How to Make Bastani or Dondurma (Middle Eastern Stretchy Ice Cream)

The following recipe for Bastani calls for 1 teaspoon of Salep to make 8 servings of ice cream (yum!).

INGREDIENTS 500 ml full cream milk

250 ml whipping cream

3/4 cup caster (fine grain) sugar

1 tsp rose water

1 tsp salep

1 tsp saffron powder 


Place all the ingredients except the salep in a blender and blend until the sugar is dissolved. Add the salep and blend until the mixture is thick. Pour into a deep container that is suitable to freeze and place in the freezer for about 4-6 hours until the mixture is partly frozen. Put the mixture back into the blender and blend for a couple of minutes until all the frozen ice-cream is mixed with the liquid. Put into a storage container and freeze until hard. Sold by the 1 fl. ounce (weight): (+/-2 tablespoons)