Spiced Coffee Kulfi

Coffee Kulfi
Coffee Kulfi

Recipe Info:

Flavoured with Coffee, cinnamon, cardamom and star anise make a perfect kulfi with some ice crystals...Get yourself ready for a perfect end to the day with delicious spiced coffee kulfi dessert.


Preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes + Steeping + Freezing.



240ml double cream;

400g Tin of Evaporated milk (Normal milk would be fine as well);

400g Tin Sweetened Condensed Milk;

1 tbsp of Coffee granules or instant espresso;

2 Cracked green cardamom;

1 Cinnamon stick;

1-2 Star anise;

35g Toasted hazelnuts, chopped roughly;

1/4 salt.


How to cook:

  1. In a medium pan, stir together cream, evaporated milk and condensed milk. Add espresso, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise and 1/4 salt over a medium flame.

  2. Heat on a medium high flame till the espresso dissolves and the liquids are well combined.

  3. Bring it to a boil and remove from heat.

  4. Apply baking paper to the surface of the mixture to avoid skin formation. Let the mixture rest for at-least 1 hour at room temperature.

  5. Now remove the whole spices and discard it.

  6. Pour the liquid into kulfi molds and keep it in freezer for at-least 6 hours or overnight.

  7. Garnish it with toasted hazelnuts and you are all ready to serve!


Pinakin's tip:

  • You can pour mixture directly in ramekins as well.

  • If you are using kulfi mold, make sure you run it under water for few seconds, flip it and tap gently to release kulfi.

  • This recipe is gluten free.


Calories: 558kcals

Carbs: 44.3g

Fats: 36.8g Fat

Proteins: 12.1g

Fibre: 0.4g

Sugar: 44.2g

Saturates: 20.9g


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This spiced coffee kulfi recipe is adapted from LA-based food writer Nik Sharma's book The Flavor Equation (£26, Chronicle Books).

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