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Mango Kulfi

A creamy and decadent dessert that is easy to make and absolutely delicious. This is the Indian version of ice cream that is made in popsicle molds.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Chilling Time:: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 6 Kulfi


  • 12 oz. Can of Evaporated Milk (1½ cups)
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • ¼ cup Whole Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • ½ cup Mango Puree, homemade or store-bought
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cardamom


  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk milk and cornstarch to form a lump-free slurry. Set aside until ready to use.
  • In a wide heavy bottom pan (non-stick is preferable), combine evaporated milk and heavy cream. Bring to a boil on medium flame, stirring the milk frequently to avoid burning or scorching the bottom. Simmer for 2~3 minutes.
  • Lower the flame to medium-low and slowly stir in the cornstarch mixture. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Mixture will be slightly thick at this point.
  • Next add sugar and mango puree. Let the mixture come to a slow simmer and cook for 3~4 minutes. Stir in ground cardamom, mix well and turn off the heat. Let the mixture cool completely.
  • Pour into kulfi or popsicle molds or into a wide glass dish*. Freeze until set for about 4~6 hours or overnight.
  • When ready to serve, remove the molds from the freezer and briefly run them under hot water to unmold and serve immediately.


  • If you do not have evaporated milk on hand, then start with 2¼ cups of whole milk. Simmer on medium flame, stirring constantly, until the milk thickens to about 1½ cups. This will take about 15~25 minutes.
  • If you don't have popsicle molds, then here's what you do:
    • Pour the cooled mixture into a freezer safe plastic or glass container. Place plastic wrap right on top, touching the mixture - this will prevent icicles from forming. Freeze until ready to serve.
    • Just before serving, dip the bottom of the container in hot water and unmold onto a large plate. Cut into wedges and serve right away.
  • You can also use small plastic or paper cups to make kulfi.
  • To remove, simple place the molds/ glass dish in hot water for a minute and once the kulfi is out enjoy immediately.


Calories: 378kcal
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