Street-side kulfi

Street-side kulfi

This Pakistani dessert combines cardamom, sweetened condensed milk, ricotta and saffron – roll in ground pistachios for an extra flourish
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Whizz the cardamom, milks, ricotta, milk powder and cornflour in a blender or food processor until combined. Pour the mixture into a pan and warm over a low heat, stirring for 15-20 mins or until the mixture thickens. Stir in the saffron, half the pistachios and half the almonds. Let them warm through, then take the pan off the heat.
  2. Step 2

    When the mixture has cooled slightly, taste it and adjust the sweetness by adding honey or sugar, if you like, then leave to cool to room temperature.
  3. Step 3

    Pour the cooled mixture into kulfi moulds, then seal and freeze overnight. You could also use cones made from baking paper to make kulfi on a stick: stand each cone upright in a small glass and pour in the mixture to the top of the cone. Let them semi-freeze for an hour or two before inserting a lolly stick into each one.
  4. Step 4

    When ready to serve, if using moulds, dip them into warm water to help ease out the kulfi. If using paper cones, gently peel the paper away. Roll the kulfi through the poppy seeds and the remaining ground pistachios and almonds to decorate, then eat straightaway.