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Thandai ice cream Recipe

Thandai ice cream is a popular Indian Dessert
Author :
On :
Friday, 22 April, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Chilled or Frozen Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
6 hours
Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 1 litre - full fat Milk
  • 300g - Sugar
  • 20g - Corn flour
  • 300g - Cream
  • few strands of Saffron
  • To be ground finely:
  • 1/4 cup - Almonds
  • 2 tbsp - Poppy Seeds (khus khus)
  • 2 tbsp - Fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Cardamom powder
  • 20 - White peppercorns
  • How to Make Thandai ice cream:

    1. Dissolve the corn flour in 1/4 cup of cold milk. Keep aside.
    2. Dissolve the saffron in 2 tbsp of warm milk. Keep aside.
    3. Place the rest of the milk in a heavy bottom pan and bring it to a boil.
    4. Add the sugar and simmer for 5 mins.
    5. Add the dissolved corn flour and simmer for another 5 mins, while stirring continuously, till it is of a coating consistency.
    6. Remove from the fire and allow it to cool completely.
    7. Add the thandai flavouring to the milk.
    8. Strain the mixture through a sieve.
    9. Add the cream and dissolved saffron to the milk mixture. Mix well.
    10. Pour the mixture into a shallow freezer-proof dish and freeze till slushy.
    11. Remove and whisk until smooth and creamy.
    12. Freeze again until firm for about 4 to 6 hours.


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