Kulfi is a Frozen dessert from North India made mainly from full fat milk and sugar. It is delicately flavoured if desired. There are many variations to this recipe like milk kulfi, malai kulfi, kesar pista kulfi, badam kulfi , or fruit kulfi like mango kulfi. Kulfi is loved by people of all age groups. It is often confused with ice cream because it is served cold. Traditionally it was set in matki or earthen pots when there was no refrigerator. Even today it is set in earthen vessels for the lovely aroma and flavour that the mud lends.
Heat milk on high flame until ine boil
Add 1/4 cup water do that milk does not burn
After 1 boil lower the flame
After 1 more boil add sugar saffron and cardamom powder
When milk reduces to 1/3 rd of its quantity add chopped nuts
Switch off flame after 5 minutes
Note that the milk should not be very thick. Otherwise the kulfi will crystallize
Let the milk cool.
After it cools down completely pour into kulfi mould or any glass at home. We poured the milk into steel glasses available at home.
Then cover the glass with an aluminium foil. Make a small slit gently with a knife on the centre of the foil and insert an icecream stick into the slit. Now deep freeze for at least ten hours in very cold settings in deep freezer.
After ten hours remove the glasses/ kulfi mould from the deep freezer
Remove the aluminium foil and gently pull out the kulfi from the glass
If it does not come off easily place the glass in lukewarm or room temperature water for just a minute . Then gently pull out the ice cream stick and serve this yummy kulfi.
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Full fat milk 1/2 litre
1/2 cup / 125 ml sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
Few strands saffron