Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Malai Kulfi / Indian Creamy popsicle - Quick and Easy version

Kulfi is not ice cream. Kulfi is not even a sorbet. Kulfi is more like a popsicle but has milk in it. Lots of thickened milk and sugar frozen to take you to a comfort zone in hot weather. It is perfect for any day but is like heaven on a summer day. It is not summer here yet but feels like one though.
Can you believe when I tell you that first time I ate kulfi was when I was in my early twenties? It is so true. But the first time I ate, I fell in love with it. That too the one I ate was mutka kulfi or the kulfi frozen in the earthern ware. They were full of cream, sugar and cardamom. For some reason, I still remember that taste after more than a decade. This one comes pretty close to that, but is an easy fix. You need less than 10 minutes of active time in the kitchen to make this. You could add nuts if you like them. Make sure you chop them really fine.

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Ingredients:
Evaporated milk - 2 cans (use fat free or low fat or full fat -12 Oz can)
Sweetened condensed milk - 1 can (use fat free or low fat or full fat - 14 Oz can)
Heavy Cream - 1 cup (I have used regular milk also with good results)
Cardamom extract or cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp (optional - you could use vanilla or any other flavor)

Method:
In a microwave safe bowl, warm the evaporated milk. When it is warm, add the condensed milk and stir very well. Heat for couple more minutes. Stir and add the heavy cream or milk. Stir and let it come to room temperature. Add the cardamom extract or powder (or any other flavor of your choice) and stir very well. Pour into popsicle molds or individual cups (3 Oz plastic cups work very well). Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for an hour. When it is still not rock solid, insert the popsicle stick in the center and return to freezer to freeze solid.
I use these 1 Oz cups with lids for serving it in the parties. This proportion makes about 30 1 Oz serving cups. The cups are not filled all the way up though.

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26 comments:

  1. HI
    Yummmm..... perfect Kulfi
    :-)))

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  2. I want to relish that wonderful looking irresistible Kulfi,soooo tempting..

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  3. Delicious Kulfi! Its totally divine.

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  4. Deliciously yummy looking malai kulfi. Excellent preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. Can I use whole milk instead of heavy cream?
    Very nice presentation

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  6. Anonymous,
    Yes. Whole milk will work too.
    Thanks everyone for leaving a comment.

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  7. Love it, we used to wait for summer to get to eat it. I love your 1 oz cup idea for party serving :)

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  8. Hey Champa, this version sounds perfect! I have been looking at various versions of kulfi and I have promised my husband that I would make kulfi for his birthday :) So a timely post ;)

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  9. One of my favourite kulfi.Can i have one dear.

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  10. Very irresistible kulfi...I have all the ing in hand...goin to try it...very nice presentation.,,

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  11. Wowwww... sounds delicious and tempting.. thanks for the awesome recipe.. :)

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  12. Delicious :) Irresistible kulfi. Should be great for the hot climate here.

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  13. Very tempting and perfect for the summer

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  14. This sounds like a very do-able version of kulfi.

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  15. What a co-incidence.. I too posted a quick recipe for Malai Kulfi.. Do have a peek..;)
    http://jbabel.blogspot.com/2011/06/malai-kulfi-using-condensed-milk.html

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  16. Love cardamom, your pops sounds awesome!

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  17. Did u use 14oz condensed milk and 12oz evaporated milk cans?

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  18. Anonymous,
    Yes. Thanks for pointing it out that I had left out that detail. I will update the recipe.

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  19. Instead of using only milk or cream can I replace it with 1/2 milk and 1/2 cream?

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  20. 1/2 cream and half milk works well too.

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  21. I would love to try the recipe but can u mention how many minutes did u do instead couple of minutes.. thanks in advance.

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    1. Just 3 - 5 minutes until all the condensed milk is mixed properly with the rest of the milk, heavy cream. It doesn't take long.

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    2. Thank you. The kulfi turned out amazing.. I added kesar and abit of vanilla essence to it. I didn't have evaporated milk so I used some powdered milk. Delicious creamy texture.

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