flavour, the floral aroma comes from adding rosewater and that hint of unique delicate saffron taste.

Saffron and rosewater goes well together without one overpowering the other.

saffron ice-cream in a tub

Saffron and rosewater ice-cream is delicious.

Our first taste of Saffron and Rosewater ice-cream was in a Persian restaurant in the city.

We were there to celebrate my birthday early this year.
The Persian food we ordered were superb but the highlight was the dessert. The saying "Saving the best for last" was spot on!
We were smitten with the unique and delicate taste of saffron and rosewater.

Rosewater and saffron gelato
Wanting to re-create the taste at home, so we can enjoy as many scoops as we like... I turned to Google!
Found a good recipe of Saffron and rosewater ice-cream recipe from My Persian Kitchen (sorry, link to her blog is broken).

My Persian Kitchen method wasn't laborious to make, but I just could not wait for 48 hours to have this saffron and Rosewater again.
So I mixed/ cooked everything (See recipe below) and only refrigerate the custard ready to be churned in the ice-cream maker the next day.
Will I make it again?

Oh yes... :D
What I like about this ice-cream, apart from the great taste, is the texture. Its soft, not icy, easy to scoop even though the ice-cream tub was in the freezer for more than 48 hours under minus 4 degree Celcius.

Saffron and rosewater ice-cream, texture is as soft as Italian gelato.

Saffron and rosewater ice-cream recipe. Its delicious, its exotic ice-cream and it is also known as Persian Ice-cream.  And the texture is as soft as Italian gelato.


  1. Wow!!! this Saffron and rosewater ice-cream tempting me a lot. Thanks for sharing the post.

  2. This looks amazing
    Can you make it without an ice cream maker?

    1. Thank you Rania,
      I have not tried making without one yet :(


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