Malai kulfi – No cooking/churning

Kulfi is a frozen dairy based dessert that is native to India and is popular in South Asia and Middle-East. Some of the traditional flavours are malai (cream), kesar (saffron), pista (pistachio), elaichi (cardamom), rose, mango and paan (betel leaf). Some of the modern flavours include strawberry, chocolate, etc. that my son remembers relishing at @barbequenation .

The very thought of kulfi takes me back to the streets of mumbai where the cart vendors used to sell long slender kulfis and my sister and I would enjoy them on our way back home from school… those were the good old days.👧👧

So, after a couple of disappointing trials, I came across instant malai kulfi recipe by @rimleed and it was a delight. It has just the perfect texture, taste and doesn’t melt too quickly. That’s exactly what I look for in kulfi.


Sharing below a quick, easy and sure shot recipe for Malai kulfi for you all to try. Also do check my other recipes for kulfis and popsicles:

  1. Litchi Kulfi
  2. Mango Kulfi
  3. Paan Kulfi
  4. Thandai Kulfi
  5. Chikoo Kulfi
  6. Jamun Popsicles
  7. Mango-cherry Popsicles
  8. Watermelon Popsicles


Malai Kulfi Recipe

Makes 6 kulfis in 100ml moulds.
1 Cup = 240 ml


  • Amul fresh cream – 250ml
  • Cashew nuts – 8
  • Almonds – 15
  • Pistachios – 2tbsp
  • Sugar – 1/4cup
  • Green cardamom – 2
  • Nestle milk powder – 1/2cup
  • Milk – 2tbsp
  • Saffron – A generous pinch


  1. Warm up the milk and soak saffron in it.
  2. Blend cashew nuts, almonds, pistachios, sugar and green cardamoms to a fine powder.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add fresh cream and gently whisk to a smooth consistency.
  4. Add saffron soaked milk, and milk powder. Whisk to blend it well in the cream.
  5. Add the nuts powder & mix well such that no lumps remain.
  6. Pour in kulfi moulds. Cover the tops with aluminium foil.
  7. With a knife, cut a slit in the foil and insert kulfi stick/wooden skewer.
  8. Freeze for atleast 8 hours or overnight and enjoy through the hot summer days.

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