DESSERTS | March 15, 2016 | By

I don’t have a sweet tooth, but I often make sweet desserts for my family and close friends. Kulfi is a popular Indian dessert made from dairy products and dry fruits. In India, everybody loves kulfi in summer. When my son comes back from school during mid summer in India, this is the best cold dessert I can offer him. It always brings a smile to his face.


It’s easy and simple to prepare.  When preparing this dessert, you need to be near the stove the whole time and stir the mixture regularly. This is because the milk has the tendency to spill or burn at the bottom if not stirred. You can also add any dry fruit you like to this dessert during or after preparation. I only use saffron occasionally with this dish, because saffron is very expensive.


Almond Pistachio Saffron Kulfi
Serves 6
An Indian traditional ice cream
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
  1. 1 ½ litres full cream milk (1500ml)
  2. ½ cup condensed milk (almost 150ml)
  3. 10 - 12 pistachios, roughly crushed
  4. 10 - 12 almonds, roughly crushed
  5. 2 to 3 pinches of saffron strands
  6. 1 serving spoon of khoya (khoya is a thickened milk which is widely used in India)
  1. Boil the milk in a heavy deep pot on a medium flame. Reduce the heat as soon as the milk starts boiling. Continue boiling until the amount of milk is reduced almost by half. This is done to make the milk thick. Don’t forget to keep stirring the milk often during the whole time. Make sure you keep scraping the bottom and sides of the pot to prevent residue milk from building up. If residue milk builds up, it has a tendency to burn.
  2. Add condensed milk, saffron and dry fruits. Mix well and boil for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Turn of the flame and let the mixture cool down to room temperature. Add khoya and mix well.
  4. Pour the mixture in a popsicle mould or a kulfi mould of your choice. Place it in the freezer for at least 5 - 6hrs. Serve in frozen form.
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  1. Leave a Reply

    April 6, 2016

    Thank you for your recipe. :), it looks yummmmmm

    I have never prepared ice creams/kulfi and this will be my first time. Can you tell me how did you get the sweetness then? Also, can I use other ingredients here? I have lot of dates stored up since all the other dry fruits are consumed and this is not. So is there a way I can make ice creams with that?

    I appreciate your response. and thanks again :) :).

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      Brinda Mojgani
      April 8, 2016

      Hi Shruthi. The sweetness comes from the condensed milk I use for this recipe. The brand I use is Nestle. Yes you can use chopped dates in this recipe. You can also add honey, because honey and dates are a very good combination. Thanks for visiting my blog!!!

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