Saffron Frozen Yogurt

During the summer heat, we could all use a cool-down treat. This saffron frozen yogurt is refreshing and is best topped with pizzelles and ground cardamom.

By / Photography By Albert Yee | June 15, 2015


Grind the sugar and saffron to a fine powder in an electric spice grinder; and transfer to a large bowl. Add the orange zest, yogurt, and salt, and stir well. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Combine the pizzelles and ground cardamom and sprinkle over bowls of the frozen yogurt.

Serves 4 cups

Adapted from The New Persian Kitchen by Louisa Shafia


  • 1 ½ cups organic cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon saffron
  • Grated zest of 2 large oranges
  • 4 cups thick Greek-style yogurt
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 pizzelles, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
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