Akbar Mashti Bastani Sundae

What happens when you take a celebrated dessert from Iran called Akbar Mashti Bastani (or Ice-cream) and put a spin on it and make it into a sundae? Well, you get the delicious and lip-smacking Akbar Mashti Bastani Sundae!

Akbar Mashti Bastani Sundae
  • 4 Tbsp Warm Milk
  • A pinch of Saffron
  • 2 Cups Vanilla Ice-cream
  • 200 g Condensed Milk
  • ¼ Cup Rose Water
  • Saffron Soaked Milk (as required)
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Pistachios
  • 1 Tsp Cardamom Powder
  • TO Assemble:
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • Saffron Milk
  • Vanilla cake
  • Chopped Dry Fruits
  • Silver Vark/Foil
  1. In a small bowl, pour the warm milk into the saffron and let it infuse.
  2. In another bowl, mix together vanilla ice cream, condensed milk, rose water, saffron milk, chopped pistachios and freshly ground cardamom powder. Keep it in the freezer to set until semi-soft.
  3. To make the soaking milk, 2 tbsp mix condensed milk, 1/2 cup milk and the remaining saffron milk.
  4. In a tall glass, put some cake pieces, soak with saffron milk. Top with semi-soft ice cream mixture and then sprinkle nuts.
  5. Repeat the layers and finally garnish with some silver vark. Serve chilled.
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