Pistachio Kulfi Ice Cream

Pistachio Ice creamKulfi is a milk-based ice cream which comes from South Asia. I’ve had it at many Indian restaurants and was intrigued to try it at home.  Normally Kulfi is made with 100%  milk and takes hours to reduce, I have a shortcut by using a mixture of evaporated milk and milk.  Although chocolate ice cream is my favorite, this ice cream is a close second.  Kulfi is just as delicious as regular ice cream but has the added benefit of being naturally lower in calories and fat since it’s made with milk, not cream and eggs.


You will need an ice-cream maker for this recipe.



1 can non-fat evaporated milk

2 cups 2% milk

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup pistachio powder ( you can grind pistachios in a coffee grinder)

1/4 cup pistachio, roughly chopped

pinch of cardamom



1.  Heat milk, evaporated milk and cardamom in a heavy-bottomed medium sized pan.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer until reduced by two thirds. Stir continuously to prevent milk from sticking to sides and bottom of pan.

2.  Remove from heat and add sugar and pistachios.

3. Return to heat and simmer until sugar is dissolved.

4.  Place mixture in the refrigerator until cooled.

5.  Once cooled, follow directions of ice cream maker.





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