Malai Kulfi - traditional Indian ice cream
Kulfi originated in Mughal dynasty and was derived from the Persian word for a covered cup explains Thamarai Devi Keerthivel. This dessert is a traditional Indian ice cream flavored with fruits and nuts. Kulfi is usually extra thick and rich, far denser in flavor than regular American or English ice creams. Kulfi is often served on a stick but can also be eaten off a plate, leaf, or out of a cup.
3 cups full fat milk
½ cup condensed milk
¼ cup milk powder
½ tsp cardamom powder
Crushed pistachios and edible rose petals
In a deep nonstick pan combine milk, condensed milk and milk powder and bring it to a boil.
Keep scraping the sides of the pan while stirring continuously, add cardamom powder and cook on a medium heat for 30 to 35 minutes.
Switch off the heat and allow the mixture to cool completely.
Once cooled, pour the mixture into ice pop moulds or into freezer proof ramekins or a freezer proof bowl and freeze until firm.
To serve, allow the moulds/ramekins/ bowl to stand at room temperature for about 5 minutes then sprinkle with pistachios and rose petals.
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