Vegan Pistachio Kulfi/ Ice Cream


A glut of avocados and a large carton of coconut cream made me do it!

Traditionally “Kulfi” is a sweet Indian ice cream eaten at all times including, dessert.  This luscious vegan creation however, is made up of only 3 ingredients and was certainly tested on humans! I used green cardamom for flavour and nuts to garnish . With no ice cream maker required, the hardest part is waiting for 6 hours before the ice cream is firm enough to eat. My blender did a great job of making the fluffy ice cream mixture up. I’ve also been experimenting with Xylitol to prevent the formation of ice crystals and it worked perfectly.

To make this I used,

  • Avocados, ripe – 3 large ones
  • Xylitol – 1 cup
  • Coconut cream – 1/2 to 3/4 cup
  • Green Cardamom powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Pistachio/ nuts, finely chopped – 10 pieces


  1. Separate the avocado pulp and add Xylitol to the blender jar
  2. Gradually pour in coconut cream by the spoonful to get a thick mixture, the consistency of mousse.
  3. If adding flavouring, add the cardamom powder in now.
  4. Pour into a flat box and smoothen the surface before adding the garnish.
  5. Freeze in the coldest part of your freezer for 6 hours and scoop and eat!
The Ready to Freeze Ice Cream Mix





I am an enthusiastic plant based home cook and baker who delights in sharing my creations on unsuspecting non vegans, when they least expect it! When not recipe developing, testing or making, I’m found organising and/ or writing, the two other passions of my life ❤️