By Food E Fare

Kulfi is a popular Indian frozen dessert that is often described as Indian ice cream. It is traditionally made by reducing sweetened and flavored milk to a thick consistency before freezing. Here's a basic recipe for making Kulfi:


  • 1 liter full-fat milk
  • 1 cup sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 cup khoya (reduced milk solids) or condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts (almonds, pistachios, cashews), finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • A pinch of saffron strands (optional)
  • Kulfi molds or small cups for freezing
  • Ice cream sticks or wooden skewers


Preparing the Milk Mixture:

  • In a heavy-bottomed pan, bring the milk to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer the milk, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, until it reduces to half its volume. This can take 30-45 minutes.

Adding Sweeteners and Flavor:

  • Add sugar to the reduced milk and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add khoya or condensed milk to the mixture. Continue to simmer and stir until the mixture thickens further.

Adding Nuts and Flavorings:

  • Add finely chopped nuts, cardamom powder, and saffron strands (if using). Mix well.

Cool the Mixture:

  • Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Stir occasionally to prevent a skin from forming.

Filling Kulfi Molds:

  • Pour the cooled mixture into kulfi molds or small cups. If using cups, cover them with aluminum foil.


  • Insert ice cream sticks or wooden skewers into the center of each kulfi mold or cup.

Freeze Until Solid:

  • Place the kulfi molds or cups in the freezer and freeze until the kulfi is completely set and solid. This usually takes at least 6-8 hours or overnight.


  • To serve, dip the kulfi molds briefly in warm water to loosen the kulfi. Gently pull the stick to remove the kulfi from the mold.

Garnish (Optional):

  • Optionally, garnish with additional chopped nuts before serving.


Enjoy the creamy and rich flavor of homemade kulfi. Kulfi comes in various flavors, so feel free to experiment with different additions like fruit purees, saffron, or rose water for a unique twist.

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