Quick malai kulfi with tahini caramel (sugar free)

A quick cheat’s way of enjoying malai kulfi with the sweetness only from the goodness of dates and a 3 minutes tahini caramel. Completely refined sugar free!

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Kulfi is a classic Indian no churn ice-cream that is a rich and decadent treat. Malai kulfi is a base of any kulfi which is prepared by slowly simmering the full fat milk for hours until the milk turns into a thick consistency and changes its colour from a creamy white to a light brown. It is totally worth the effort that goes into it as no thickening agents are used and it tastes absolutely heavenly.

However, sometimes cheat’s way is the best way to get around a recipe if you want something quick that tastes equally delicious. In my recipe, I am going to show you two ways to do the cheat’s malai kulfi. One is with the evaporated milk which is easily available here in Singapore and one with the milk powder for those readers of mine who find it difficult to procure the same.

Milk powder is a versatile ingredient to have it in the pantry. You can make a quick 5 minute rabdi with and if you have any leftover, you can make my eggless mava cake with it.

What is evaporated milk? As the name suggests, it’s a thick, concentrated form of milk with a little water content. It is thick, creamy and has a slight mild caramel flavour that develops as the milk is boiled for a long duration before it is canned. However, it is not the same as condensed milk. Condensed milk is thicker than evaporated milk and is sweet as sugar is added to the concentrated milk before canning it.

Dates is a perfect natural option to make something sweet without addition of any sugar, honey or jaggery. In this recipe of malai kulfi to keep it sugarless, I have used dates two ways; one in the form of dates paste (using red dates) and the other in the form of small chunk of dry dates (kharek). Small pieces of dry dates give a textural bite to the creamy kulfi but if you rather not, it is totally avoidable.

Tahini caramel is also an added option here. I love to build textures and contrasting flavours and wanted something to go over my kulfi – just like popping candy on my sugar free masala grapes popsicles. And tahini caramel fitted as dates and tahini are a match made in heaven! 4 ingredients and 3 minutes with no cooking involved!! Can anything be easier than that?? It surely goes as the QUICKEST recipe on my blog.

Quick malai kulfi with tahini caramel (sugar free)
Quick malai kulfi with tahini caramel (sugar free)

And don’t stop there, what I have given you here is a base of a kulfi. Add dry figs, apricot or even saffron to make it exotic. It’s like a blank canvas, fill with any ‘ingredients’ as you like or go the classic way and enjoy it as is.

If you liked this recipe, you may like some of these as well:

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  3. Whole grain chocolate cake with zucchini
  4. Masala penne with healthy cheese sauce
  5. Softest oats and whole wheat sandwich loaf 

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  1. The kulfi turned out to be yummy and flavourful. The best part was it took under 30 minutes for preparation and used all the easily available ingredients at home. I recommend others to definitely try this. Me and my husband loved it and took us back to our childhood. Thank you for the amazing recipe Hema, keep many more coming…

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