Kulfi is a celebrated dessert from India, dating back to the 16th century. Renowned as one of the world’s richest frozen desserts, it’s characterized by its creamy and dense texture, made from caramelized milk. The dessert is adorned with saffron, pistachios, and almonds. It’s a must-try for those keen on tasting the unique flavors of Indian sweets.
- 2 glasses of whole milk
- 1/2 glass of cream or condensed milk
- 1/4 cup powdered milk
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- A pinch of saffron
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 12-15 almonds, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons pistachios, finely chopped
- Pour milk into a large saucepan, then add condensed milk, powdered milk, or cream.
- Continuously stir the milk and bring it to a boil.
- Once boiling, mix in saffron, granulated sugar, and cardamom. Continue stirring and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
- Stir in the chopped almonds and pistachios.
- Pour the mixture into the ice cream mold and place in the freezer until it sets.
- To serve, remove the kulfi from its mold and garnish with additional almonds and pistachios.
- Use an ice cream mold for kulfi.
- Employ a thick-bottomed pan since the milk will be cooked for an extended period.
- Alternatively, instead of adding condensed milk, milk powder, or cream, one can reduce the milk by boiling it until it’s halved in quantity.
- Kulfi’s texture is creamier and denser compared to regular ice cream as it’s not whipped prior to freezing.
- Enhance the flavor with optional additions like rose water, vanilla extract, mango, dry fruits, or thin noodles (known as ‘noddles’ in some parts of India).
Enjoy the rich and decadent taste of Kulfi, a gem from Indian cuisine.