Kulfi Recipes



Malai kulfi is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare malai kulfi by following this easy recipe

• 2-1/2 cups Full Cream Milk
• 1/2 cup Condensed Milk
• 1/4 cup Milk Powder
• 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder

How to make Malai Kulfi:

• Combine all the ingredients together in a pan and bring to a boil.
• Now add the cardamom powder and lower the flame..
• Cook for 10 minutes till the mixture thickens. Allow to cool completely.
• Pour into kulfi moulds and freeze overnight till firm.
• Cream Kulfi is ready to serve.


Pista Kulfi is a wonderful dessert for summers . Learn how to make/prepare Pista Kulfi by following this easy recipe.


• 2 Cups of evaporated milk
• 1 Cup condensed milk
• 16 oz Whipped cream
• 1/2 tsp Ground green cardamom powder
• 1/4 Cup of green sliced pista
• Sugar to taste

How to make Pista Kulfi:

• Pour evaporated milk, condensed milk and whipped cream in a mixer.
• Add ground green cardamom powder & sugar.
• Blend well the mixture.
• Then add sliced green pista and stir slightly.
• Now fill the mixture in Kulfi cones or ice cream tray.
• Place it in the freezer for a whole night (minimum 6 hours).
• At the time of serving, keep the outer surface of the ice cream tray or cones in contact with hot water for just 1-3 seconds and remove it in a plate.
• Pista Kulfi is ready to serve.

Preparation of Kulfi

Kulfi was traditionally prepared by evaporating sweetened and flavored milk by slow cooking, with almost continuous stirring to keep milk from sticking to the bottom of the vessel where it might burn, till its volume was reduced by a half, thus thickening it, increasing its fat, protein and lactose density. It has a distinctive taste due to caramelization of lactose and sugar during the lengthy cooking process.

The semi-condensed mix is then frozen in tight sealed molds that are then submerged in ice mixed with salt to speed up the freezing process. The ice/salt mix, along with its submerged kulfi molds, is placed in earthen pots or matkas that provide insulation from the external heat and slow down the melting of ice. Salt also helps in slower melting down of kulfi. Kulfi prepared in this manner is hence called ‘Matka Kulfi’. Kulfi, thus prepared by slow freezing, also renders a unique smooth mouth feel and tasteful that is devoid of water crystallization.

More recently Kulfi is also prepared from evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and heavy (double) cream. Then sugar is added and the mixture is further boiled and corn flour-water paste is added. This paste thickens the mixture, although it is boiled for an additional few minutes.

Then the flavoring products like, dried fruits, cardamom, etc. are added. The mixture is then cooled, put in moulds and frozen. It is also garnished with ground cardamom, saffron, or pistachio nuts. Kulfi is also served with faloodeh (vermicelli noodles made from starch) which provides an extra taste to it. In some places, people make it at home and make their own flavors.

Popularity of Kulfi- Kulfi by Noorjahan

Kulfi or Qulfi is a popular flavored frozen dessert made from milk which originated in South Asia and is popular throughout neighboring countries in the Middle East. It has similarities to ice cream in taste, texture and preparation. Unlike other ice cream, kulfi takes a very long time to melt because it is mainly prepared from milk and not from water. It comes in various flavors, including pistachio, malai, mango, cardamom (elaichi), saffron (kesar), the more traditional flavors, as well as newer variations like apple, orange, peanut, and avocado.

Unlike Western ice creams, kulfi is not whipped, resulting in a solid, dense frozen dessert similar to traditional custard based ice-cream. Thus, it is usually considered a distinct category of frozen dairy-based dessert.

The kulfi is all-way popular in Asian countries and also can be seen available in some western countries in their general stores.Traditionally in India and Pakistan, kulfi is sold by street vendors called kulfiwallahs who keep the kulfi frozen by placing the moulds inside a large earthenware pot called a “matka”, filled with ice and salt. Children of these streets can be seen coming out and placing their orders as they hear the voice of these MATKA KULFI WALAS.

These kulfi walas put these kulfi on some leaves or frozen onto a stick and then give away to their customers. These kulfi will water the mouth when it is seen and the kulfi garnished with pistachios, cardamom and similar flavoring products is a favorite to all Indian families. Often it is served as Falooda Kulfi which is kulfi with rice noodles, rose syrup and other ingredients. Popular flavors include pistachio, mango, vanilla, and rose.


You also like kulfi as well but it is popular mostly in India.
This is called Indian ice cream or in Indian language Desi ice cream. Kulfi is made by milk added with flavors like cardamom, kesar, etc. today kulfi is also available in mango, apple, orange, etc flavors also. It is believed that kulfi was first made by the wife of Jahangir, Noorjahan made it by flavored thick milk and the ice (came from iced lakes of Himalyas.