As the summer heats up here in Michigan and around the USA, god knows its sweltering in India already, I thought I would share one of my favorite summer treats, Mango Kulfi. This recipe is so simple and easy anyone can make it. The best part, no need for a fancy ice cream machine. Mango Kulfi is a yummy Indian ice cream that helps cool you down in the sweltering heat. It can be made in a Popsicle mold or just a pan or dish, both tastes wonderful it just depends on preference. The first time I saw this recipe I thought that using bread was weird , but it really works wonderfully to keep the kulfi a nice consistency and not develop ice crystals. I hope you enjoy this recipe and the Kulfi it makes! 🙂
- 4 cups whole milk
- 1 slice of white bread
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup sugar, adjust to taste
- 1 to 2 mangos skinned and blended, depending on strength of mango taste desired
- Remove the crust from all sides of the bread and cut the bread in small pieces.
- Blend bread pieces, cornstarch, and a 1/2 cup of milk, making smooth paste and set aside.
- Boil remaining milk (3.5 cups) in nonstick pot on medium high heat.
- Stir milk as needed to keep milk from burning on the bottom of the pot. Stir the sides of the pan to avoid scalding.
- After milk comes to boil, add blended mango. Let the milk boil for another 12 minutes. The goal is to boil the milk from 3 1/2 cups to 2 1/2 cups.
- Add the bread mixture to the milk in pot and cook for another 4 minutes, reducing the heat to medium. Bread and cornstarch are added to reduce the water crystallizing in kulfi during freezing.
- Next add sugar and cook for 2 more minutes.
- Turn off the heat.
- Cool the milk to room temperature and pour into a bowl, baking pan, or Popsicle mold
- If using bowl or pan take cellophane wrap and place it right over the milk covering it completely. Note: It is important that the cellophane wrap touches the milk.
- Put it in freezer. It will take about 7 hours for the kulfi to be ready to serve. It tastes wonderful with Pistachio or almonds sprinkled on top! I Hope you enjoy!