Kulfi House at Kaloor offers 50 flavours of the frozen dessert
The 20-cover outlet is located close to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Recent reports indicate that rising levels of humidity is making the city sweat it out; quite literally. Over the past year, Kochi has witnessed a revival of traditional Indian dessert recipes like lassis to tackle the stuffy climate.
Chennai-based Kulfi House seems to be just in time to open its first outlet at Kaloor, as the summer heat is on the rise.
The vibrantly coloured 20-cover outlet, located close to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, is cosy and sports wooden furniture.
“These frozen dairy desserts went out of popularity when ice creams were marketed extensively. But, being unwhipped, unlike the western dish, kulfis are creamier and melts slower,” says proprietor Smitha P Samuel, as I try the gulkand, which locks in the fragrance and flavours of the rose flower. I’m in for a surprise as the cream melts and I bite into a petal!
As I walk by the display freezers, I notice that the outlet serves slabs, sticks, and mutka versions. “Milk collected from local farms are used by our production unit in Chennai,” informs Smitha, going into how their over six months of research led to finding the kulfi producers.
I forgo their sugar-free choices and choose a delicious dual flavoured stick which pairs litchi and strawberry. The outlet also incorporates western flavours like chocolate chip and blueberry, alongside quirky takes on paan.
An interesting fact about the faloodas and milkshakes here are that they use kulfi slabs instead of fruits, which would impart an even thicker consistency. “We’re planning to add additional eight covers al-fresco,” informs the young foodpreneur, as their take on pani puri, filled with mango kulfi, choco chips and nuts, explodes in my mouth.