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Motichoor Laddoo Gelato

This was my Diwali special recipe but it’s a great one to make any time for that perfect ending to an Indian meal. You can use any laddu, gulab jamun or sandesh.

Watch the festive video on my YouTube channel here:

Try this quick Coffee Ice cream which is based on the same technique.

What you need:

1 cup (250 ml) whipping cream, unsweetened 150 gms condensed milk 2 cardamom pods 2 motichoor laddoos ¼ cup chopped pistachio, unsalted 8-10 strands saffron 2 tbsp warm milk

Putting it all together:

1. Remove the seeds of the cardamom and pound to a fine powder. Discard the skin. Soak the saffron in the warm milk and keep aside.

2. Whip the cream with an electric beater till you have soft peaks. Fold in the condensed milk, the saffron milk and the cardamom powder. Crush half a laddoo and mix in, mashing it with the back of a spoon to release its orange colour and flavour.

3. Chill a freeze proof glass dish or cake tin in the freezer. Pour in half the ice cream mix and sprinkle some crumbled laddu and chopped pistachio. Repeat with the remaining cream mix, crumbled laddu and pistachio. Freeze for 6 hours or overnight till set.

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