Saffron Mango Smoothie 藏红花芒果冰沙

A refreshing and vibrant concoction, the Saffron Mango Smoothie combines the tropical sweetness of mangoes with the luxurious hint of saffron, offering a delightful twist to your regular smoothie.

  • 3 ripe mangoes
  • 5 tablespoons of vanilla ice cream
  • 1/3 teaspoon of Negin saffron
  • 2 whole walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh cream
  • 2 cups of cold milk


  1. To bloom the saffron and enhance its vibrant hue, crush a piece of ice and sprinkle the ground saffron over it. Allow this to sit at room temperature for a short duration.
  2. Crack open one of the walnuts and grind its kernel using a nut grinder or a mortar and pestle.
  3. Peel the mangoes and, using a blender, puree them until completely smooth.
  4. To the mango puree, add the cold milk and vanilla ice cream. Blend all these ingredients together until well combined.
  5. Lastly, incorporate the fresh cream and infused saffron into the blender, ensuring all elements meld well together. If you prefer a thicker consistency for your smoothie, you can blend the ingredients for a slightly longer duration.

Serve this cooling beverage garnished with a sprig of mint or a sprinkle of chopped walnuts on top. It’s an ideal choice for those sweltering summer days or as an afternoon pick-me-up. Enjoy your revitalizing escape in a glass!