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Saying that I love my kids’ teachers is an understatement. I don’t think I fully grasped the importance of a great teacher until this school year. Watching the indelible impressions made on my children day after day by the most caring, nurturing and thoughtful group of educators I have ever come across, is a blessing I shall always be grateful for.

One of my favorite things about Kenya and Chloe’s school is that they encourage both the teachers and families to share the traditions and celebrations that are meaningful to them. One of Kenya’s teachers is from India and a holiday that is special to her is Holi. Holi, which is also known as the Festival of Colors, is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. For the Holi celebration, each family was asked to bring something for everyone to eat pot luck style. There were a wide array of delectable Indian dishes including potato curry, mango lassi, rice, lentils, (Masoor dal) tandoori, samosas and several different chutneys which kids and parents alike devoured.

I was asked to make Kulfi, a frozen dessert that has a base similar to ice cream, but without all the air whipped into it, so it is dense and solid. Kenya’s teacher said it was one of her favorite treats growing up as a child, so I felt a lot of pressure to not botch it! Kulfi comes in all sorts of flavors like pistachio, cardamom and mango, but Kenya’s teacher really wanted her all time favorite, plain, which is simple and sweet.

Realizing it might be challenging for me to try to make kulfi for so many kids and adults in my popsicle molds (hunting down 40 sticks after the party was not my idea of a good time), I just poured the mixture into individual Dixie cups, placed wooden sticks in the centers, popped them in the freezer and a few hours later they were ready. All the kids had to do was peel off the paper cup and enjoy.

As good as the pops were, the party was even more amazing. It was a blast watching the kids run around, paint their bodies, put on bindis and enjoy a host exciting dishes, many of which they had never tried before. It was a beautiful, bright day full of color, magic and flavor that I will never forget. Here’s to the teachers!

Here’s a few sweet faces that visually describe how yummy they can be on a warm summer day_

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Kulfi Ice Pops

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Servings: 14
Total Time 4 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 can (12-ounce) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 can (14-ounce) sweetened condensed milk

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl, stir together all the ingredients.
  • Pour mixture into popsicle molds or Dixie cups.
  • Freeze until set, several hours to overnight.*
  • Serve.
  • *If using Dixie cups or another mold without a popsicle stick attachment, freeze for one hour then insert popsicle stick into the center, about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way deep, and continue to freeze until set.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 70mg | Sugar: 15g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. it may be possible to make this with SoyMilk, SoyYogurt, and honey. I’ll try that with a thick fruit like a mango. I am GFDF also.

  2. Oh that looks good! If only there was a dairy free version lol 🙂 I have managed to make a lot of your recipes GFDF but this is one i will have to look at longingly from the sidelines…

  3. Can’t wait to try this! Have you experimented with any other flavors? Ie Mint chocolate, or is it too sweet?

  4. Oh my……this looks wonderful for the summer heat in Florida! Thank you for all your awesome and nutritious recipes!

  5. Oh! I will be making these for my husband on Father’s Day! He will be so happy!! I didn’t realize how easy they were! On a side note, have you announced the winners for the last couple of giveaways?

  6. My school is like that too. Apparently it is state law here in NC… I guess it was created due to allergy sufferers, but I’m sure there’d be plenty of lobbying against it from retail if it were attempted to be changed. 🙁 I hate not being able to make Weelicious goodies for the kids.

  7. How cool! My son’s school only allows pre-packaged commercially prepared food (read: processed crap) to be brought in. It’s sad that that kind of food is considered “safer”. We live in a crazy backward world. Thanks for sharing, those look yummy!!

  8. Thank you for this recipe! My family is from India and kulfi is a favorite treat. Didn’t realize how simple it is to make!

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