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Badam Kulfi – The Delectable – Indian Almond Icecream


badam kulfi

badam kulfi

Badam Kulfi  – The Delectable – Ice cream made with Ground Almonds

  Kulfi – The delectable Indian Ice cream. It’s one of those desserts that you enjoy – slowly, hoping it lasts just a bit longer.  Served in small portions (it’s rich). It’s a delectable treat and surprisingly easy to make. This is the classic Almond / Badam Kulfi. My mom learnt this  during her years in Mumbai from a neighbor.

My tip is to drizzle a tiny amount of chocolate syrup or even a strawberry/ rasberry coulis, if that’s what floats your boat. The mixed flavors  elevates the Kulfi to a whole new level!

badam kulfi recipe

Badam Kulfi  – The Delectable – Ice cream made with Ground Almonds

Recipe Type: Dessert / Indian Cuisine
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 20
Chill time: 
Total time: 20
Serves: 6

Ingredients for Badam Kulfi:

  • ½ cup  flaked almonds ( or blanch dried almonds, peel and cut up into small pieces)
  • 5 – 6 pistachios
  • ¾ cup whipping cream / cartoned all purpose cream
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • You will also need, 2 bowls, lots of ice and electric whisk for whipping.


  • Chill the whipping cream and condensed milk well before starting.
  • Keep  a sterile bowl and the whisk attachments for whipping the cream in the freezer till very cold.
  • Add the flaked almonds and pistachio (without any water) to a small grinder.

badam kulfi -almond flakes and pistachio

  • Grind to a fine grain.
  • nuts ground finely for badam kulfi
  • Place 2 cups of ice and 1-2 cups water in a large bowl. Place the smaller chilled bowl into the ice bath.
  • iced bowl
  • Add the chilled whipping cream to the inner bowl. Whisk till stiff.
  • Add the condensed milk, cardamom powder and ground nuts as well. Whisk again till completely smooth & thoroughly mixed through.
  • MAKE SURE that no water from the bottom bowl splashes into the inner bowl. Water will cause crystallization, which will ruin the ice cream.
  • Pour the whipped mixture into Kulfi moulds or if you don’t have that, use popsicle moulds. You can also use a Kulfi Clay Pot ‘Matka’ if you have that.
  • badam kulfi steps
  • Place in the freezer for 8 hours or overnight till the ice cream has set.
  • Place the moulds under running water or place in a bowl of hot water for 10 – 20 seconds, to release the ice cream.
  • I recommend, slicing the kulfi like a banana. It’s easier to eat this way.
  • Very Lightly, Drizzle Chocolate Syrup or Berry Coulis over the Kulfi. (Hershey’s syrup is good)
  • Enjoy!

Badam Kulfi  – The Delectable – Ice cream made with Ground Almonds

Try it and let us know – Badam Kulfi  – The Delectable – Ice cream made with Ground Almonds .

  • You can garnish the Kulfi with chopped pistachio if you prefer.
  • You can add a few strands of saffron to the cream while whisking if you like.
  • Kulfi is rich so serve in small portions.
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  1. Avatar praseetha 3 years ago

    Hey Shana,
    Looks yum! wanted to try out , but I am finding the process a bit tedious. Please rate the difficulty level.:). seriously i want to try this one

    • Hi Praseetha,
      Try it – you will be surprised how easy it is.(Have you checked out the video?) The only elbow grease required is to whip the cream. If you have an electric hand held or standing mixer – no problem there. The ice bowl is required only in humid conditions. If you’re working in an air-conditioned environment, no need for that either. So basically its just grinding the nuts, whipping the cream and mixing it all together. Then freezing. So I would say it’s a 2 on a difficulty scale of 5. Just keep your cream chilled overnight in the fridge before you start and if you are using the ice bowl, make sure no water gets into the cream mixture. Let us know if you try 🙂

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