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.
Cheryl Arkison says
Now where can I find this essence.