Badam Pista Kulfi – Indian Ice cream

Posted: April 24, 2013 in Frozen, Indian, Indian Sweet
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badam pista kulfi

Kulfi is a very popular Indian ice cream. According to Wikipedia “Kulfi” can be termed as ice cream because of its similar appearance and taste but as it is denser and creamer it is more sort of a distinct category of frozen dairy based dessert. It is a perfect dessert presentation wise, as it takes longer to melt due to its consistency. Kulfi makes me nostalgic and reminds me those North Indian summer days when we use to wait for Kulfiwallahs (street vendors) to buy this delicious & heavenly frozen treats. The Kulfiwallahs used to carry big matkas (large earthenware pot) full of Kulfis and used to serve this Kulfis on large cleaned leaves which was a very Eco friendly approach. In our childhood, me, my brothers and friends used to roam around them asking for some free treats (parents didn’t allow us to buy it since they feared it might be bad for our health) :).

Kulfis are often served as rose flavored Falooda Kulfi (Kulfi with rice noodles) along with other ingredients. Here I am posting my 1st frozen dessert Badam (Almond) Pista (Pistachios) Kulfi. I plan to make Falooda Kulfi as summer is approaching soon.

Ingredients :-

Khoya/Mawa, Grated
1/4 cup
6 cups
1/4 cup
a pinch
Condensed Milk
1 can
Pistachios, coarsely ground
Almonds, coarsely ground
Cardamom Powder
a pinch

Method :-

  • Heat the milk in a thick bottom pan or non stick pan on low heat. When the milk begins to boil add saffron to it. Boil the milk till it reduces to half on very low heat. Take care that milk doesn’t stick to the pan.
  • Add the condensed milk, sugar, almonds, pistachios, cardamom powder and mix well. Cook for three to four minutes stirring continuously.
  • Take the pan off the heat and set aside to cool the mixture.
  • Add the khoya and mix well. Pour into individual small bowls and place them in the freezer to set. When well set, demold and serve immediately. It will about 7-8 hours to set the Kulfis.
  • To demold the Kulfi, place the mold under running water for few seconds.


Note :-

  • You can use Kulfi molds or Popsicle molds as it gives the proper shape of kulfi. If you don’t have Popsicle mold you can use small paper cups and place cellophane wrap on top of the cup and freeze. Take it out with the help of ice cream stick.
  • You can also try different  variations by adding various types of fruit flavors, coconut powder or even chocolate to it.
  • If you are using sweetened condensed milk then adjust sugar accordingly.
  • To make homemade khoya/mawa you can go here

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