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Almond Kulfi | Badam Kulfi

Rich and Creamy kulfi/ice cream prepared with almonds, pistachios, milk/cream and condensed milk.
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time8 hrs 20 mins
Total Time16 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: badam kulfi, kulfi
Servings: 12 kulfi
Calories: 211kcal
Author: Srividhya G


  • 1 cup Almonds approx 45 to 50 almonds
  • 1/2 cup Milk 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup
  • 2 tbsps Luke warm milk
  • a pinch Saffron
  • 5 tbsps Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 15 Pistachios
  • 1 can Condensed milk 14 oz


Prep - work:

  • Blanch the almond in your preferred way as mentioned above. I soaked it overnight and peeled the skin.
  • Then grind the almonds with 1/4 cup of milk and set aside.
  • Add the pinch of saffron to 2 tbsps of milk and let it soak for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the pistachios from the shell and dry roast them for a couple of minutes. Grind it coarsely and set aside.


  • Add 1/4 cup of milk, condensed milk and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for 1 minutes. This helps the condensed milk to blend well.
  • Now add the ground almonds, saffron milk mix, cardamom powder, 2 tbsps of ground pistachios and whisk all the ingredients well.
  • The kulfi mix is ready.
  • Now pour this kulfi mix into your favorite molds. Fill 3/4 of the molds. I used paper cups, silicone molds, and plastic molds.
  • Freeze it for at least 8 hours. If using paper cups, after 2 hours insert the ice - cream. But it's not mandatory if you are serving in the cup as is.
  • After 8 hours, remove the kulfi from the plastic and silicone molds by running through the tap water. For the paper cups, just tear the paper off.
  • Drizzle the ground pistachios and serve.


  • Traditional malai can be used instead of heavy whipping cream, or you can replace it with milk. Malai or heavy cream adds richness to the kulfi. I used 2% milk for this recipe.
  • Instead of pistachios, other nuts can be used as per your preference. I did not add any extra sugar.
  • If you need more sweetness, add sugar as required. Filling 3/4 of the kulfi molds helps in removing the kulfi from the molds easily.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 0.6mg