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Pistachio Kulfi

croolk's picture
The town of Lucknow in northern India is know for the sophistication of its cuisine. Kulfi, which originates from Lucknow, is a delicious creamy iced dessert which was served at the court of the nabobs in dishes carved out of ice. Try preparing this delicious recipe, which can be made without the use of an ice-cream machine. Traditionally, it was made in metal cones.
Ingredients
  Whole milk 1 Liter
  Creme fraiche 2 Tablespoon (30 % fat)
  Unsweetened condensed milk 500 Milliliter
  Caster sugar 150 Gram (5 1/2 oz)
  Shelled almonds 40 Gram (1 1/2 oz)
  Unsalted pistachios 30 Gram (1 1/4 oz)
  Green cardamom 20
Directions

Crush the cardamom pods and extract the seeds. Choose a deep non-stick frying pan, so that the milk can evaporate quickly. Pour the milk into the pan and boil it with the cardamom seeds. Turn down the heat and cook for 1 hour, stiring frequently so that the milk does not catch on the bottom of the pan.

After an hour, the milk should have reduced by about half. Strain the milk through a sieve into a mixing bowl and wash the pan.

Grind the almonds and the pistachios, making sure that the powder is not too fine.

Pour the milk back into the pan, then add the condensed milk, the almonds and the pistachios. Stir well. Cook over a low heat for 15 minutes, stirring constantly so that a skin cannot form on the top.

Allow the mixture to cool at room temperature, stirring it occasionally. If a skin should form, mix it in. Then add the creme fraiche and stir it in carefully.

Pour the mixture into a large mould, preferably a metal one, and cover with clingfilm. Put it into the freezer. Stir it once or twice while the ice is forming, in order to mix in the pistachios and almonds properly. The ice cream will be ready after 6 to 8 hours. Leave it to soften slightly in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before serving.

You could use the same process to make a mango or peach ice cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Dessert
Ingredient: 
Milk Product
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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5 Comments

srividya76's picture
Hello Miroslav Yummy Kulfi and delicious. Wish I could taste it.
croolk's picture
Hi Sviridya, Thank for your message. If you wish could taste it, you must make it. It will easy for you :)
srividya76's picture
Thank you :) I will try your recipe soon.
vikas.kumar's picture
I looooove the pic...though i mostly rely on outlets for my icecreams n kulfis, may be i'll try this at home. thanks for the recipe.
croolk's picture
Hi Vikas Thank for your message.