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Pista Kulfi

Pista Kulfi

Shweta Arora
One of the most popular kulfi flavors Pista Kulfi can now be easily made and relished in the comfort of your home!! Made using reduced milk, sweetener, cardamom and pistachios this thick, creamy, nutty Indian ice-cream is a perfect summer treat that you cannot have enough!! 
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 Pista Kulfi


  • Kulfi Mould


  • 3 cups milk using whole milk
  • tablespoon cornstarch / cornflour
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 15-20 pistachios roughly chopped
  • 1 14oz can condensed milk adjust to taste (use ¾ cup to reduce sweetness)
  • 2-3 drops green food coloring optional


  • In a heavy bottomed pot add milk, cornstarch and sugar. Give it a good mix so that there are no lumps.
  • On medium low heat get this mixture to a boil.
  • Stir in cream, cardamon powder and pistachios and bring this to a boil. Keep simmering while stirring intermittently to avoid the milk from sticking to the pot.
  • While the milk simmers, make sure to mix the layer of cream that comes on top and also scrape the sides.
  • Once you remove the cream layer another will form in some time.
  • Keep repeating above two steps till the milk mixture reduces almost to half and thickens.
  • Next add the condensed milk and green food color. Mix well
  • Switch off the flame and let it cool completely.
  • Once completely cool, fill in the kulfi moulds (or paper cups) and refrigerate for 6-8 hours
  • For serving, just hold the moulds under running water for 10 seconds or so and the kulfi should slide out easily.
  • Delicious creamy Pista Kulfi is ready- wait no more, enjoy!


  • The green food color is optional and skipping it will not alter the taste
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