Kulfi is a dense frozen dessert made with milk. It can be flavored in numerous ways most popular being the kesar, pista, badam and mango. Unlike ice cream this is not whipped so its melting point is very high and also texture looks similar to thick dense custard. Making kulfi at home is very easy and needs few basic ingredients and with summer at its peak, i think this will be welcomed by anyone at home, especially kids will enjoy them to the fullest. Try this simple recipe and post in your feedback.
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|1 quart or 4 cups||Whole milk / Full Fat Milk|
|½ teaspoon||Corn starch|
|½ slice||White bread|
|1 drop||Rose water|
Remove crust from the bread and keep aside. Crush the cardamon (I used only 3 seeds from inside) and discarded the skin. If you love the smell then you can add in more. Now in a food processor or mixie, combine bread, corn starch(white corn flour) and cardamon seeds, 5 pistachios and run to powder well. Keep this aside.
One quart of milk makes roughly about 4 to 4 and 1/2 cups, using a heavy bottomed pan bring this whole milk to a complete boil and reduce to simmer. Let it boil over medium flame for next 30 minutes, stirring every few minutes to avoid burning. It has to become thick or condensed like a custard, almost reducing to half the quantity. Add sugar and let it melt completely, followed by the powdered (bread, cardamom, corn starch and pistachio mix) to this milk along with drop of rose water and stir. Let it simmer further for 5 minutes. Switch off and let cool this completely.
You can freeze this using traditional aluminum kulfi moulds or simply transfer the content to a stainless steel box(as shown) and cover with plastic wrap touching the milk and sealed. A simple plastic Popsicle moulds, paper cups or even non stick muffin pans will work. Pour in the prepared custard milk in moulds and freeze for about 10 hours. When ready, slightly put the moulds under running warm water to loosen up and then slide out the kulfi. If using aluminum moulds, gently slide in a knife around and scoop out.
Add in your special touch with fancy garnishes like chopped nuts, rose syrup or mango slices. Cut them into desired shapes and stick in a tooth pick and enjoy.