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Kulfi – Indian Ice Cream

Kulfi_Indian_Ice_Cream_1 Kulfi (Qulfi) is a popular Indian milk dessert, served frozen like ice cream. It is easy to prepare at home. Full milk is boiled and evaporated to half in volume. Then some nuts, sugar, some flavoring agents are added. Then it is frozen and served.

Here I have prepared saffron-cardamom flavored kulfi and rose flavored kulfi. As I used condensed milk, I did not add sugar.


  • Full milk – 1 litre
  • Condensed milk – 400 gram
  • Cashew nut – 15 to 20 no
  • Pistachio – ½ cup
  • Unsalted butter – 2 table spoon
  • Corn flour – 2 table spoon
  • Saffron strands – few
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tea spoon
  • Rose syrup – 1 table spoon



  • Chop nuts into small pieces and keep; boil milk till it reduces to half in volume.

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  • Dissolve corn flour in little milk and add in boiling milk; add condensed milk in the boiling milk; keep stirring for few minutes; add butter and mix; let this become little more thick and switch off gas.

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  • Add chopped nuts, mix well and allow it to cool.

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  • I divided the kulfi mix into two parts; in one I added saffron and cardamom powder.

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  • In the other I added rose syrup.

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  • Now kulfi mix is ready for freezing; fill this in kulfi moulds; here are saffron-cardamom flavored kulfi moulds.

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  • Here are rose flavored kulfi moulds.

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  • Freeze for 10 to 12 hours; now tasty creamy Kulfi – Indian Ice Cream is ready.

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  • To remove kulfi from mould, just hold below running water of the tap for few seconds. Now you can remove easily from the mould.
  • During summer, kulfi starts melting faster due to high room temperature.
  • Use wide, flat bottom, non stick pan to boil milk easily.

{ 13 comments… add one }

  • Sum May 4, 2010, 11:53 am

    Looks so yum! Adding butter is new to me…. will try it out…..

  • Priya May 4, 2010, 12:00 pm

    Slurppppp!!wat a tempting kulfis, am inviting myself to ur place….makes me drool..

  • niloufer riyaz May 4, 2010, 12:06 pm

    wow! just seeing the kulfi makes me drool. Fantastic

  • Manju Rajender May 4, 2010, 1:10 pm

    A wonderful desert…we used to get gulfis only at night time. When I hear the sound of the person selling gulfi I would just spring up from my bed. I have never got the same taste anywhere…even in big hotels….Hope ur preparation will bring back the taste in my mind and tongue :)

  • Sushma Mallya May 4, 2010, 1:36 pm

    wow mouthwatering kulfi…home made ones are the best…must try this one

  • shama May 4, 2010, 3:54 pm

    wow..am drooling over it ………delicious kulfi

  • Vinolia May 4, 2010, 4:21 pm

    that’s simply lip-smacking !!! the method in which you’ve done sounds original and the kulfis look fantastic !!!

  • Valarmathi May 4, 2010, 9:34 pm

    Awesome!……looks perfect and yummy. Drooling!…..

  • vineelasiva May 4, 2010, 10:21 pm

    Wow awesome makes me tempting.Its very droolingggggggggggggggggggg.

  • suman May 5, 2010, 12:50 am

    kulfi looks so delicious…never tried making it at home…interesting…

  • swathi May 5, 2010, 10:31 am


    Kulfi looks really yummy.

  • Jagruti May 5, 2010, 4:29 pm

    Can we be neighbours? so I can come to your house evryday for these delightful dishes!!!!!!!!!..;-))awesome

  • krithiga May 10, 2010, 9:39 am

    hi, it looks great..where can we find kulfi mold? i searched in Tnagar..i could not find?

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