Saturday, 11 June 2016

Kesar Badam Kulfi | Summer Coolers

This is the first time I am trying a kulfi recipe. I had made sure I have to post either one of ice creams or one of kulfi recipes in this month's BM. So tried a very simple kulfi recipe. I loved the outcome. 
The making of this kulfis brought back some sweet memories from Bombay. In my childhood, the first kulfi that I tasted was from Bombay by the sides of Juhu beach. Those days it used to 50p per small stick and 1 rupee for a bigger one. 

I didn't have kulfi making moulds with me. I tried a different trick. I had some small glasses like containers with lid which I stocked from coffee day as part of buying chocolate mousse. I used these as kulfi moulds. And I used some tooth picks as kulfi sticks :). Nice idea right?
Almond is called as Badam in India. Kesar is saffron. This dessert is very easy to make and tastes delicious and is too tempting to resist. 


Milk - 500 ml
Sugar - 200 grams
Badam - 200 grams
Custard Powder - 2 tsp
Saffron - 2 grams


  • Soak the badam in water for about 2 hours. Peel the skin of the badam and make a paste of it.
  • In a heavy bottomed vessel, boil the milk. 
  • From the boiled milk, take 2 tsp of milk. Mix the saffron and keep aside.
  • From the boiled milk, take another 4 tbsp of milk. Mix the custard powder, stir well and keep aside.
  • To the remaining milk, add the sugar and mix well. Boil for another 5 minutes.
  • Now add the badam paste. Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Finally add the saffron milk and custard-powder milk. Stir well until the mixture thickens.
  • Switch off the stove. Leave aside the mixture to cool for some time.
  • Pour into kulfi molds Or desired molds. Freeze them upto 3 hours Or until firm.
Enjoy chilled kulfis!!!


  • To remove the kulfi from the moulds smoothly, take the kulfi moulds from freezer and show it in running water for about a minute. Then open the kulfi moulds and remove the kulfi.
  • Dry badam powder can also be used instead of badam.
  • Milk powder or condensed milk can also be added.

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  1. Feel like relishing this ultimate kulfi, super refreshing.

  2. Simple list of ingredients and super simple recipe. Nice one

  3. Ah that mould looks beautiful!

  4. Wonderful dish! Totally yummy. Bookmarking it to make it this summer.

  5. Wow, what a delicious and inviting kulfi. I love recycling old containers and your cups look perfect for the kulfis.

  6. Wow these are delicious and simple.

  7. Anytime ready for this flavorful kulfi!

  8. kulfi - perfect at home easy to make version

  9. Those containers look perfect to use as kulfi moulds. Kesar badam kulfi looks delicious !!