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Saffron Ice Cream

1/2 Cup Sugar 2 Tbsp Cream (Whip Cream) 1/4 Tsp Saffron (Zafran) 1/2 Liter Milk 1/4 Cup Rose Water 1 Tsp Salep Pistachios PREPARATIONS: 1- Soak 1/4 tsp saffron for 20 minutes. 2- boiling water. DIRECTIONS: 1- Pour 2 tbsp cream into a plate, spread the cream across the plate evenly and put it in freezer for 2-3 hours. 2- Boil the milk and pour it into a bowl. 3- Add the saffron and rose water to the bowl and stir. 4- MIx the sugar and the salep in a separate bowl then add it to the milk bowl gradually while stirring. 5a - Place the bowl in a large ice-filled bowl and keep stirring for half an hour. fill with more ice if needed. Put the bowl in refrigerator for half an hour and repeat the above step until it becomes creamy or resembles ice cream. OR 5b- Pour the mixture into a ice cream making machine and churn for 20 minutes or until resembles ice cream. 6- put the ice cream in a container and freeze it for at least 3 hours before serving. 7- Smash the frozen cream (Step 1). 8- Sprinkle the ice cream with pistachios and frozen cream when served.



Akbar mashti is a traditional Iranian ice cream. One thing that makes Akbar mashti stand out is the taste of Saffron. Saffron is the key ingredient of akbar mashti. Akbar mashti taste great and if prepared at home with fresh milk it can give you all the benefits of milk with a better taste and it may have less calories and fat than frozen pre-made ones. 5.9 oz or 168 grams of akbar mashti has about 290 calories.

nutritional facts

Serving Size 165g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290  Calories from fat 134
Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g23%
Saturated Fat 3.0g  15%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 347mg2%
Total Carbohydrates 32.9g11%
Dietary Fiber 2.9g  12% Sugars 27.5g
Protein 9.3g

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