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Persian Saffron Milkshake

Take a delicious trip to Iran with this Persian Saffron Milkshake that tastes like traditional Iranian ice cream without the hassle!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Persian
Servings: 2 Glasses
Calories: 211kcal
Author: Shadi HasanzadeNemati


  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp bloomed saffron See Note#1
  • A pinch of ground cardamom See Note #2
  • 1 tbsp rosewater See Note #2


  • Blend all the ingredients in a blender, serve cold.


  • Check out my post on how to bloom saffron
  • You can find rose water and rose water on amazon (Affiliate).
  • You can use any type of vanilla ice cream, or even vanilla frozen yogurt. If using frozen yogurt, leave out the milk.
  • You can also use any type of milk including almond or soy milk for this recipe, as long as it's not flavored.
  • There is no substitute for saffron in this milkshake recipe.
  • Garnish the saffron milkshakes with dried edible rosebuds.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 476IU | Calcium: 222mg