Thursday, September 4, 2014

Kulfi–Indian ice cream


This summer was as warm a summer as I’ve seen here! So it was the perfect time of the year to make some cold treats. Kulfi had been on my list of things to cook for years and since summer here was never too hot I never got around to making it. Basically I would start thinking about making it at the start of the summer and by the time I got to it the summer would be over. Not this time! We’d our fill of summer!


Doesn’t it look yummy? DH loved it – testament to the fact that I’m not tooting my own horn!

I got the recipe from a teeny weeny booklet that came with some brand of spices. I believe my mom got it and she kept it for me because she knew I was fond of keeping such things (isn’t she the sweetest?!?!). So here’s what you need:

  • Milk – 1 liter
  • Wheat flour – 1 tbsp
  • Cornflour (or corn starch) – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar – 160 gms
  • Khoya/Mawa – 50 gms
  • Chopped nuts (I used almonds, you can also use pistachios)


  1. Mix wheat flour and corn starch in 100 ml of milk.
  2. Boil remaining milk till it reduces to 3/4 of it’s original volume.
  3. Add sugar.
  4. Mix in wheat flour/corn starch paste and stir for 5 minutes
  5. Cool milk and then blend in mawa.
  6. Mix in nuts and freeze.

Note: If you have saffron you can add that too. It will add a nice flavor as well as color to the kulfi.