This Saffron Ice Cream is a simple and delicious no egg recipe ice cream recipe. The flavour of this ice cream is absolutely divine!
Oscar night is fast approaching. I plan on strapping on a ball gown and thanking everyone all night long. Seriously, I might even go thank some of the neighbours. A girl's gotta be gracious, right!
I love award shows but seriously why are there so many? Normal people don't host Mommy Award Season or Construction Worker Award Night.
It's odd how often Hollywood wants to pat themselves on the back. Aren't the bags of money enough?
Okay, so I say to the Actress of the year, if you really are grateful and mean it, then send me your bags of money to prove it. We'll see who's thankful a week later after paying off my mortgage, tuition and bills. Heck, I might even have enough left for an epic run to Sephora. A girl's gotta look good, right!
I really could care less who wins. I just want to see an actress who gets 20 million per movie trip walking up to the podium. That's why I watch.
Nothing says we're all equal like tripping. Or forgetting to thank your spouse while the music cuts you off.
These are the things I live for. A girl's gotta have goals right!
I plan on eating this ice cream in my jammies while curled up with a blankie, and eating a pound of pistachios. A girl's gotta indulge, right!
This is one of the best ice creams ever. So, the Oscar goes to the Lunatic's Saffron Ice Cream. "I'd like to thank all the folks who make this possible. Now send me bags and bags of money". A girl's gotta dream, right!
- Saffron - I used saffron threads for this ice cream recipe. Buy good quality ingredients.
- Milk - Use whole milk for this ice cream, you want the rich flavour it provides.
- Sugar - White granulated sugar works best for this recipe.
- Salt - Adding a pinch of salt enhances the sweetness of this ice cream. Do not omit.
- Heavy Cream - The high fat content is crucial to a rich and creamy ice cream
- Vanilla - I used vanilla extract for this recipe but almond would work well too.
How to Make Saffron Ice Cream:
- Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Toss in saffron threads and allow the milk to come to a low boil. Remove from heat, cover and allow to rest for 30 minutes.
- Remove cover and allow milk to cool. You can pop it in the fridge for a bit if needed. Strain threads from milk
- Combine milk, sugar and salt in a stand mixer bowl. Mix until sugar dissolves.
- Add the heavy cream and vanilla extract, mix again until mixtures thickens.
- Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Remove from the fridge and transfer the ice cream mixture to an ice cream maker bowl. Place on ice cream machine and churn for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- You can eat it right away or store it in the freezer until desired.
- Remember to remove ice cream from the freezer about 5 to 10 minutes before you plan on serving it so it's easier to scoop.
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Saffron Ice Cream
- Over medium heat, bring milk to a low boil with saffron threads in it. Once it boils set it to simmer, cover and let it sit for 30 minutes.
- Allow milk to cool off a bit. You can just transfer it to a bowl or stick in the fridge for 5 to 10 minutes.
- In a mixer combine the saffron infused milk, sugar, and salt. Mix until sugar dissolves.
- Add the heavy cream and vanilla, mix until well blended.
- Cover this and stick in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
- Now transfer this liquid to your frozen ice cream maker bowl, set it on the ice cream maker stand, and turn on for 15 to 20 minutes.
- You can eat it right away or pop it in the freezer. Just remember to take it out 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
- Serve with a smile!
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Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 This ice Cream sounds FANTASTIC! I really need to get an ice cream maker......
I just wanted to let you know that I made this ice cream last night and it's incredible. It's an ice cream that celebrates ice cream! Simple, creamy, delicious. A local Thai food restaurant does a dessert with warm black sticky rice on top of coconut ice cream, and the tastes are really similar and now I'm thinking the sticky rice probably has saffron in it.
I'm so happy to hear that. I love this ice cream, it's such a subtle taste. Sort of "grown up" ice cream, if you will. I'm thrilled you enjoyed it. xx
30 years ago, as a Peace Corps volunteer, I ate saffron ice cream--it was street food in the Muslim markets on the East African coast, layered with tropical fruits--and I have been pining for it ever since. There is simply nothing like it. I finally got an ice cream maker so that I could rediscover that flavor, which I hadn't tasted for 30 years. Well, this is it! Your recipe is exactly it! Thank you so much! The flavor and texture are perfect.
This is a rock star recipe. Wanted to make a saffron ice cream for an Indian dinner tomorrow night and fell upon this one. Thank you. It's brilliant; tastes just like saffron Kulfi ... just the taste I was looking for. You rock.
Hi Clara. I'm so happy you loved it. It's such a great recipe. I was just cleaning out my pantry and found some saffron. I mentioned to my daughter I wanted to take some new photos for the saffron ice cream. So the timing of your comment reminded me to put making saffron ice cream on my to do list for the weekend.
I grow my own saffron and am looking for a saffron ice cream recipe. This one sounds delicious. I’m curious though, the photos have tiny red flowers around the bowls of ice cream yet this doesn’t look like any type of saffron that I’ve seen. What type of saffron are you using and are the flowers in the photos actually saffron? Thanks in advance.
Hi Rick. That is saffron in the photos. I believe this was made with Spanish saffron. I made it a long time ago so I don't think I have the notes still. We live in Canada and I believe most saffron sold here is Spanish. I'll see if I can find the same box in the local store so I dig a little deeper into the type for you.