Barfi Kulfi Recipe, How to make Leftover Barfi Ice Cream | How To Use Leftover Mithai

How to make Leftover Barfi Kulfi with step by step photos recipe - After festive season of marriages or festivals over, our refrigerators are generally full with leftover sweets which we recieved in Indian wedding, which stay there neglected for days, for one reason or another, it doesn't get finished. 

Ice-cream or Kulfi is incredibly versatile sweets, if you have left over Indian Mithai (Sweets) from your refrigerator at home, you can use it in ways you've probably never thought to before.

I am sure most of us can relate to this situation. Of course, you can use up leftover sweets in many ways. 
So if you got a lot of leftover sweets and need another creative idea. Then you must try my idea.

I feel very bad when I throw into the bin, there's nothing worse than watching waste away. Instead of letting it go to waste, I decided to play with it and make a "barfi kulfi"...

Ice cream is one of my favorite dessert in all seasons, I know it's winter time people usually do not prefer eating ice creams but me and my family really liked it :D I prefer to make ice cream at home because it's more hygienic and healthy too !!

Winter me Kulfi khaane ka kuch alag hee maza hota hai...yummmmm !!

full concept of making burfi kulfi is very simple and easy to prepare. My granny used to make this ice cream during our childhood days, we all siblings really liked it..very thick, less sugar and delicious :)

They taste like thick, creamy and delicious to have it any time means any season :D 

The amount of sugar may vary, depending on the sweetness of the mithai's. Do not use very old sweets(mithai), otherwise the milk might split.

You can even try more leftover recipes

leftover cinnamon sugar breadsticks
lemon rice
mumbai style tawa pulao

Let's start the recipe of barfi kulfi with full step-wise pictorial

Total time : 40 minutes
Cooking time : 35 minutes
Preparation time : 5 minutes


Milk - 1/2 litre
Khoya Barfi or any barfi(peda)– 120 gms
Sugar – 3 to 4 tbsp (as per as your requirement)
Green Cardamom seeds - 1 no
Chopped and Sliced Almonds or Nuts – as desired

Preparation Method :

1. Heat milk in a vessel or pan. Make sure your vessel or pan is thick-bottomed or it might start to burn. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 min.

2. Keep on stirring the milk and cook till it thickens and quantity is reduced to half. Once quantity is reduced, add mashed khoya barfi. 

3. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add sugar and green cardamom seeds as per taste and cook for 5-10 min. Allow the mixture to cool down completely. 

4. Keep the mixture in freezer till semi solid. Churn the mixture again using with fork.

5. Repeat this procedure 2-3 times to avoid forming ice in the kulfi. Set the kulfi mixture in kulfi mould.

6. Add few rose petals in the moulds.

7. Keep it in freezer for 7-8 hours or overnight till Kulfi is completely set. For serving, de-mould the kulfi and garnish with sliced or chopped nuts.

** I have added 3 tbsp of sugar in ice cream because we like more sweetness  in ice-cream, if you don't want avoid the step of adding sugar.

** Do not use very old sweets(mithai), otherwise the milk might split.

** You can use any khoya based sweet either barfi or peda.

To PIN it

Happy Cooking & Enjoy !!


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  2. These kulfis are amazing and fast to make also.. I had tried them too a couple of months back.

  3. Omg, those kulfis are terrific and i want to relish some rite now, they are too tempting to the core. Delicious.

  4. I can't stop drooling at those kulfis... addition of the barfis make them even more rich. Agree to your statement, that we just need to be a little more creative to avoid waste.

  5. Lovely way to use the leftover sweets in the kulfi, the kulfis looks so tempting๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

  6. We call this Mawadaar kulfi,and popular in my house:) Great idea of using leftover Mithais in the kulfi,.

  7. A tempting kulfi recipe Jolly however I don't think I'd have any barfi leftover in my home. I'd probably would have to hide a few pieces to make this recipe.

  8. A tempting kulfi recipe Jolly however I don't think I'd have any barfi leftover in my home. I'd probably would have to hide a few pieces to make this recipe.

  9. What a great idea to use leftover sweets. Love the clicks, specially the garnish with rose petals

  10. Summer means kulfi's galore and you have presented a very easy to make version. Also a great wya to recycle leftover barfi.

  11. Yum yum! I love kulfi and never dared making it at home. I am gonna have to try this for my daughter who is very fond of kulfi and ice creams.

  12. These leftover mithais are such a blessing Jolly! I have a similar recipe that I made last year with modaks after Ganesh Chaturthi and we loved the kulfis. Agree with the idea of not letting food go waste when they can be transformed into something so delicious like this Barfi kulfi of yours! Loved it!

  13. I use excess badam katli in the same way. I love kulfis and these mithai add a richness to the taste of kulfi. great share

  14. This is really awesome... Loved the idea of using barfi in kulfi.. Brilliant !

  15. There is really no excuse for wasting food when so many people are going hungry out there! This is a perfect and delicious solution to revamp leftover barfi! Pictures are absolutely fabulous, Jolly! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  16. yum yum kulfi's, feels like grab those kulfi's from the screen.. Very lovely recipe..

  17. Barfi in kulfi, wow that is very innovative. It must have made the kulfi more rich and delicious.

  18. Beautiful and tempting for this hot summer..Nice clicks..

  19. You gave a simple and good solution for left over methai. Lovely post and click!

  20. Oh my god.... this is pure decadence. Well done

  21. Burfi kulfi sounds rhyming..hats off to your creativity..the kulfi looks fabulous

  22. I keep making this, it is one of the best ways to use those sweets.

  23. Love this version. We too make ice cream from leftover sweets. Love it. Easy and delicious

  24. What a lovely idea to use leftover mithai jyoti !!! superbly prepared dear :)

  25. Delicious idea. Will get to finish all the barfi and kulfi so without nagging anyone to finish them.

  26. Beautiful pictures. Rich and decadent kulfi is my favorite in summers๐Ÿ˜

  27. Fantastic idea to use burfi to make yummy kulfi. Kulfi looks rich a decadent.Perfect to beat the heat.