Nolen Gur Kulfi (Date Palm Jaggery Creamsicles)

Nolen Gur Kulfi (Date Palm Jaggery Creamsicles) | Playful Cooking

There are a few things in my life that I find particularly calming. Walking on the beach while soaking my feet, watching rain from a cozy couch and ever since I started photography, painting backdrops for my food shots. I always loved sketching and painting but somehow, I never really got to polish that hobby. Over the period of time, life caught up and that hobby just died. When I started creating backdrops for food photography, I realized how much I enjoy the entire process. I start with one board and then I find it difficult to stop. After a couple of hours, my hands are colorfully chaotic and all my backdrops gets brand new look.

Nolen Gur Kulfi (Date Palm Jaggery Creamsicles) | Playful Cooking

Nolen Gur Kulfi (Date Palm Jaggery Creamsicles) | Playful Cooking

Of course, these days I can’t get lost as Avyan keeps reminding me that he is around to either help me brush or squeeze more paint or worse, tasting some of those shades. No kidding!

This blue board materialized on a rainy day. Avyan had a short half hour nap and we couldn’t go out for walk. I was tired of playing with him or watching rhymes. I just needed something therapeutic. So, with my little elf, I started working on this board and he kept guiding me with his tiny finger if I missed out a spot. He is turning into a perfectionist, like his Dad.

Nolen Gur Kulfi (Date Palm Jaggery Creamsicles) | Playful Cooking

Nolen Gur Kulfi (Date Palm Jaggery Creamsicles) | Playful Cooking

I was so hopelessly in love with the end result of this particular backdrop that I had to put some food on and bring my camera out. The next hour turned messier as I photographed these Kulfi (Creamsicles). I was lost in the hues, captured too many shots and Avyan was busy playing with the ice cubes. In between, he would poke his finger on the Kulfi, lick it clean and say ‘mamma.. yummy tasty’ with bum shaking dance. We call it the yummy-dance. He sure does entertain me all the time.

Nolen Gur Kulfi (Date Palm Jaggery Creamsicles) | Playful Cooking

Nolen Gur Kulfi (Date Palm Jaggery Creamsicles) | Playful Cooking

Last year, I had shared one of my favorite ice cream flavors and spoke a lot about my love for date palm jaggery. This year, once again, my parents sent two ginormous box of the same jaggery and we have been indulging a lot. Kulfi (Creamsicles) might not be the right kind of treat on rainy days but we went for it anyway!

Nolen Gur Kulfi (Date Palm Jaggery Creamsicles)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Nolen Gur Kulfi (Date Palm Jaggery Creamsicles)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ cup jaggery (I used date palm, but you can try any other flavor)

Directions

  • Whisk egg yolk in a bowl until smooth.
  • In a saucepan, pour cream, whole milk and bring it almost boil.
  • Pour ¼ cup of warm cream from the saucepan to egg yolk, whisking at the same time.
  • Next, pour the egg mixture back to the saucepan. Put it back on stove, add jaggery, mix well and let it simmer for 5 minutes or until it looks thick like custard.
  • Once done, let it cool at room temperature and then pour in kulfi molds/popsicle molds.
  • Let it set in the freezer.

Notes

The jaggery that I used was in semi liquid form. If you choose to use a different kind of jaggery that is solid, just grate it and then add it to the custard.

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Divine. Sinful. Criminal. Did you guys eat up all of these?

Kankana Saxena says:

Arvind LOVES kulfi, I am not much of a fan of kulfi or ice cream that much. So you can imagine, who ate it all LOL! I still have lot of gur in the freezer, can’t decide should I make kheer once again or try sandesh.

Very rich, creamy and tempting!

Anindya says:

Great Post . So how many boards do you have in total and how many times a board can be repainted ?

Kankana Saxena says:

Thanks 🙂 I have three boards and few tiny ones LOL! I paint these at least once in couple months. But some boards I don’t repaint a lot. Just leave it with some neutral shades.

So pretty Kankana. I love to paint also and have so many dibs and dabs of paint that I should turn them into a board. thanks for that idea and these wonderful creamsicles!