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Monday, May 4, 2009

Almond Kulfi (Indian Ice cream ) - A short cut

Whenever I do grocery shopping with my list , Inspite of the weather my man will stand in the Ice cream aisle and will try to accommodate a bunch of packs in his hand. After seeing me he will tell 'Oh, no honey ....some Ice cream packs were falling from the aisle while I opened and so I am arranging them ...hi..hi'.
Ok, you can guess the next scene. Myself reminding him of his diet plans and stuffing them back leaving only one for the whole month.
Can you imagine , if such a man is allowed to see the famous Indian Kulfi Icecream in Indian grocery store? That happened last month and he bought me a lot of kulfi forgetting my grocery list.
They were very teeny tiny packs with just a scoop in it and he took just a day to finish all of them:(
Then considering his thirst on them and health benefits I decided to make a low fat version of kulfi that too without an icecream maker and less effort.
Hence I infused some short cuts to get that authentic kulfi and the taste was very very similar to the original one. Now a days I am also in  LOVE with ICE CREAMS :)
Here goes the Lazy chef's Kulfi.



Ingredients:
Low fat Icecream - 2 cups
Almond - 1/2 cup
Pistachio - 5 (garnish)
Cardamom (Elakkai) - 5
Condensed milk - 4 tbsp
Saffron - a pinch

Method:
Soak almond overnight or in hot water for 4 hours.
Peel the skin and chop it in a blender/ mixie for just two pulses to chop it into big pieces.
chop the pistachio into small pieces.
Powder the cardamom and discard the skin or add the skin in the tea.
In a mixing bowl put the condensed milk, ice cream , cardamom , chopped almond and mix well.
Mix saffron in a spoon of milk and add it to the ice cream. Mix well.
Put it in kulfi molds (get from Indian grocery stores) or simply keep in lidded container.
Keep frozen for an hour or more.
(I got mine ready in just an hour).
Garnish with pistachio while serving.
Kulfi Ice cream is ready.

Serving suggestions:

Makes nearly 500 ml of Kulfi Ice cream.
Serve as dessert.

Events:

Sending this Almond Kulfi recipe to FF: Summer Treat event happening in Indian Khana.

34 comments:

Happy cook said...

For me a pot please, love kulfi.

Pooja said...

Wow looks delicious! I love the cute pots..tempts me to grab one!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

potted kulfis mmm reminds me of calcutta... Simple and a quick do wow thats interesting... easy desser...

Ashwini said...

wow Love those pots. Very tempting to have kulfi in those. Yummm

Kalai said...

lovely and mouthwatering. Perfect pots for Kulfi.

Suparna said...

Hi Viki
LLLLLLLLLLLOL with ur hubby's love for ice-cream :) that was cute. Tha's a smart method u've come up with must say. Easy and ya when laziness is all pervading we look for the shortest cut ...lol loved ur short cut version and presentation.
TC

Ann said...

Lol! neither i'm a fan of ice creams .. but I LOVE KULFI and would say i wont count 'em in ice cream category!! heh! heh! thanks Viki, I sure want to try this SOON.

ARUNA said...

wow kulfi in pots, they look so cute together....lovely pic!

sriharivatsan said...

Oh my dear buddy, you are really a good wife..How much caring you have on ur hubby, this shows..BTW Kulfi sounds delicious, and i wanna to grab one pot deariee..

Vrinda said...

Kulfi looks delicious with those cute pots...

Priyameena said...

I am also not a big fan of ice cream..Whenever I go to movie theater in India..I will get egg bonda instead of cone ice cream...
But your idea of makingitin a low fat ice creamis a cool idea..I just love it..

Lavanya said...

delicious kulfi..cute pots:)

Superchef said...

LOL! loved reading that one..i loove icecream and can finish a whole tub in a day! :D n that is such an easy way to make kulfi, i bet it tasted awesome and the only way to make me eat low fat icecream!

Parita said...

hi vicki...first time here..nice blog..i too am a big fan of ice creams..kulfi looks yummy :)

Priya said...

Wow wat a dessert, lovely presentation...Send me some Viki!

Anu said...

Looks delicious:) Am like u Viki, not a gr8 fan of ice creams though i like sweets :) Spring weather is tempting us to prepare ice creams i believe ;-) I too tried at home... will post it soon :)

hey... loved the pots too :D

Cham said...

I am not huge fan but my son and husb can live with ice-cream! Haha they don't even bother winter :) Like the pot and kulfi!

sowmya said...

looks yumm..will try this one when our sore throats are better..

Yasmeen said...

Like the earthen pots.I love kulfi more than other kind of ice creams available,will try making as soon as its get hot here,still breezy and cool spring weather :)

Gita's Kitchen said...

My hubby is also so crazy about icecreams :( I have a hard time with his diet plan...this one is a good idea dear. Easy method of preparing kulfi, love your recipe Viki :)

Ammu said...

I like that pots. Feel like having it now.... nice shortcut. Sure I will try soon.

Smitha said...

Those pots look so cute. LOve kulfi

Malar Gandhi said...

Love that cute pots, matka kulfi is famous in north!!

Nice to fix a healthy choice at home!:)

Simple and yet tasty version.

Madhumathi said...

Wow..the kulfis in the cute pots looks very tempting!

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

I love kulfi!! looks yummy and tempting!

Prathibha said...

Lovely kulfi in those cute lil pots...loved ur version also lol...

Premyscakes said...

mouth watering kulfi, where did u get those pots??

Akal's Saappadu said...

I love ice creams too, and kulfis are unique and one of my favorite desserts! interesting version :)

lissie said...

wow, you are so creative dear! making kulfi with ice cream.. i have posted an ice cream recipe, hope you will like it :)

Jaya said...

Lovely kulfi there ..i like that in earthen pot even more :))..
hugs and smiles

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Wow kulfi looks delicious. Good for this hot weather.

Priti said...

LOL, liked your story dear :)....now tht u hav said YES to ice cream..you hubby can be happy ..hehe..inbtw kulfi looks gud and that's a wonderful short cut.thanks for the entry :)

duodishes.com said...

This looks beautiful! Cardamom is one of our favorite flavors, so we love that.

hema said...

yummy chicken 65.. my husbands love's chicken 65 then me..