Persian Saffron Ice Cream

By Misha (@tisrarewegetout on Instagram)

I grew up in a house where the one thing you could bank on being in the freezer was a big tub of that notoriously yellow Persian ice cream. When I was younger I remember thinking the frozen chunks of heavy cream were kinda weird, mostly because they aren’t sweet. Like why is there no sugar in this!?!? But now I consider it a lovely compliment to the sweet and fragrant saffron infused ice cream. When I saw @cookingwithayeh ‘s easy homemade idea I immediately had to make my own batch! Thanks again for the inspiration!



  • 1.5 qt vanilla bean ice cream (softened)
  • 1.5 tbsp saffron extract
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (frozen chunks)
  • 2 tbsp rose petals (optional garnish)
  • 1/2 chopped pistachios (optional garnish)

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