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Rose & Saffron ice cream from Maison Bastani now available at Libshop

Since June, you have had the opportunity to discover new refreshing products in the Libshop catalog, on delivery, on site and to take away. It is indeed ice cream, but not just any. These are a new kind of ice cream...

To find them, we met the Bastani house, a creator of homemade ice cream, original, from whom we unearthed an absolutely incredible perfume, “Rose & Saffron” ice cream.

This is the traditional recipe for ice cream in Iran, called "traditional" ice cream or "Akbar Mashti". This luxury ice cream is rich in the thousand and one virtues of saffron and rose.


Saffron, kesako?

Saffron, poetically nicknamed "Red Gold", is a spice extracted from the flower of Crocus Sativus. It is obtained by dehydration of its three red stigmas, and its harvest is only done once a year, in October, for 2 to 3 weeks, hence its rarity.

Saffron stigmas, even in small quantities, produce a bright orange-yellow color. Its history goes back more than 3,500 years, and crosses several cultures, continents and civilizations. The first reference to saffron was spotted in Assyrian botanical writings from the era of Ashurbanipal (7th century BC).

A Minoan fresco depicting saffron flowers, discovered in the excavations of Akrotiri on the Aegean island of Santorini.

Saffron was the spice of kings, celebrated for its gastronomic qualities while giving dishes magnificent golden hues. In addition to its coloring and aromatic power, saffron has four other gastronomic particularities: it is also antioxidant, natural flavor enhancer, harmonizing and energizing.


So many reasons to jump on the “Rose & Safran” ice cream available for delivery on the Libshop application, or to taste on site and take away from our points of sale. And if Saffron doesn't mean anything to you despite everything, other original and premium perfumes are also available on Libshop!



Co-founder of Libshop, nutrition enthusiast and digital explorer!

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