kulfi recipe
single-serve delight

8 cups whole milk
12 green cardamoms (3-4 pods, split)
¾ cup caster sugar
¼ cup blanched, chopped almonds

This is homemade ice cream Indian style and is traditionally made in individual yogurt pots or similar containers to make single-sized servings. However, you can also make this recipe in a large freezer-safe container.

Combine milk and cardamoms in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until reduced by one-third. Strain and discard cardamoms. Stir in sugar and let cool.

Transfer mixture into a freezer-safe container and place in the freezer until nearly solid, stirring every 30 minutes. (If using individual yogurt pots, pack them when ice cream is almost solid, but still soft enough to scoop easily.) Remove from freezer about 10 minutes before serving. Scoop into serving dishes (or turn out individual containers onto plates) and garnish with additional chopped almonds, if you wish.

kulfi recipe with saffron (kesar)
simple recipe for this all-time favorite Indian desert ~ from ShowMeTheCurry.com

14oz sweetened condensed milk
12oz evaporated milk
16oz heavy whipping cream
16oz cool whip whipped topping
1 big pinch saffron (kesar)
1 tsp sugar
½ cup coarsely ground cashews, pistachios, almonds

  1. With a mortar and pestal, grind together sugar and saffron.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, heavy whipping cream and cool whip.
  3. Using an electric hand blender (or by hand), gently mix all ingredients together.
  4. Add in saffron and sugar mixture and nuts. Mix well.
  5. Pour mixture into small dixie style plastic cups. Cover cups with foil and insert a wooden popsicle stick into the center.
  6. Freeze kulfi for at least 4-6 hours, preferably overnight.
  7. Serves 20-25

Kulfi can also be poured into a popsicle maker mold or other fancy-shaped ice cube trays. Kulfi will keep for long periods so it is a great dish to have on hand for pop-in guests. Try other recipes from our friends at ShowMeTheCurry.com, or watch some how-to videos from Hetal & Anuja on our own
Monterey Bay Herb Company youtube channel.

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