Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pistachio Kulfi ice cream

Kulfi can be called the king of 'Indian ice creams'. There are many variations like mango kulfi, pista kulfi, almond kulfi, semiya kulfi etc. In India , Kulfi ice creams are mostly made in molds resembling Popsicle and sold in a hand pulled truck. The kulfi makers use special equipments to make it from scratch (whole milk). But it is very difficult to try that procedure at home (for my skill level...hi..hi). So I made a kulfi using my simple recipe and still I got the perfect pista kulfi taste:)
I made this for '2011 Thanks giving day' and I was excited to see my friends loving it:)

Serve a cup of Pistachio kulfi ice cream after that special weekend lunch for your loved ones:)
Ice cream before freezing.

 Pistachio kulfi ice cream studded with a cherry .

To soak and grind:
Cashew nut - 10
pista (pistachio) - 10
cardamom seeds - 1.5 tsp
saffron - 3 strands

Other ingredients:
Pistachio nuts - 1 cup
Sweetened Condensed Milk - 14 oz can (400 gm)
fat free Whipped Topping 8 oz (225 gm) - 2 packs
green food color - 1 drop (optional)

Method:
Soak the above mentioned nuts overnight or for 8 hours and grind to a fine paste.
In a wok dry roast the pistachio nuts and chop it to small pieces. (Using a chopper for 1 pulse or very coarsely). Let it cool completely.
The whipped topping should be kept in refrigerator till we start using.
In a mixing bowl add the nuts paste, food color and Condensed milk . Mix well.
(Though the food color is optional, I got this color after adding a drop of green food color only. Till then it was pale beige in color).
Then blend in the coarsely chopped pista.
Now add the whipped topping and mix gently (too much mixing will make the ice cream hard).
Immediately transfer them to a freezer-safe lidded container.
Cover and freeze for 3-4 hours.

Creamy rich pista kulfi ice cream is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve as dessert.
Makes nearly 15 - 20 generous servings.
Before scooping, keep the ice cream in room temperature for 2 minutes to facilitate smooth handling.

Very simple version:
Also check out my short cut for kulfi flavored ice cream.

Alternate method:
(without whipped cream and condensed milk):
We can make this kulfi by altering my vanilla ice cream recipe too.

19 comments:

Jaleela Kamal said...

wow viki enakku rompa pidissathu

Anu said...

WOW!!! mouth watering kulfi

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Kulfi looks yumm...Love them...

Aarthi said...

This looks awesome..Yummy Recipe

Aarthi
http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

Sobha Shyam said...

yum yum icecream..nice one..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

i love kulfi... this looks great!

Sravs said...

pistachio kulfi is my fav !! very yummy !!

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Chitra said...

wow, it looks delicious dear. Another recipe bookmarked from ur blog.will try in this summer :)

Niloufer Riyaz said...

yummilicious ice cream!!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww... i was in a kulfi recipe huntind as i baught kulfi moulds last week.. looks delicious dear :0

Priya said...

Feel like having some scoops rite now,delicious and super tempting icecream..

Suja Manoj said...

Lovely and perfect Kulfi...mouthwatering

maha said...

lovely one dear...looks yumm

Lizy said...

very easy recipe..lovely and creamy result..

lazzykitchen said...

mouth watering kulfi....!!!

will try it out..

Ramya said...

Homemade kulfi looks Delish!lovely color!

Cham said...

We should wait summer, very tempting pistachios kulfi!

Alaguchitra Ganesh said...

Wow!!! I love pista ice creams :)

Teena Mary said...

Looks so tempting! Thanks for sharing with my event :)