In our house, we love kulfi. Kulfi is a popular indian ice-cream. It is 3 types of milk mixed together and frozen in a mold. It’s easy, and can be made by anyone since an ice cream machine is not needed.
Using my mom’s recipe, I made some kulfi and froze it in a glass dish, topped with some roasted almonds. I got to thinking though (since I’ve kidnapped my dad’s ice cream machine) – would it taste better if placed in an ice cream machine? Would the addition of air actually change the taste? Using the same recipe, I placed it in the machine to compare.
The answer – YES! The ice cream that came from the machine was more decadent than the kulfi that was just frozen. Hubby was convinced that I used a different recipe since it tasted so different. Don’t get me wrong, we love the kulfi that I have been eating for most of my life. The machine version though, turned it into something very different, in a good way. I just love ice cream experiments!
1 cup whipping cream
1 can evaporated milk
1 can condensed milk
3 splashes of kewra essence
Mix the milks and essence together and pour into a shallow dish and top with almonds. The mixture can alternately be put into popsicle molds. If using an ice cream machine, add the almonds in the last five minutes.