Skip to main content

Dairy-Free Vegan Kulfi With Broken Wheat: A Kid-Friendly Recipe for Dieters, Weight Watchers, Diabetics


If you have been looking for a sugar-free kulfi, which is also vegan, then this nutty dairy-free frozen delight is for you. It's Mother's Day today, and what better way to treat your kids to a frozen delight than a nutty vegan kulfi, which is:


  • dairy free
  • refined sugar free
  • enriched with minerals from jaggery
  • loaded with the goodness of broken wheat/dalia
  • nutritionally dense from almonds

vegan kulfi sugar free

My dear friends, this vegan ice cream is sugar-free, but still not the best choice for a diabetic. However, my dear diabetic friends, do not lose heart here. This nutty dairy-free kulfi has everything you can ask for in a diabetes-friendly recipe, except the jaggery part. So how you can make it diabetic friendly is super simple - omit jaggery and replace it with stevia drops and cinnamon powder to hide the minty stevia flavor. Voila! The vegan kulfi recipe works equally well for dieters and weight watchers. Hey, did I mention it is a kid-friendly recipe too?

kid-friendly kulfi recipe

dairy free vegan kulfi ice cream sugar free for dieters

diabetes friendly kulfi recipe option

Here's what my research says on broken wheat benefits:

Ingredients for Vegan Ice Cream

1/2 cup- cooked dalia (sweet dalia recipe given in the description below)
3 tbsp or more- jaggery +1/2 tsp more
10-roasted almonds +2 more (if you have almond butter handy, you may use that -it's easy to make almond butter at home- please check the video shared above for almond butter recipe)
1/2 cup-water
pinch- black salt
2 tbsp- cocoa powder or more (if you want to make it chocolaty - I liked the non-chocolaty part more while hubby loved the inclusion of cocoa)


I had sweet dalia porridge in the morning and kept 1/2cup unsweetened dalia aside. If you are wondering how to cook broken wheat, it's quite simple. Roast dalia in little oil for a vegan recipe or ghee for a non-vegan recipe  and then add water and pressure cook for 4 whistles. The dalia will get swollen and cooked.

Now it is ready to be used for our vegan kulfi.


Take almond butter if you have it handy in a mixer jar or processor along with cooked dalia and jaggery. Run the processor until dalia turns into a sticky paste. At this point, I really wanted to do a taste test and was keen to give this a ladoo shape. But then I dropped the idea, as I had completed my sweet intake quota for the day already and did not want to indulge in another sweet goodness that day. Well, yes, I had sweet dalia porridge for breakfast. Remember, my dear friends, I have stopped buying white sugar completely - instead, I opt for jaggery, raw cane sugar, honey, and stevia.

So you can make dalia ladoos at this stage. Remember, it will be very sticky at this point. So it is a good idea to add more of nutty powder or even desiccated coconut powder or even my favorite oats to this mix if you want to make ladoos here and not the vegan kulfi.

If you are keen to go for a chilled delight, then forget ladoos and jump onto the next step.

If you do not have almond butter handy, worry not. We can still make this dairy-free kulfi. All you need to do is add roasted almonds to the grinder along with jaggery and dalia. Run the processor.

Next, add black salt. I have stopped using normal salt these days and instead use mineral salt and black salt. Mineral salt or Himalayan pink salt has more than 84 trace minerals, including iodine, which we get from common salt. So why use normal white salt, which raises the risk of your blood pressure spike?

Okay, so next add water, as we want the vegan kulfi to be of a flowing consistency. Run the processor again until you get a silky smooth finish.

At this stage, divide the batter into two parts.
Keep kulfi moulds ready with roasted slivered nuts at the bottom. Reserve a few nuts for the chocolate part.

Pour half of the batter into the kulfi moulds. Freeze immediately.

Keep the remaining batter in the processor and add cocoa powder. Take a taste test. If you find it little less sweet after the addition of cocoa, please add extra jaggery powder. Else, move onto the final stage.

After half an hour, the frozen kulfi should be slightly set. Now add the remaining nuts on top and then pour the cocoa batter to complete the dairy-free kulfi bar.

Freeze the bars for 5-6 hours and enjoy a nutty vegan ice cream. Keep the dalia kulfi secret to yourself unless everyone has relished the vegan frozen delight.

It's time to take their comments or compliments. Next, reveal the secret :) You are going to get a pat on your back.

