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Bastani Sonnati

Bastani Sonnati

Bastani Sonnati or Persian saffron ice cream is a traditional Persian ice cream mainly made with milk and saffron. The history of this ice cream goes back to 2000 years ago.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: Bastani Sonnati, Persian saffron ice cream
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 207kcal


  • 4 cups of fat milk
  • 1 cup brewed saffron
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salep
  • ½ cups of rosewater
  • 1 cups of cream
  • ½ cups of sliced pistachios


  • Pour the cream on a tray and flatten it, then freeze it.
  • Mix rosewater, saffron, and milk and heat them
  • Mix sugar and salep and gradually add them to the milk
  • After the mixture created a thick texture, turn off the heat
  • Put the pot on ice
  • Batter the mixture
  • Freeze the mixture
  • Every 15 minutes, take the mixture out and batter it
  • Repeat level 8 for 5 times
  • Add frozen cream and pistachios to the mix and serve it


Uniqop’s Advice:

  • Salep makes the elastic texture of Bastani
  • Use fat milk and fat cream for a more delicious Bastani
  • You can use any flavours such as vanilla or chocolate instead of saffron


Serving: 100g | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 199mg