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Category Indian recipes
Servings 4-6
Time 1 hour

Kulfi or Qulfi is a popular Indian dairy dessert which is similar to ice cream but is much denser and creamier.


  • Milk - 4 cups
  • Sugar - 8 tsp.
  • Green cardomom seeds (grounded) - 1/2 tsp.
  • Pistachios, thinly sliced - 1 tbsp.
  • Almonds, thinly sliced - 1 tbsp (optional)


  1. Put the milk into a wide, heavy pan and bring to boil over high heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Now lower the heat and cook the milk, stirring constantly until it has thickened and reduced to 3/4 cup (this will take about 40-45 minutes). Stir the sides of the pan constantly to avoid scalding.
  3. Now add the sugar, nuts, and cardomom powder and stir well. Set it aside to cool.
  4. Pour the mixture evenly into kulfi moulds or small ramekins.Cover with plastic wrap or foil and freeze until set (about 6 hours).
  5. To serve, run a sharp knife dipped in hot water along the sides of the moulds or ramekins and slip them onto a serving plate.


Kulfi can be prepared in many different flavours. This can be done by substituting the ingredients(with the exception of milk and sugar)with rose flavoring or fruits (mango, strawberry, banana, or other tropical fruits). The amount of sugar can also be altered to suit your taste.