How to make Kulfi without condensed milk at Home?


Kulfi is a popular Indian dessert. It is delicious, cold, sweet and melts slowly. There are so many varieties of kulfi to try, from kesar kulfi to mango kulfi.

Mostly, it is served in ‘matka’ or ‘kulhad’. But it is also available in ice candy form on the stick. This cold treat is not only delicious, but also refreshes the mood with its thick, creamy texture. It can be easily prepared at home. Kulfi is often served as dessert at home parties.

Some variations such as stuffed mango kulfi or falooda kulfi are also very popular.

My grandfather used to make it for me and my cousins when we were little. He used to let us drink the kulfi mix, and it tasted just like a kulfi milkshake. Also, he loved putting lots of dry fruits in it.

Hmmmm…. Those days!!!

Anyway, I know you’re not here to listen to my childhood stories, so here is the classic kulfi recipe for you.

How to make Kulfi without condensed milk at Home?

Recipe by Sweta SoniCourse: DessertCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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Kulfi is a very popular Indian ice cream. It has many variations and can be easily prepared at home.


  • 2 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoon mawa

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch 

  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder

  • One pinch saffron

  • 10 pistachios 

  • 10 almonds


  • In a pan, heat the milk at low flame for at least 15 minutes with continuous stirring.
  • Mix cornstarch in 4 tablespoons of milk and keep it aside.
  • Crush pistachios and almonds with mortar-pestle. Keep them in a bowl. 
  • Add sugar to the milk and let it dissolve. 
  • Then, add cornstarch, mawa, pistachios and almonds to the milk.
  • Let the milk simmer for 4 minutes. The milk will thicken. 
  • Switch off the stove and add crushed saffron to the mixture.
  • Let the mixture cool down before you pour it into kulfi mold. 

Hopefully, you will enjoy it as much as me and my friends do. You can serve it in ‘kulhad’ or in a normal crockery. Don’t forget to garnish kulfi with chopped pistachios and almonds.

Do check out the watermelon popsicle recipe as well, if you want to beat the heat.

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