Kulfi is an all time favorite Indian dessert — especially in summer! It’s a little like ice cream but Kulfi has its own unique flavor. Try this super simple recipe. You won’t believe how easy it is!


Sweetened Condensed Milk – 14 oz

Evaporated Milk – 12 oz

Heavy Whipping Cream – 16 oz

Cool Whip Whipped Topping – 16 oz

Saffron (Kesar) – 1 big pinch

Sugar – 1 tsp

Cashews, Pistachios, Almonds – 1/2 cup, coarsely ground


  1. With a mortar and pestal, grind together Sugar and Saffron.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine Sweetened Condensed Milk, Evaporated Milk, Heavy Whipping Cream and Cool Whip.
  3. Using an electric hand blender (or by hand), gently mix all ingredients together.
  4. Add in Saffron and Sugar mixture and Nuts. Mix well.
  5. Pour mixture into small dixie style plastic cups. Cover cups with foil and insert a wooden popsicle stick into the center.
  6. Freeze Kulfi for at least 4 – 6 hours, preferably overnight.
  7. Serves 20- 25


  1. Kulfi can also be molded in a popsicle maker or fancy shaped ice cube trays.
  2. Kulfi has a very long shelf life so keep some on hand for an instant dessert option when guests are over.

Watch and learn!

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143 thoughts on “Kulfi

  1. Hi Hetal and Anuja,

    I tried look for the “cool whip whipped topping” in box (like the one you used here) but could only find them in can sprays types, you know! I looked for it at every possible section I could think of at Walmart. Please let me know where I can find it!

    I would appreciate a quick reply as i am planning to make this for my Diwali party tomorrow. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Dipti,

      Look in the frozen Dessert Aisle of your grocery section and you will find it in a tub alongwith puffpastry, ice creams, pies etc.
      Hope you find it!

  2. Hi Hetal and Anuja

    I made kulfi for my son’s birthdy party and it came out really really good. Thanks soooo much for such an exquisite and eassssssssy dessert. No hard work and yet the outcome was super-delicious.

    Could you post recipes for son-papdi .. i am sure you’ll have some absolutely simple recipes .. waiting … Thanks again …

  3. Hi would like to try this one out but i got sundae whipped topping so can you tell if cool whip whipped topping and whipped topping are the same please?

    1. I’m guessing that the whipped topping you have is in a can. We’ve never tried it, but it should be the same. The only thing that could be a problem is that spray canned whipped cream might fall flat a lot faster than the whipped topping from a tub. Also, it will be hard to gauge the amount of cream that will come out of a can.

      1. Hi Hetal,
        I really appreciate your response but don’t worry I went on wikipedia and checked the ingredients and yes i have the correct one. Its not in a can -its a containier just like yours but its 8 oz i got it from Aldi store.All i have to do is get two containers that’s all. The Cool Whip is just a brand name from Kraft Foods.
        Thanks again for your prompt reply,

  4. Hi Hetal & Anuja,
    This really sounds great! So far i have tried all your recipes and they have turned out very good except for gulab jamuns. i am going to try this one out pretty soon. But i have a question, i have couple of recipes to share with you like sabudana khicdi, dal wada so how can i do that?
    With lots of thanks for your wonderful recipes,

  5. hey guys u are wonderful ….plz help me ..its my babys day tomorrow and i am making kulfi jus as u said ..but i have no cool whip ..insted i have apint of whipping cream ..what can i do now

    1. Hi Archana,

      We have never tried it, but some other viewers have said that you can whip up the whipping cream and use it instead of cool whip. Good luck!

  6. hi,hetal&anuja

    THANK U so much for this wonderful recipe i had a party n i made this kulfi it came out very delicious.good job both of u for ur wonderful recipies.everybody was asking how did u made a kulfi at home.

  7. hi hetal n anuja

    love ur recipes.this is so simple.i have a small problem.i do not have a hand blender or electric blender.can i use the home blender?

    1. Hi Tinu,

      It would be better just to mix it well with a large spoon. The blender will make the coolwhip lose it’s fluffiness. You could blend every other ingredient in a blender, take it out in a bowl and mix the cool whip in by hand.

  8. Hi Ladies,
    Have a quick question for you?? if I want to add chicoo pulp or mango pulp in this recipe what should be the measurement for that?? thanks bye

    1. Hi Jigna,

      Sorry, we have never tried this recipe with the added fruit pulp. We would guess that it would be to taste. If you try it out, please post your results and feedback to help others. Thanks!

  9. hi Hetal and Anuja,
    I made the Kulfi just the way you guys have showed in the video..and it was big hit..everyone loved it and it was so easy to make it..next i am going to try the Kulfi with Chikuu pulp and see how it turns out..will keep you posted as well.my concern is can we defrost the kulfi mixture and pour it again in diffren kind of container for better shape?? or once it’s froze just use it up as needed?? would love to see sometime DHOODHI KA HALWA recipe from you..you both are doig wonderful job..

    1. Hi Tam,

      Honestly, we’ve never tried using half and half. However, since half and half is half whole milk and half cream, the texture may come out more “solid” then using all cream. Half and half is used for ice cream, but it is usually churned.

