Mango Kesar Kulfi

Posted: May 23, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Dessert, Ice cream, Indian Food
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I always thought making ice cream would be a long process and required tons of work. Because once when we were visiting our grandparents, my uncle made  vanilla ice cream in a manual ice cream maker, which took almost 2 hours for us to devour the amazing homemade ice cream. Everyone in the neighborhood was invited for this treat and we all were patiently waiting and watching every step uncle was doing. Once he was done with the process, each one of us cousins jumped on him to give us a bowl full of it. And then eating every spoon just like we never had anything like it before. It was long time ago but still I remember like the day before and those memories makes me smile.

Mango Kesar Kulfi

Mango Kesar Kulfi

I never gave a thought of making ice cream at home until I saw Mango kesar kulfi at Aipi’s blog. Her pictures, presentation and writing made me try my hands right away on the recipe. Thanks Aipi for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Kulfi or qulfi is a famous milk based frozen dessert popular through out in India.  It is similar to ice cream but more dense and creamier in taste. Recently I was having some friends over and what better dessert to serve then home-made kulfi.  I made the kulfi and it was awesome. Needless to say my friends enjoyed every bite of it.It Try it out yourself and you will know what I am talking about.


  • 1, 14 ounce can, Sweetened condensed milk
  • 1, 12 ounce can, Evaporated milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 cup Mango pulp
  • 1 cup(1/2 pint) Heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kesar, crushed
  • 1/4 cup pistachio (soaked in water for 30 minutes, peeled)
  •  1/2 cup cashews (soaked in water for 30 minutes)
  • Dixie cups for freezing


  • Whip the cream in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.Continue to whip until it forms stiff peaks. Once done, keep it aside.
  • Combine rest of the ingredients in a blender including both the nuts into a smooth mixture.
  • Gently fold in the above mango nut mixture with the heavy cream.
  • Pour in individual Dixie cups and cover it with aluminium foil and freeze for at least 7-8 hrs, preferably overnight.
  •  When you are ready to serve, place the cups under running water for few seconds and carefully remove the same. cut into big slices and place on a serving dish, garnish with chopped pistachios, kesar strands and serve!

  1. Beena Korde says:

    Can’t wait to make this for a friend… Will update feedback over the weekend…

  2. kankana says:

    Mangoes are seen in every blog these days .. and kulfi with mangoes are just too perfect!

  3. Aarthi says:

    This looks yummy….you have a lovely blog…I am having a giveaway in my blog..Y dont you check and join that

  4. oh that looks so yum! love the colour i’m miss mangoes so much!

  5. Choclette says:

    A lovely presentation you’ve given. I’ve only made mango kulfi once before – it was very good but a much longer winded version than yours. I had to boil milk down for ages. Buying condensed milk makes a lot more sense. But what is Kesar?

  6. Sook says:

    Ooh I love mango so I know I would really enjoy this! 🙂

  7. Usha says:

    Perfect for for summer weather!

  8. SinFoodie says:

    Amazing looking kulfi!!Awesome photographs!!

  9. Sarah Naveen says:

    Beautiful clicks..Looks so perfect n yumm!!

  10. kshipra says:

    wow!! kulfi looks awesome. No wonder ur guests enjoyed it so much.

  11. Joanne says:

    I’ve always been so afraid of ice cream as well! But this recipe looks so delicious….all that mango…that I just need to try it!

  12. Shri says:

    Sinful and Decadent!

  13. aipi says:

    It really is the best way to make your own Ice cream isn’t it ~ it has been a recipe very close to my heart and I am really glad it worked out for you and your friends enjoyed it 🙂
    US Masala

  14. Vandya says:

    Lovely recipe. Just perfect for summers. I’m drooling over the picture. Must say….the picture looks too good.

  15. Priya says:

    Woww fantastic and wat a great looking inviting kulfi…yummm!

  16. Vimitha says:

    Drooling over ur pictures… Flavorful and inviting kulfi…

  17. Deepa says:

    Kulfi looks simply outstanding. Great dessert .

    Hamaree Rasoi

  18. Nandini says:

    The kulfis look so scrumptious! I just want to lick all of them!

  19. Reshmi says:

    Now you tempted me with your wonderful recipe and pics…

  20. daksha says:

    Wow kulfi! my family like mangoes, i’ll try ur version looks lovely.

  21. Raksha Kamat says:

    this is a yummy one. just loved the pics.

  22. Reva says:

    Right for the summer.. looks super delicious:) The colour of the kulfi with the saffron threads and pistachios is just beautiful:}

  23. shanthi says:

    Looks wonderful& tempting and sure would have tasted good.

  24. Panchpakwan says:

    Wow so irresistable mango kulfi..beautiful presentation too..

  25. Wowwwwwwwwwwww…. looks soo tempting and amazing dear… mouth watering clicks.. thanks for sharing 🙂
    Indian Cuisine

  26. Kulfi Looks Amazing v tempting:)

  27. Priti says:

    Love it ….kulfi plus mango ….yum yum

  28. Mélange says:

    I am totally fallen for that mango kulfi there..Temtping and perfect for the season !!

  29. biny anoop says:

    wow kulfi looks perfect…great job dear

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