Who Knew Kulfi Could Be Style(.com)ish?

Kool Freeze saffron kulfi
Saffron-flavored kulfi from Kool Freeze.

I’m probably going to get in trouble for saying this, and my authentic “desi-ness” is likely going to be questioned here, but I don’t like kulfi. I never have. I don’t know, something about it is too salty-milky-not-in-a-good-way to me. And kulfi doesn’t come in chocolate. Give me some Stroh’s Bumpy Cake and Cream ice cream (a disappearing favorite) over pistachio kulfi or faluda any day.

Still, I was amused to see Kool Freeze’s Kulfi Bars featured as Style.com’s Item of the Week. The Canadian company describes its feature product as a “deliciously rich and creamy … exotic frozen dessert that has its origins in southern Asia” and explains that the Mughal emperors introduced kulfi to the subcontinent. I guess they’re carrying on the tradition and introducing it to the West? And I may have to try this one myself—the Kool Freeze bars come in eight flavors, including mango, saffron and strawberry. Is anyone else with me?

August 30, 2006
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  1. August 31, 2006, 2:40 am Guava

    Not the biggest fan of kulfi myself, except maybe the homemade mango kind. But I am a fan of the cool concoctions and flavors at Bombay Ice Creamery in San Francisco – I had cardamom ice cream there and sampled the ginger. The shop was recently featured on Food Network’s Unwrapped.

  2. September 5, 2006, 5:16 pm Saira

    Ewww! Call me an ABCD or whatever…but I would rather have Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey. =)