Vegan Persian Pistachio & Saffron Ice Cream

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I finally made my Aunt’s Vegan Persian Ice Cream!!! Except when I asked her for the measurements, she laughed at me….

I had to measure everything for you myself, you’re welcome. But seriously, do Persian moms/aunts ever measure anything?? I don’t think so. They’re always like a little of this, a lot of that. And when I ask them like how much they always say “you know how much.” LOL.

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A few weeks ago on we drove up to LA in crazy Friday night traffic to go to my Aunt’s house for Shabbat. (Hi Ameh!) It was a pain to get there but so totally worth using up our F*ck Budget (Watch this TED talk to see what I mean by that) because there is nothing sweeter than ending a hectic week with a big family dinner surrounded by parents, siblings, cousins, grandma, and aunts who make twice as many vegan options for dinner so that everyone feels welcome and satisfied. We’re up to 3 vegetarians in the family now (wooohoo) slowly taking over, slowly…

As if it wasn’t already enough that we had 2 Persian stews veganized on the table, my Aunt made Vegan Persian Ice Cream (my favorite) for dessert! I’ve never been more excited about Shabbat in my life.

I text her the next day to get the full recipe and she text me back with the most Persian mom instructions ever. But it worked!! I hope you love this ice cream as much as I do.

Vegan Persian Pistachio & Saffron Ice Cream

  • Servings: 8 - 10
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

1 quart non-dairy vanilla ice cream

1 cup roasted pistachios

A generous pinch of Saffron + warm water

1/4 cup Rose Water

1/2 tsp Cardamom ground

 

 

Directions:

  1. Allow the ice cream to thaw on the counter for about 10 minutes so it’s soft enough to mix with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Dissolve your saffron in a few tbsp of water to extract all the color and flavor
  3. Pour ice cream and all the rest of your ingredients into a large bowl. Mix well.
  4. Transfer to a 9 x 13 pan or freezer safe glass Tupperware and freeze for a few hours.
  5. Scoop out when you’re ready to serve & enjoy it veganly much!

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