8 Incredibly Easy Kulfi Flavours You Can Try At Home This Summer
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With some of the highest recorded temperatures across different parts of the country, people are finding ways to respite themselves from the heat. They are craving foods, drinks, and desserts that cool themselves from within and provide relief from the scorching heat of the summer months. Out of the tried and tested items, one of the things that people are clinging to is ice cream and kulfi.  

Originating from the Indian subcontinent, kulfi has made its way into the lives of people by not only providing calmness and coolness amidst the summer heat but also rich texture and delightful flavours. If you’re restricting yourself from going out due to the high temperatures and prefer staying at home, make homemade kulfis that can be enjoyed with your loved ones.  Instead of buying it from commercial stores, make kulfi at home which will enable you to have complete control over the ingredients ensuring freshness and purity. Besides, you can experience a wide array of kulfi flavours.  

Here are all the different types of kulfi that can be easily made at home, elevating your summer dessert game. Take a look.   

  • Malai Kulfi  

This is an age-old traditional kulfi made with reduced milk, sugar, and cardamom. This creamy delight is made by simmering the milk until it thickens and reaches a caramelised flavour. This flavour is the key to achieving the characteristic richness of Malai Kulfi. You can garnish with chopped nuts to add extra texture and serve chilled.   

  • Mango Kulfi  

This is a summer essential with the involvement of seasonal mangoes in the luscious kulfi recipe. To make this, puree ripe mangoes and blend them with condensed milk, cream, and some saffron stands to give the tropical colour to the kulfi. The natural sweetness of mangoes adds a burst of flavour to the dessert among mango lovers.  

  • Paan Kulfi  

If you haven’t tried this yet, it’s time to make this refreshing paan kulfi at home. All you need to do is mix the milk with paan leaves, cardamom, and fennel seeds to create a fragrant base. Then strain the mixture and add condensed milk to it. Pour the mixture into molds and garnish with chopped nuts and rose petals for an elegant touch. This paan kulfi is a refreshing dessert after your wholesome meal.  

  • Rose Kulfi  

Experience this floral-infused dessert that offers a vibrant and refreshing touch at the end of your meal. Here, blend rose water or rose essence with condensed milk, cream, and a pinch of ground cardamom for a subtle and aromatic flavour profile. You can garnish your rose kulfi with edible rose petals that are pleasing to the eyes as well as palate.  

  • Kulfi Falooda  

You may have often indulged in this dessert at kulfi stores but try making this at home and be sure you’ll be impressed with your culinary skills. To make this dessert, combine creamy kulfi with vermicelli soaked in rose syrup, basil seeds, and a splash of chilled milk. You can top it with chopped nuts, tutti frutti, and a drizzle of rose syrup for a colourful and vibrant texture and flavour.  

  • Chocolate Kulfi  

Chocolate lovers are sure not to miss this delightful kulfi. The melted chocolate here is blended with condensed milk, cream, and cocoa powder to create a velvety chocolate base. For extra depth of flavour you can add a dash of espresso. Garnish this kulfi with chocolate shavings or sprinkles. It perfectly satisfies your sweet tooth.  

  • Coconut Kulfi  

Coconut is the perfect summer indulgence and the natural sweetness of it balances the creamy flavour of the kulfi. This refreshing dessert is made by blending coconut milk, condensed milk, and cream with a hint of vanilla essence together for a smooth and velvety texture. You can also include shredded coconut for added texture and garnish with toasted coconut flakes for a crunch.  


  • Kesar Pista Kulfi  

The royal flavours of saffron and pistachios when blended together in a kulfi, it resonates with regality. To make this, all you need to do is infuse the milk with saffron strands that will impart a golden colour and delicate aroma. Add finely chopped pistachios to it for a nutty and rich flavour. Serve it chilled and garnish it with more pistachio silvers for a visually appealing presentation.