A very new and unique form of ice cream that is popular in India is hitting the streets of New York City in its massive competition for the best ice cream around. Most shops and restaurants in New York City have been attempting to make themselves known for their frozen treats, and especially with summer already here it’s not hard to see why that would be the case. Summer is humid, hot, and just sticky so there is nothing better than a delicious ice cream.
Babu Ji grew up eating Kulfi, which is a very dense but amazing kind of ice cream that comes from his native India. He even brought back the molds from the country to make these treats which his mother and grandmother always used to have for him. It also takes nearly a whole day to prepare these ice cream treats because the milk process is hard, it has to be boiled and then brought to room temp and then refrigerated for almost 12 hours. Right now Babu Ji is only making one flavor that is kind of pistachio-like, but according to an article found on reddit and written by Grub Street he plans to make a chai one later with ginger, as well as incorporate local fruits into the deal as well. Gianfrancesco Genoso points out that it could be just what the great NYC needs this summer and for years to come too.