3 Ways Kulfi Recipe

3 Ways Kulfi Recipe

30 min
2-3 People
15 min

3 Way Kulfi

Indulge in the timeless delight of kulfi, a cherished Indian frozen dessert that embodies rich flavors and creamy textures. Elevate your culinary journey with this tantalizing recipe, which presents not one, but three captivating variations of kulfi. Whether you savor the vibrant sweetness of mango, the indulgent nuttiness of Kesar Pista, or the classic allure of Malai, this recipe promises to take your taste buds on a delightful adventure.

Portions serving: 2-3 pax

Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Calories: 219 cal per portion 


1-liter full-fat milk

150gm khoya

4 tbsp sugar

2 tsp cardamom powder

For Mango Kulfi:

1/2 cup mango pulp

For Kesar Pista Kulfi:

1 tbsp chopped pistachios

8-9 strands of saffron

For Classic Malai Kulfi:

2-3 drops of Kevda essence


In a saucepan, pour 1 liter of full-fat milk and gently reduce it by simmering until it's reduced to half its volume. This step concentrates the milk's flavors, creating a luscious base for the kulfi.

Introduce the khoya into the reduced milk, enhancing the creaminess and consistency.

Incorporate 4 tablespoons of sugar into the milk-khoya mixture, ensuring it dissolves completely.

Enhance the essence of the kulfi with 2 teaspoons of fragrant cardamom powder, infusing it with a tantalizing aroma.

Creating the Flavors

Divide the prepared kulfi mixture into three equal parts, each part acting as the canvas for a distinct flavor experience.

Crafting Mango Kulfi

For the mango variant, blend 1/2 cup of vibrant mango pulp into one part of the prepared kulfi mixture. The result is a tropical symphony of mango-infused indulgence.

Pour this mango kulfi mixture into the designated kulfi molds, filling them with the essence of ripe mangoes.

Kesar Pista Kulfi

Elevate your kulfi repertoire by adding a tablespoon of chopped pistachios and 8-9 strands of saffron (Kesar) to another part of the base mixture.

Incorporate these premium ingredients to create a textured delight adorned with the golden allure of saffron and the nutty crunch of pistachios.

Classic Malai Kulfi

The final variation is a classic malai kulfi, known for its velvety simplicity. Infuse this portion of the base mixture with 2-3 drops of Kevda essence, elevating it with a gentle floral note.

Pour each distinct kulfi mixture into its respective molds, ensuring the flavors remain distinct yet harmonious.

Inserting Kulfi Sticks

Place kulfi sticks at the center of each mold, providing the perfect handles for enjoying these frozen delights.

Chilled Transformation: The Deep Freeze

Transfer the molded kulfi creations to the depths of your refrigerator and let them set for 6 to 8 hours. This freezing process transforms the creamy mixtures into solid, blissful kulfi.

Embark on a kulfi journey that celebrates tradition and innovation, delighting in the essence of ripe mangoes, the opulence of saffron and pistachios, and the timeless elegance of malai. With each bite, you'll experience a tapestry of flavors that weave together to create a symphony of sweetness. Enjoy these delectable kulfi variations, a tribute to the art of frozen desserts, and the joy of savoring flavors that stand the test of time.