Introduction: When it comes to beating the heat in India, nothing quite compares to the luscious and creamy indulgence of Kulfi Ice Cream. This popular frozen dairy dessert is a staple in Indian households, and for good reason! Made with a blend of milk, milk powder, sweetened condensed milk, nuts, cardamom, and saffron, Kulfi Ice Cream offers a refreshing respite during scorching summer days. Join me as I reminisce about my childhood memories of chasing the Kulfi wallah's cart and discover how you can recreate this delightful treat for your loved ones.
A Journey Down Memory Lane: Picture this: warm summer nights in India, the air filled with laughter and the tinkling sound of a bell. As soon as that sound reached our eager ears, a group of children, including myself, would rush towards the Kulfi wallah's cart. With anticipation in our hearts, we would savor the creamy goodness of Kulfi Ice Cream, relishing every blissful bite. Inspired by these cherished memories, I set out on a mission to recreate the same experience for my kids and share it with all of you.
The Recipe for Bliss: Creating homemade Kulfi Ice Cream is simpler than you might think. Below, you'll find a tried and tested recipe that will guide you through the process, ensuring a delectable outcome. Get ready to embark on a flavorful journey and indulge in this traditional Indian dessert.
Tips for Kulfi Ice Cream Perfection: To enhance your Kulfi Ice Cream experience, here are some valuable tips to consider:
- Arrowroot Powder: For a unique twist, you can substitute cornflour with arrowroot powder. Both options work well, but arrowroot powder adds a cooling effect to your body, making it an ideal choice for the summer season.
- Gas Stove Method: If you prefer not to use a microwave oven, fear not! Kulfi Ice Cream can also be prepared using a gas stove. Feel free to adapt the recipe to your preferred cooking method.
- Creamy Richness: If you desire an extra touch of decadence, incorporate 1/4 cup of fresh cream along with the milk. This addition will contribute to a wonderfully rich and velvety texture.
Share Your Kulfi Journey: Now it's your turn to embark on the Kulfi Ice Cream adventure! Give the recipe a try and witness the joy on your loved ones' faces as they savor each spoonful of this creamy delight. Don't forget to share your thoughts and comments, as we'd love to hear about your experiences and variations.
Conclusion: Kulfi Ice Cream stands as a timeless symbol of summer joy in India. Its creamy texture, infused with the flavors of cardamom, saffron, and crunchy nuts, offers an unparalleled taste experience. As I share my childhood memories and pass on this beloved tradition to my children, I invite you to join in the delight. With a few simple ingredients and a dash of love, you can recreate the magic of Kulfi Ice Cream in your own kitchen. Embrace the nostalgia, savor the flavors, and create new memories with this quintessential Indian summer dessert.
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Kulfi /Milk Ice cream with nuts and saffron 2017-05-29 05:13:32
Kulfi Ice cream
Prep Time: 06:00
Cook Time: 00:15
Total Time: 06:15
- 1&1/2 cup low fat milk
- 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup milk powder
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup mixed nuts (pistachios, cashews and almonds)
- 2 cardamom pods
- pinch of saffron
- 1 tsp cornflour
- 2 tbsp water
- In a small bowl, mix cornflour and water together until dissolved and keep it aside for further use.
- Then combine milk, condensed milk, sugar and milk powder in a wide microwave-safe bowl, mix well, microwave it on high for 5 mins or until it boils.
- Remove it from the oven and stir well.
- Again microwave it on 300 for about another 5 mins. Now it becomes slightly thick.
- Meanwhile, place the nuts and cardamom seeds (without skin) in a blender and blend until a coarse powder.
- Then add this powder and saffron to the milk mixture and microwave it on high for another 1 minute.
- Remove from the oven and mix it well.
- Now add the cornflour mixture, mix well and again microwave it on high for 1 more minute or until it starts to boil.
- Then remove from the oven and mix it well, cool it down to room temperature.
- Fill the ice pop molds or kulfi molds with the milk mixture and freeze it for 6 hours or overnight or until set.
By Santhi Therese
The Indian Claypot