Saffron is one of my favourite spices and I adore saffron ice cream! I usually don’t make ice cream at home…but this one is hard to find outside so I use to make it sometimes and in fact it’s not that difficult.
Saffron ice cream, recipe for 3 persons
You need: 5dl of cream , 1dl of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground saffron, 4 egg yolks, 1 tablespoon of rose water, 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar, pistachio nuts (for decoration).
Boil the cream and the sugar together, add the saffron and take the saucepan off the heat. Add the egg yolks and the rose water while you stir it all together. Heat it up at low temperature while stirring so it becomes thick. Very important that you don’t let it boil, just stir it on low temperature and let it take its time to get thick. Add the vanilla sugar.
Strain the cream and let it cool down before putting it in the freezer. Let it be in the freezer for at least 4 hours and bring it out about 15 minutes before serving).
Decorate with pistachio nuts before serving!