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Pistachio &Milky Kulfi Ice Cream

If you have seen my selection of recipes, you may know that I love desserts. Kulfi, an Indian style of ice cream is another dish that I really like a lot. I often bought it from the local Indian grocers until I learned to make a version of it that is really, really good

We were treated to a delicious dinner and this wonderful dessert at my friend Aicha Hayat's home. She was very kind to give me the recipe for the home made ice-cream, Kulfi, which I have since adapted. But the credit for the basic formula which is somewhat unusual, belongs to Aicha.


Aicha Hayat

The unusual ingredient is the use of bread. Aicha suggested using white bread but she has also used wholewheat bread which adds a little nutty taste. I have used a pistachio flavor pudding as well. You can try just about any flavors you prefer. This is the recipe I devised based on Aicha's recipe

Please note that I have chosen to divide the basic mix into 2 containers and then added the ingredients to sweeten them separately. If you are doing just one batch then adjust the amount of sweet products according to your taste.


  • half pint whipping cream (473ml)
  • 1 can evaporated milk (12 oz.)
  • 1 Nestle table cream (8oz)
  • 2 slices white bread
  • a pinch of salt


  • Finely crumb bread, (use a grater or food processor)
  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly
  • Now divide mix into 2 containers,(you don't have to divide it if you prefer to make just one flavor)

Milky Kulfi

  • Add 3 tablespoons condensed milk to one of the divided containers
  • Add a teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • Mix thoroughly and set in freezer, when it is about to set, cut into squares. When set serve as ice cream

Pistachio Flavored Dessert

To the other container add

  • 2 tablespoons crushed Pistachio nuts
  • 3 tablespoons pistachio flavored pudding mix (jello instant pudding and pie filling Pistachio flavor)
  • ½ teaspoon crushed cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon rose water


  • Mix thoroughly
  • Use a wooden pestle to roughly chop pistachio & sprinkle on top.
  • Put into freezer. When it is about to set, cut into squares. When set serve as ice cream
pistachio kulfi

Pistachio Kulfi Set in Freezer, now being sliced

milky kulfi

Rich, delicious Milky Kulfi


I hope you enjoy using this recipe. I have always had success with it.

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