  10. Woww, I tried it exactly with wat u hav said in the video and its was a super hittt :-))) , I never thought I could make ice cream like this……… so good and everyone is happy tasting it.

    Thanks !

  11. Hello Ladies,
    I have been checking your videos and found them pretty interesting. Today I have tried the kulfi…
    Will surely let you know the results soon. But I must say, a simple recipe once you get hold of all the ingredients from the store..Always wondered howKulfi was made without Mawa:)

    1. Hi Priyanka,

      Heavy whipping cream is the liquid form of cream that is used to make the light and fluffy whipped cream. It comes in a cardboard carton and can be found next to the Half and Half and other milk (dairy) products.

  12. i cannot believe tht one can make kulfi at home without turning on the gas….. this was soooo easy….. it turned out soooo good…. my husband is soo happy…..
    Thank you so much Hetal and Anuja….

  13. Hi ladies….
    I tried this kulfi and it was awesome…. so yummy… my my family is asking me to make more….
    Thanks for sharing it….


    1. Hi Sam,

      “Oz” is the abbreviation for ounce. One ounce is equivalent to approx 28 grams. One fluid ounce is equivalent to approx 30 ml.

  14. Hiya!!!
    howz u guyzz???
    gr8t job wid all ur recipes!!!
    keep up the gd work
    just one question…I live in the UK and i dnt know if we hav cool whip or heavy whipping cream
    any suggestions

  15. Hi Chikku,

    Heavy whipping cream is a dairy product and Cool Whip (thought it looks like whipped cream) is a non-dairy product. Honestly, I have never tried this recipe with whipped heavy whipping cream. Somehow, I think that there is some ingredient in Cool Whip which makes it stand up and not fall flat over time like actual dairy cream.

  16. hi hetal didi,

    what is the difference between heavy whipping cream and cool whip cream. we can buy whipping milk and blend it to get cream right.and tat cream is nothing but whipped cream right.

  17. Hi Hetal and Anuja,

    This one came out really awesome. Thanks for the easy and delicious recipe.

    As a variation, if I add cardomon powder along with the saffron and the nuts, would it still be good? I am not sure of mixing the flavors…Any idea?


  18. Hi!!!!!Thankx a lot……I got all material but i could not find cool whip…i don’t know without that can i make or not? but it looks so yummy.

  19. Hi Sheila,

    Although we have never tried it, you could leave the Cool Whip out. It usually make the kulfi very light but traditional kulfi is actually quite dense. Let us know how it comes out if you try it.

      1. Thanks Linda, had to Google Cool Whip and will give your suggestion a go. Apart from the fact that it’s not a UK product, I’d rather use cream than something synthetic – neither are good for you, but whipped cream I would imagine to be the lesser of the evils.

        Can’t wait to try the recipe, will be serving it with the chocolate covered strawberries and caramelised almonds!

  20. Hi Shantha,

    You can add mango pulp but I don’t think you would need any extra sugar (especially if you use the canned pulp). The condensed milk in this recipe is very sweet and should take care of it. The only exception is if you use fresh mango pulp from out of season mangoes and they are on the sour side.

  21. Hi,
    I tried this recipe and it came out good. I made for a party and everyone loved and it is easy also. Keep up the good work. Thanks for the recipe.

  22. This does NOT taste nothing like kulfi, it tastes like vanilla ice creme. So i don’t know what you mean by “Kulfi”

  23. hello didi,

    thank you so mutch give me reply i bought Popsicle Stick & made this kulfi.
    Wow! it’s really really great, it came out very well. i made two times every day we eat this kulfi after dinner.

    hope,in future let us know how to make anothe different ice-cream or kulfi video.

    thank you so mutch.

  24. Hi Aparna,

    This kulfi will stay in the freezer for 3-4 months provided it is kept in an airtight container (else it will get freezer burn).

  25. Hi Daniel,

    We have never made this recipe without the Cool Whip. The fluffiness of it gives a really light feeling to a normally heavy dessert. It should be alright to leave it out considering that kulfi is traditionally a very dense type of ice cream. Let us know how it turns out if you decide to try it without the cool whip.

  26. This looks great! Only problem is that you can’t buy cool whip in my country. Will it really affect the kulfi if I leave it out, or should I find some kind of substitute? Would regular whipped cream do the job?
    Thanks in advance.

  27. Hi Palak,

    You can find Popsicle Sticks at any hobby/craft store such as Michael’s or HobbyLobby. Make sure they are the ones for food (candy making, etc) so that they are not treated with any harmful substances.

  28. hello,

    i m vry big fan yours.
    i loved ur all receipes but one problem where can i got these popsicle stick[wooden stick] actually i found in winndixe,publix many store but i can’t got. so, ple… told me where can i found stick which store.

    i m waiting ur reply…
    thank you

  29. Hi Shivu,

    Plastic cups work the best (the paper ones have a wax coating which makes me uncomfortable). I found them in the paper products aisle of the local grocery store.

    BTW, thanks so much for your feedback!

  30. Hetal,

    When you say dixie cups are those plastic cups or paper cups? I can easily get it from the plastic/paper plates section in walmart/kroger right?

    You guys are awesome and everytime I make it out of ur recipe it just comes out perfect.

    God bless you all, live long, and come up with new easy recipes everyday.

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