An imitation of traditional Iranian ice cream

Bastani sonnati

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Pomegranates & Artichokes: Recipes and memories of a journey from Iran to Italy

By Saghar Setareh

Published 2023

  • About

I love cooking, but I’m also a great sponsor of laziness in the kitchen, whenever possible. Sometimes I’ll go through a labour of love to create something as time consuming and detailed as sartù, but other times I just want something that quenches a craving without going through the trouble of a long preparation.

In Iran, we don’t just enjoy our traditional ice cream, bastani sonnati. Indeed, I was once obsessed with an American ice c