Summer is perfect time to enjoy the kulfi a delicious frozen dessert from India. Here is one of my favourite kulfi ‘Apricot kulfi recipe ‘
I hate summers but who does not especially these few hotter than hottest months of Delhi, mainly because however much I want to go in the kitchen and cook something, I just do not get enough mojo and my blog is not being fed with any posts and photographs is another thing which makes me hate it even more .
But wait There is one good thing about summers too, Yes! Frozen desserts, Do I see smile on your face too :). Summers are the times for us to indulge ourself with frozen desserts.
And last week has been a perfect opportunity to indulge in two of our favourites, a semifreddo and this melt in your mouth healthy Indian Kulfi which is made with skim milk ( yes you have read it Kulfi with skimmed milk) and fruits and absolutely no added sugar.
Though I am not much into making desserts but homemade frozen yogurts , Ice-cream , chilled Indian kheer, semifreddo and my favourite Indian Kulfi do excite me. But they are so full of sugars?
Yes! they do contain sugar but it comes from fruit no direct sugar or artificial sweeteners for us (except few rare occasions) even not the ones which are touted as healthy ones like agaves nectar or honey etc. Ultimately at the end of the day a sugar is a sugar and especially so if one is struggling to lose weight.
I prefer to sweeten my desserts with fruits, dried fruits or fruit purees (both dried and fresh fruits). One advantage of using fruit purees beside the fruity taste is that it is naturally sweetened and it adds to fiber in any dessert which normal sugar lacks. In this kulfi, I had sweetned it with dried apricots puree and chopped fresh apricots.
Even if it is completely natural and there is no added sugar, does it make it healthy enough to consume in huge quantities. I do not think so, as far as my food philosophy goes it is not the food it is the quantities of food we eat that makes it healthy or unhealthy and same goes for these naturally sweetened desserts too.
Time: 55Minutes +Freezing time Serves: 8 kulfies/Popsicles
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 83.2 Total Fat: 1.7 g Cholesterol: 5.1 mg Sodium: 15.5 mg Total Carbs: 15.5 g Dietary Fiber: 1.5g Protein: 3.0 g