Kulfi, a popular frozen dessert from the Indian subcontinent, is known for its rich, creamy texture and delectable flavors. This recipe puts a tropical twist on the classic kulfi by incorporating the luscious sweetness of ripe mangoes. Prepare to be transported to the streets of south Asia as you savor every bite of this homemade Mango Kulfi.
Mango Kulfi is a delightful frozen dessert that combines the vibrant flavors of ripe mangoes with the indulgent creaminess of traditional kulfi. It's the perfect treat to cool down during hot summer days or to enjoy as a sweet ending to a special meal. Plus, this recipe requires no fancy equipment like ice cream makers, making it incredibly simple to prepare.
2 cups ripe mango pulp (fresh or canned)
1 cup condensed milk
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar (adjust to taste)
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
A pinch of saffron strands (optional)
Chopped pistachios and almonds for garnish
Kulfi molds or popsicle molds
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In a blender, combine the ripe mango pulp, condensed milk, whole milk, heavy cream, sugar, cardamom powder, and saffron strands (if using). Blend until you have a smooth and creamy mixture.
Pour the mango mixture into a heavy-bottomed saucepan and heat it over low-medium heat. Stir constantly to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Cook for about 10-12 minutes, or until the mixture thickens slightly. Remove it from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.
Once the mango mixture has cooled, pour it into kulfi molds or popsicle molds. If you don't have molds, you can use small, disposable cups as well. Insert wooden sticks or popsicle sticks into each mold.
Place the molds in the freezer and let them freeze for at least 6-8 hours or overnight for best results.
To unmold the kulfi, briefly dip the molds in warm water to loosen them. Gently pull out the kulfi sticks, garnish them with chopped pistachios and almonds, and serve immediately.
Tips for this recipe
For a smoother texture, you can strain the mango mixture before pouring it into the molds to remove any fibers from the mango pulp. Enjoy your homemade Mango Kulfi on a sunny day or as a delightful dessert at the end of a sumptuous Indian meal.