Mango Kulfi Ice cream

By DK on May 27, 2010
Indian Mango Kulfi Ice cream recipe
One of the rarest advantages among the many not-so-good ones during summer is the ice cream. Especially, in the scorching heat of Indian summer, the one relief that I always used to look forward are these frozen treats! Among the many yummy cold desserts this variation of the Indian icecream is called as Kulfi or Qulfi. Its very similar to the traditional icecream having the same taste and creamy texture but is ridiculously simple to make. Its the type I dig. The other advantage is, it takes so long to melt that I had time to take a photo without fear of  it melting soon ;).
Indian Mango Kulfi Ice cream recipe
Wikipedia says the following "Unlike Western ice creams, kulfi is not whipped, resulting in a solid, dense frozen dessert similar to traditional custard based ice-cream. Thus, it is usually considered a distinct category of frozen dairy-based dessert." I cannot help but remember with a nostalgic smile at the Kulfi wala outside the house and we, the colony kids, troubling our parents to buy us some. There used to be this Kulfi man carrying this huge basket on his head and then there was this man with a cart full of Kulfi screaming "Kulfi Ice", "Kulfi Ice". The cart was the upgraded version of the basket ;) and such sights used to be common during the heat of the summer days! Made sense to sell these since as mentioned before these were not that easy to melt.
Indian Mango Kulfi Ice cream recipe
Anyways coming to today's post. I know many people start with malai (cream) kulfi or Pista Kesar (Pistachio Saffron Kulfi) Kulfi. But not me. I started off my very first kulfi making experience with the fruit and flavor I love. Yes, Mangoes. I still remember how few years back, I suddenly remembered those days of eating Kulfi back home and wondered if I could make it at home. Searching for which I landed on Tarla Dalal's recipe for Mango Kulfi and my joy knew no bounds.To cap it all, the ingredients were so basic that I had them all on hand that day! The minute those beauties came out of the fridge, I was ecstatic and started jumping around the house as though I climbed Mt. Everest!
Indian Mango Kulfi Ice cream recipe
That first creamy bite of Kulfi was such a pleasure then and remains such a thing of joy till date. Now with so many mangoes making an appearance in the market, I thought why not make this again. And yes, I still jump around the house when I have Kulfi! There is something about Kulfi that brings out the child in you. Go ahead, enjoy those moments :)

recipe courtesy tarla dalal

Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 15 min
Cook Time: Under 15 min
Yield: Makes 6 kulfis (or as per the size your kulfi mold)
  • 2½ cups milk (about 500 milliliters)
  • ¼ cup milk powder
  • ½ cup condensed milk (I used sweetened condensed milk)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup alphonso mango pulp *
* I had regular mangoes on hand. I took the pulp of about 4 mangoes, processed them, strained them of any strings to make 1 cup of fresh mango pulp.
* If using canned mango pulp, you can either reduce the sugar or cut out the sugar completely since most of the canned ones I have enjoyed are immensely sweet. But depends on how sweet you like it. Though my fresh mangoes were sweet and I was using sweetened condensed milk along with the sugar, it wasn't that sweet when frozen :)
Combine all the ingredients except the mango pulp in a non-stick pan and mix well. Bring this mixture to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes till thickens. Cool completely.
Indian Mango Kulfi Ice cream recipe
Add the mango pulp and mix well.
Indian Mango Kulfi Ice cream recipe
You can set these in any container you want. But traditionally Kulfi icecream are served in these special moulds where the icecream is set. That shape has all the significance for me :) You might finds these here in local Indian stores (mostly in larger ones).
Indian Mango Kulfi Ice cream recipe
Pour the icecream into individual kulfi moulds
Indian Mango Kulfi Ice cream recipe
and freeze till set. Or you can wait till its half set and place a icecream stick in the center of it (the half frozen cream will help the stick to hold it in place). Refrigerate again till completely set.
Indian Mango Kulfi Ice cream recipe
Unmould the Kulfi. You can easily do that by placing it under running water for few seconds. Pull the stick gently and it will come out.
Indian Mango Kulfi Ice cream recipe
And Kulfi Icecream is ready! What are you waiting? Let's DIG in (or should it be 'licking'? ;)!) Indian Mango Kulfi Ice cream recipe
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54 Responses to “Mango Kulfi Ice cream”
  1. :wink:

  2. Kriti

    Thanks for the wonderful recipe..itz really easy n helpful for first time makers…tastes awesome.. :wink: :-P

  3. can i change the mango with something else like chcolate???
    :?: :?: :?: :oops: :lol: :-D

  4. swati

    Hi, looks lovely. I haven’t tried but I would like I ad some other flavours thn mango as my hubby doesn’t eat. Hope to hear bk from u.

  5. Aditya anand

    :) the kulfi was freaking soo good nice recipe bro

  6. anne

    Can I make Kulfi with just Alpro Cream, Sugar & Mango – my grandchildren are dairy intolerant???.

  7. anne

    Will the Kulfi set with just Alpro Cream, Sugar & Mango puree, my grandchildren are dairy intolerant, so cannot use evaporated milk???.

  8. Daniel Thomas

    Just made this for some late night cooking. Really good fun to make and tastes delicious! Thanks :D

  9. Ferdowcey Rahman

    hello your mango kulfi ice cream recipe came out sooo juicy and nice
    i am a greedy girl i eat anthing i don’t fast because i love eating food its the best thing i can doo :lol: sooo i am trying to tell you can you please put another recipe about junk food OMG!! junk food is soooooo lovely <3 :-D

  10. SCP

    Question to Tanazz: Did you simply mix and freeze the ingredients without boiling first?

  11. tanaaz

    even easier
    mix 1 can condensed milk
    1 can evaporated milk
    2 cups whipping cream and 1 cup mango puree
    mix all and place in kulfi cones

    Awesome idea :) –DK

  12. Hi so amazing..:) Where do we get kulfi molds?Without mold i can t make and i ll link of ur tested recipes on above. i made this..:( Happy to follow u back..plz visit my site and awaiting to hear your comments :)

  13. this is my favorite. never thought of preparing at home ,you gave me confidence. btw where did you bought those cones

    Got them in my local Indian stores :) –DK

  14. rusty

    wow i made this MANGO KULFI n every! a home n myself too loved it……. :-D :-P thanks…….

  15. Ifan

    No matter what I do, I can’t get the milk mixture to thicken. Any tips on this? Stir? Don’t stir? Help!

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