Easy Homemade Kulfi Recipe

2013 Nov 22 - by dulhan
Summer may be over, but South Asian folk love kulfi all year round! Kulfi is a creamy, dairy-based dessert featured all over India, Pakistan, and parts of the Middle East. While it is similar to ice cream, kulfi is uniquely denser and melts slower too - making it a popular addition to yummy desserts like falooda.

Whether you're craving your favorite malai, rose, cardamom, or mango kulfi - you're in luck! This delectable dessert can be made simply right at home!

You can adapt this recipe with flavors to your liking - such as with cardamom powder - but as a fan of all things pink, I decided to make mine with rose syrup!


(Recipe makes about 15 individual pieces)

2/3 cup of sweetened condensed milk

2/3 cup of evaporated milk (NOT milk powder)

8 oz. of whipped topping

2 slices of white or wheat bread (I used multigrain wheat for a grainy texture)

2 tbsp. rose syrup (not pictured)

1 tbsp. chopped pistachios (not pictured)


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

How To:

1. Tear the slices of bread into small pieces.

2. Add the condensed milk, evaporated milk, whipped topping, bread, and rose syrup into a blender.

3. Puree the ingredients until they are a smooth consistency. There should be no chunks of whipped topping or bread.

4. Pour the mixture into a 5 x 5 container, or a thinner cake pan if you want kulfi that is smaller in size.

5. Cover the mixture tightly and freeze it for at least 8 hours.

6. Remove the mixture from the freezer when it has been given enough time to freeze into kulfi.

7. Top the kulfi with any topping of your choice - tutti frutti, chopped pistachios, and chopped peanuts are all great choices!

8. Cut the kulfi into 2 inch squares.

9. Carefully remove the squares from the container and place them onto a plate or glass for serving.

10. Enjoy that creamy, delicious goodness!


What are your favorite kulfi flavors?