Mango Kulfi – After homemade Kulfi I am back with Mango kulfi. It is so hot these days that I do not think we can survive summers without these homemade kulfis( my husband’s and kid’s words). Generally, the cream is added to Kulfi to give it a creamy texture but by adding bread slices I do not have any need of adding cream to these Kulfis. That is why we can call this guilt-free indulgence.
This is my husband’s favorite Kulfi. I think he likes everything with mangoes in it. Though my kids still prefer regular homemade Kulfi. I think they like different flavors deliberately so that I keep on making different flavors of everything 😉
Mango kulfi recipe is the same as that of regular homemade Kulfi. You can prepare it in two ways.
1. After preparing kulfi you can add mango pulp and give it a boil.
2. You can wait for kulfi to come to room temperature then add mango puree.
I have tried both. The first type gives a very well set soft Mango Kulfi and the second type yields a very flavorful kulfi. My family prefers the second type)
Mangoes are still in season. Give it a try and fall in love with Mango Kulfi 🙂
How to make Mango Kulfi
Cooking time: 35-40 minutes
Makes around 8-10 kulfi
2 white bread slices
¾ cup sugar ( if your mangoes are very sweet you can use ½ cup sugar)
1 ½ cup mango puree ( I got it from 2 mangoes)
2 tbsp slivered almond/pistachio
To make Mango Kulfi
Boil milk in a wide thick bottomed pan. Cut the corners of the bread slices and soak them in ½ cup warm milk from the pan.
After milk comes to boil turn the flame to low and let it cook till it reduces to a 3/4th liter.
After 10-15 minutes blend the soaked bread slices in the blender with the milk to form a smooth paste. When milk reduces to ¾th, add this mixture to the pan stirring continuously so that no lumps form. Stir for 3-4 minutes continuously.
When milk reduces to almost half add sugar and almonds and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
Add mango puree give it 1-2 boils and switch off the flame. This ensures there are no ice crystals in the kulfi on cooling. If you do not want to boil mango puree You can avoid this step also and add mango puree after the kulfi cools down. My hubby likes this way more as the Kulfi we get is very flavorful.
After Kulfi cools down to fill in the kulfi molds and freeze for at least 4-5 hours before serving.