Go Back

Kesar Badam Kulfi | Almond Kulfi Recipe | Kulfi Indian Dessert

Kesar Badam Kulfi is a delicious frozen Indian dessert with the creamy texture of whole-milk, the crunch of almonds combined with a hint of saffron & cardamom.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert / Frozen Indian dessert
Cuisine: Indian (North Indian)
Servings: 6 to 10 Kulfis depending on the size
Author: Padma Veeranki


  • 1 Litre Full fat milk
  • 1 Cup Almonds roughly chopped
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar adjust to taste
  • Few Saffron strands
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • For Garnish:
  • Chopped nuts of your choice


  • Heat milk in a wide bottomed pan over medium high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Allow the milk to simmer over medium heat till it reaches half its original quantity. Keep stirring in between.
  • Add saffron, sugar and the roughly chopped nuts.
  • Mix well and keep simmering on medium heat. Stir till it further reduces to almost one third of its original quantity.
  • Turn off heat when it gets a thick consistency like rabdi and allow to cool.
  • Once cool, add some cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Pour the chilled mixture into holds and freeze them.
  • After an hour, stick a wooden stick into the kulfi and place it back in the freezer. Let it set overnight or at least 6-8 hours.
  • To Unmould:
  • Once the kulfi sets, allow the moulds to remain outside the refrigerator for 3-4 minutes or place them under warm running water for just few seconds. Now pull out the kulfi with the help of the wooden stick in the centre.
  • Garnish with a few chopped nuts and serve immediately.