Kesar Pista Kulfi —- Indian Ice-cream

This is a typical  summer dessert, which you can also call by the name  Indian Ice-cream because of its similarities to ice cream in appearance and taste however it is creamier.

There are many varieties of Kulfi one can make —  like — elaichi (cardamon), mango, malai (cream), kesar , pista — here I have chosen to make today —  Kesar-Pista Kulfi —

Star Ingredient:


Main Ingredients:

  • 1/2 litre of full fat milk
  • 1/2 cup of condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • Few strands of saffron
  • Some chopped Pistachios

Note : You will need a kulfi mould .


Bring the milk to a boil and keep on stirring until it is reduced to half of its original quantity.

Dissolve some saffron strands in warm milk.

Add the condensed milk and sugar to the reduced milk, stir continuously so that the thick milk does not stick to the bottom. After   10 minutes add in the saffron milk and the chopped pistachios.  It should be of pouring consistency.

Turn off the flame and let it cool down completely.  The mixture thickens further on cooling.

Pour this mixture into kulfi moulds and the refrigerate them for 8 to 10 hours or so.

When you want to have it just rub on the moulds for 30 seconds with the palm of your hands.

Gently hold the stick and demould it .

Sprinkle chopped pistas and serve it immediately 


15 Comments Add yours

  1. foodzesty says:

    Another delicious recipe 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. The pistachios and saffron totally intrigue. I’ve never thought of using them in a frozen treat. Nor have I heard of kulfi. I thank you for following me, else I might never have discovered you, your delightful blog and this recipe.

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  3. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks a lot 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  4. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks Kathryn for your lovely comment and in India this is a very common dessert , hope you will try it someday and let me know how you liked it and last of all thanks for following my blog 😊


  5. InspiresN says:

    looks delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks a lot Nisha❤

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Yum! Sounds divine


  8. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks Anshu —

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sumith says:

    Delicious and a beautiful piece of art!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks a lot Sumith — and a compliment from coming from you — a masterchef — much appreciated —

    Liked by 1 person

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