“Save room for a dessert” is probably one of your favorite things to hear! And at Kaurina’s, of course, we’re totally biased about a kulfi dessert being the only truly satisfying way to end your meal.
Whether you’re imagining crunchy, soft, cold, or warm desserts, we bet you make room for one.
It seems humans are fixated on having something sweet before they leave the table!
So – we investigated. And here are some gems we discovered (as well as kulfi dessert maintaining its crown!).
Fun Fact #1: The Name “Dessert” Originated in France
It comes from the French word desservir – “to clear the table.”
That’s apt. They used desserts to wash down the aftertaste of a large meal with something sweet.
So, if you were attending a formal meal in the 16th or 17th century, you might have encountered mostly fruit-based treats, using various jams. Or maybe
- meringues, and even
- some frozen desserts.
Since sugar was considered a luxury item, sadly these expensive desserts were not for everybody!
Fun Fact #2: During this time, [drum roll]…
…the Moghul Empire was coming up with a treat of their own, the kulfi dessert.
As per legend, a mixture of dense evaporated milk was already widespread in the 16th century, but it was the Moghuls who came up with a way to
- flavour this milk with pistachios and saffron,
- pack it into metal cones, and
- freeze it in ice…
…creating the kulfi bars we know and love today.
Fun Fact #3: Why We Always Leave Room for Dessert!
If you regularly find yourself eating more than one kulfi bar for dessert, science has confirmed that having a “second stomach” for dessert actually exists.
This is called sensory-specific satiety – the more food you eat of the same kind (e.g. your main course), the less you want that food. But you find room for a different taste!
So – a dessert introduces new flavors, aromas, and textures.
And that’s why we always have room for sweets – no matter how stuffed we feel post-dinner.
Fun Fact #4 Chocolate and Vanilla Have History!
Chocolate and vanilla are two favorite flavors in desserts – including kulfi dessert – and they have lineage!
The ancient Mayans loved chocolate for its bitter properties. But when it arrived in Europe, people mixed it with sugar and milk to become the sweeter version we love today.
Vanilla, on the other hand, derives from a specific type of orchid that also grows in Mexico. Someone discovered that if you picked the pod, “sweated” it, and then let it dry for several months, you’d get vanilla – the strong flavor we now love.
Fun Fact #5: Kulfi Dessert is Still Today’s Gourmet Treat
We’re biased! But if you want to try something similar to vanilla, yet unique, we suggest you taste malai kulfi. This reveals the purest flavor of the original kulfi dessert.
And if you’re looking for something a little more tropical, why not try a mango or strawberry kulfi? The fruity taste might even transport you back to 16th-century France as you fill your second stomach!
The creamy sensation of a kulfi frozen dessert paired with kulfi’s nutritional value makes it the best in a long line of distinguished desserts.
“Save room for a dessert” today and let us know what you think. Find our kulfi near you.