Malai kulfi, almond and pistachio ice cream

Malai kulfi, almond and pistachio ice cream
  • Serves icon Serves 8
  • Time icon Takes 25 minutes to make, plus freezing

This Indian Malai kulfi recipe, or almond and pistachio ice cream, is rich and satisfying.


  • 397g can condensed milk
  • 410g can evaporated milk
  • 300ml whipping cream
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • Few drops of vanilla essence
  • 25g ground almonds
  • 25g pistachio nuts, ground, plus extra whole nuts to garnish
  • Fresh mint, to garnish


  1. Put the milks and cream in a large pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring constantly (the mixture should be thickened and reduced). Stir in the cardamom and vanilla essence, then remove from the heat and cool completely.
  2. Mix in the ground nuts and pour into 8 x 100ml moulds (or use empty yogurt pots). Freeze for 6-8 hours.
  3. To serve, hold the moulds under warm water and turn out onto plates. Decorate with pistachios and mint.


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