Trust me, this is one of the best ways to use leftover dalia porridge. Although I have used the unsweetened part of cooked dalia, this recipe would work with ready-to-eat dalia as well. If you have some leftover dalia porridge, it's time to experiment with it in the form of a frozen delight.

I am sure nobody would believe your words if you reveal the secret of dalia kulfi.
So what are you waiting for?

Give your loved ones a healthy kulfi, which is

  • vegan
  • dairy free
  • refined sugar-free
  • oh so nutty and delicious
  • enriched with vitamin E and calcium from almonds

On top of it, the nutty vegan kulfi requires no heating, no stirring - just mix, blend, and set to freeze.
Can a sugar-free kulfi recipe get easier than this?


Comments

  1. Such an innovative dessert Ravneet ! Never thought if making a kulfi with dalia..this is surely a guilt free treat !

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Eggless Cake Without Raising Agents: A No Baking Powder, No Baking Soda Sponge Cake Recipe

When you are able to bake an eggless cake without raising agents, your happiness knows no bounds, right? This is exactly what I am in for today. What started as an experiment has worked out wonders for me.


I was trying to hone my cake baking skills while learning a few baking basics. Then struck this idea of baking a cake without baking powder or baking soda. A loved one is suffering from histamine sensitivity, and these chemical agents trigger urticaria, which gives me goosebumps. So I decided to go the other way round - baking an eggless cake without raising agents.

You need a light flour here - something that would effectively replace maida/all-purpose flour/refined flour/white flour. I remember one dhaba wala telling me once about how they replace maida sometimes - using a mix of jau and rice flour.

So this is exactly what I needed. This has given me one of the simplest yet tastiest cakes. Please do not change the flours, as I am unsure how any other flour would work here. I will…

Instant Milk Badam Ladoos: Navratri Recipe

Looking for a healthy sweet recipe with almonds? Perhaps you want an instant ladoo recipe for kids. Well, this milk badam ladoo recipe is instant, sugarfree, gluten-free, and oh so so yummy that you cannot stop at just one cute little badam balls. I am sure your tiny tots would relish these melt-in-the-mouth moments as much as you!


Then these cute little almond balls are sure going to appeal to you. No, this is not the first time that I have tried these melt-in-the-mouth delicacies. Tried these on a previous occasion when I had just started doing kitchen experiments, and they exceeded my expectations. But then that wasn't an instant badam ladoo recipe. It was the traditional churning method.
smile emoticon
The milk badam ladoo recipe is different- 


it's instantit's fudgyit's yummyit's kid-friendlyit's paleoit's gluten-freeit's not diabetes friendly please (no sugar doesn't make a recipe diabetes-friendly - please try to  understand what diabetes is all…

Instant Aam Papad (Sada) With Jaggery: Sweet & Tangy Mango Slices

Aam papad has been a hot favorite since childhood. I do not remember how many times I have enjoyed these sweet & tangy mango sheets, though no one from my mom's side ever tried making them at home. After marriage, my mother in law, who is an awesome cook, made these savory & sweet mango pulp slices for me. I must tell that she makes the best mango pickle in the world - which is both sweet & sour. She made two buckets full for me after she found that I love aam achaar.

Who does not like sweet and tangy mango leather? Our generation has grown up relishing aam papad- wonder what all the present generation is missing out on! So this instant aam sada or papad recipe was born after my dear friend Poonam Bachhav had shared her aam papad post. Her post was the ultimate trigger for me to come up with my own instant Odia version. Poonam is the real Annapurna. I love the way she picks healthy ingredients to cook up deliciousness in the kitchen. Poonam blogs at Poonam Bachaav dot…

Authentic South Indian Recipes

Authentic South Indian Recipes
If you love south Indian food, do not leave without checking this page. Dedicated to Chitra Balachander, a south Indian homemaker, the page is all about taking a journey into her south Indian kitchen. Travel with me to her kitchen to savor traditional south Indian food.

North Indian Punjabi Recipes

North Indian Punjabi Recipes
If Punjabi recipes tempt your taste buds, then this page is a must-visit. Take a peep into Anita Chahal aunty's kitchen and see what authentic Punjabi food is all about. You will also find fusion recipes from Anita aunty's Punjabi kitchen. Not to mention, she has started to share OPOS recipes as well.