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