Upcycle Festive Sweets: Leftover Mithai Kulfi by Meenu Baldwa

Upcycle Festive Mithai into Kulfi
Upcycle Festive Mithai into Kulfi

Kulfi is a Indian ice cream. Traditionally made with made with boiled milk, sugar, saffron, pista and cardamom. Unlike the regular ice cream, kulfi is denser and thicker on account of it not being churned. Instead, the ingredients are often boiled like a custard before freezing. Because of this, kulfi is sometimes categorised as a frozen custard instead of an ice cream. With less calories and sodium than normal ice cream, the dessert has no artificial coloring or sweetener – making it a more natural substitute.

Here is a simpler way – Just use the milk based mithai to make it in a jiffy.

Blend the milk rabri with any mawa, almond, pista burfis and freeze in kulfi cones for delicious malaidaar Kulfi shared our friend Meenu Baldwa.

Here is the complete recipe for the frozen sweet treat.

Ingredients – Makes about 8 kulfis

  1. 1 litre milk
  2. About 8 pieces assorted mithai like barfi, peda, kaju katli, Kalakand etc
  3. Milk powder 4 tsp
  4. Few chopped almonds
  5. Few saffron strands


  • Heat milk in a thick-bottomed vessel and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer till reduced to half.
  • Cool the thickened milk.
  • Add the milk powder and mithai to the milk and blend well in a mixer.
  • Pour the mixture into Kulfi moulds. Sprinkle saffron strands and almond pieces on each.
  • Screw the lids on the cones and keep them in the freezer to set.
  • Once set unmould and serve immediately

Before serving Garnish with pista, elachi and kesar

Other ways to upcycle festive mithai here >>