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Mango Kulfi, Just 3 ingredients!

This 3-ingredients version of traditional mango kulfi without condensed milk or cream is obviously pantry friendly and frugal. Plus the slow cooking makes it close to the original and authentic kulfi recipe and taste. Just get your hands on the best-tasting mangoes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Diet Gluten Free, Halal
Keyword Mango Kulfi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
freezing time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 55 minutes
Servings 10 kulfi
Calories 177kcal


  • 6 cups milk full-fat whole milk, about 1.5 lt
  • 3 cup mango chunks pureed, about 3 large mangoes
  • ¾-1 cup sugar adjust to taste.
  • teaspoon yellow food color optional


  • In a thick bottom pan cook milk till it reduced to ⅓ that is about 2 cups then add sugar.
    Pro tip: You can also add a pinch for saffron for lovely aroma and color.
  • Mix well and let it cool to room temperature and then add mango puree.
    Pro tip: If your mangoes are hairy seive the puree though a strainer for smooth puree.
  • Mix and do a taste test. Adjust sugar if needed.
    Pro tip: You can also add some tiny mango chunks or crushed nuts.
  • Pour in kulfi container or popsicles and freeze. Kulfi is ready in 8 hours.
    Pro tip: To unmould the kulfi. Run some tap water on the outside of mould. Insert the ice cream stick in the mould and pull out the kulfi.


Mangoes: Use fully ripened best-tasting mangoes for the best result.
Milk: Use full cream milk for a rich flavor.
Sugar: Adjust sugar as per the sweetness of the fruit.
  • You may add little saffron or cardamom powder while simmering milk.
  • If you like nuts in kulfi add toasted nuts just before filling the mould.
  • If you like mango chunks in kulfi, then add very tiny bits as fruit chunks crystalize upon freezing and large chunks won't taste as great.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 773IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 1mg