Category Archives: ICE-CREAMS AND FROZEN DESSERTS
Pistachio kulfi is an Indian classic dessert. Kulfi is a popular frozen dairy dessert from the Indian Subcontinent. It is often described as “traditional Indian Subcontinent ice cream”. It is popular throughout places such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma (Myanmar), and the Middle East, and widely available in Indian restaurants in Australia, Europe, East Asia and North America. Kulfi is traditionally prepared by evaporating sweetened and flavoured milk via slow cooking, with almost continuous stirring to keep milk from sticking to the bottom of the vessel where it might burn, until its volume was reduced by a half, thus thickening it, increasing its fat, protein, and lactose density. It has a distinctive taste due to caramelization of lactose and sugar during the lengthy cooking process. Traditionally in India, kulfi is sold by vendors called kulfiwalas, who keep the kulfi frozen by placing the moulds inside a large earthenware pot called a matka, filled with ice and salt. It is served on a leaf or frozen onto a stick. It can be garnished with pistachios, cardamom, and similar items. Often it is served as falooda kulfi, which is kulfi with rice noodles, rose, or any flavour sugar syrup and other ingredients. Popular flavours include pistachio, mango, vanilla, and rose.
Traditionally, sweet treats for the Christmas season are various puddings, pies, trifle and cheesecake. This is the recipe for a slightly different Christmas pudding. It is made from basic ingredients, but is delicious and looks good. And it is very easy to make – just combine dried fruit, apricots, cherries, and brandy with custard and whipped cream and froze. Dried fruit is used by regular cake-makers and steamed pudding fans. It can also be added to mincemeat. However, most recipes benefit from controlling the proportions of the different dried fruits. It is a real treat that is, with its look, an excellent choice for cold, snowy Christmas Eve.
It is perfect, refreshing combination for an ice cream – summery raspberries and Amalfi lemons! Though you can make these with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or a combination, if you prefer. Though many people thinking that is not possible to make a perfect ice cream at home, try this recipe and you will never buy a one in the supermarket. Feel free to experiment with tastes, add bits of nuts or fruit, shape it or just scoop it in a bowl. Good thing is that you may have all ingredients ready in your kitchen.
Ice cream pizza? An ideal dessert in hot summers – for lazy Sundays or birthday parties. A delicious dessert that’s fun to make. The kids will go wild over the idea of a brownie-crusted ice cream pizza. It is quick and easy and the decoration is up to you (or your child).