Bastani (Persian Rose Water, Saffron and Pistachio Ice Cream)

Bastani (Persian Rose Water, Saffron and Pistachio Ice Cream) created by Izy Hossack

This was the first time I ever made custard-based ice cream, and it was delicious! The rose water and saffron go great together, without overpowering each other. I doubled the original recipe, since most ice cream machines need at least 4 cups of liquid (also because my family gobbled it up in no time!).

Ready In:
4hrs 30mins
Serves:
Yields:
Units:

ingredients

directions

  • In a medium thick-bottomed bot, slowly heat the milk to boiling while stirring. Add the vanilla extract and saffron. Continue to cook on low heat, stirring occasionally while doing the next step.
  • Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until smooth and foamy. Very carefully and slowly, pour the egg/sugar mixture into the milk. Make sure to stir it rapidly with a fork or use a whisk while pouring (or you will end up with scrambled eggs in the ice cream!).
  • Continue heating the mixture on low heat while stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until thickened (it should be foamy and coat the spoon).
  • Pour the custard mixture into a bowl, and refrigerate until well chilled.
  • Once cold, stir in the cream, rose water or extract, and chopped pistachios.
  • Churn in an ice cream maker until finished (or, stick in the freezer and vigorously stir every 30 minutes or so to break up the ice crystals, until it is homogenous and frozen).
Submit a Recipe Correction

MY PRIVATE NOTES

Add a Note
Advertisement
Enter The Sweepstakes
Advertisement

RECIPE MADE WITH LOVE BY

@Sephardi Kitchen
Contributor
@Sephardi Kitchen
Contributor
"This was the first time I ever made custard-based ice cream, and it was delicious! The rose water and saffron go great together, without overpowering each other. I doubled the original recipe, since most ice cream machines need at least 4 cups of liquid (also because my family gobbled it up in no time!)."

Join The Conversation

all
reviews
tweaks
q&a
sort by:
  1. Crystal N.
    Way too sweet, would half the sugar. Also 3 tbsp of rosewater is too much. 2 would have been better as it overpowers the saffron.
  2. Gracela B.
    My 14 year old tried this for the first time for her cousin’s 18th Birthday and it was a hit! All you need to do are follow the instructions and have lots of patience. Her cousins said it tasted like the one at Saffron and Rose Ice Cream.
  3. Hanieh A.
    Hi, Why is the required amount of egg yolks 6 to 8? How do I know, I have to add more eggs. Thanks
  4. Izy Hossack
    Bastani (Persian Rose Water, Saffron and Pistachio Ice Cream) Created by Izy Hossack
  5. Izy Hossack
    Bastani (Persian Rose Water, Saffron and Pistachio Ice Cream) Created by Izy Hossack
Advertisement

Find More Recipes