Bastani Sonnati (“traditional ice cream” in Persian) or Bastani Sonnati Zaferani (“traditional saffron ice cream” in Persian) is an Iranian ice cream made from milk, eggs, sugar, rose water, saffron, vanilla, and pistachios. It is known widely as Persian ice cream. Bastani often contains flakes of frozen clotted cream. Sometimes, salep is included as an ingredient.
The history of bastani probably began around 500 BCE in the Achaemenid Empire of Persia.