First of all I have to make a confession on one thing that may sound crazy. Ok pals, don't give me a punch if I say this.... The thing is I am not a fan of Ice creams . On contrary hubby loves it like anything in any form:)
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 tiny tiny pack 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 screaming without any shame ...... I TOO LOVE ICE CREAMS :)
Here goes the Lazy chef's Kulfi.
Low fat Icecream - 2 cups
Almond - 1/2 cup
Pistachio - 5 (garnish)
Cardamom (Elakkai) - 5
Condensed milk - 4 tbsp
Saffron - a pinch
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.
Makes nearly 500 ml of Kulfi Ice cream.
Serve as dessert.
Sending this Almond Kulfi recipe to FF: Summer Treat event happening in Indian Khana.