Family-owned Heritage Kulfi uses unique, high-quality ingredients to deliver a fresh take on reimagined classics.
Kulfi is a frozen dairy dessert popular throughout South Asia, which has been enjoyed across the region for hundreds of years. Today, Heritage Kulfi, a family-owned business based in Princeton, New Jersey, takes a modern spin on Kulfi, combining the freshest milk and cream from locally and regionally sourced farms with all-natural, non-GMO ingredients. There’s nothing quite like delicious food and treats for the holidays, and Heritage Kulfi is bringing the authentic flavors of South Asia straight to freezers across America, giving families a new, fresh dessert experience.
Heritage Kulfi has gained unprecedented popularity and expansion since its recent marketplace debut in 2022. The brand is now available in specialty and gourmet grocers, natural markets, and regionally focused outlets, including South Asian, Middle Eastern, and East Asian stores and growing. For a full map of locations that carry Heritage Kulfi, visit heritagekulfi.com/connect.
Heritage Kulfi achieves a unique, creamy texture through a proprietary slow-cooking process, and with its South Asian inspired flavors, the brand embraces tradition while creating its own identity in today’s market. Heritage Kulfi’s flavors are built from scratch to be vegetarian, egg-free, gluten-free, and halal. The distinct lineup of eight delicious, velvety, alluring, and intense flavors includes: Cardamom Chai, Earl Grey, Alphonso Mango, Saffron, Pistachio, Rosewater, Vanilla Bean, and Coconut. Vegan and dairy-free flavors are currently under development.
While many brands in recent years have been cutting sizes to save money – a process known as ‘shrinkflation,’ wherein 1 pint has come to mean 14 ounces instead of 16 – at Heritage Kulfi, one pint is truly 16 ounces, inspiring the company’s tagline: “Heritage Kulfi: where 1 pint=16 oz.”
Mansoor Ahmed, Founder and CEO of Heritage Kulfi, is a proud New Yorker, born in Manhattan to traditional Pakistani parents who immigrated from South Asia. Upon moving to Princeton, NJ and establishing roots with the local South Asian community, Ahmed was inspired to create locally made products that speak to the South Asian experience. After a year of development, sampling, and establishing partnerships, Heritage Kulfi launched its full flavor line in winter 2021.
“Growing up in a South Asian household, these were the flavors that made up my childhood. Food is such an important part of culture and I wanted to share my own nostalgia for those traditional flavors with a new audience,” says Ahmed. “Kulfi has been a staple in my holiday celebrations my whole life. It’s not only a delicious dessert – it’s beautiful too, which is great for presentation.”
Since its marketplace debut, Heritage Kulfi has gained rapid popularity, marking itself as a new favorite in the ice cream world and solidifying unprecedented expansion. The brand is now available in specialty and gourmet grocers, natural markets, and regionally focused outlets, including South Asian, Middle Eastern, and East Asian stores and growing. It is currently distributed across the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania area, and growing across the country. For an up-to-date map of retailers that carry Heritage Kulfi, visit heritagekulfi.com/connect.
Heritage Kulfi is now available in select New York retailers, including:
- Lincoln Market locations – Brooklyn
- Westside Market NYC – New York City
- Key Food Supermarkets – Astoria
- Patel Brothers – Hicksville
- House of Spice – Selden
- And many more
For a complete list of locations that carry Heritage Kulfi, visit heritagekulfi.com/connect. The company is currently securing additional distribution rights at select retailers throughout the tri-state area and beyond and will soon be carried in all New York Citarella locations. Citarella stores can be found throughout NYC and the Hamptons, with locations in the following areas:
- Upper West Side NYC
- Upper East Side NYC
- West Village NYC
- East Hampton
Heritage Kulfi partners directly with local and regional farms to ensure the freshest, best flavors of milk and cream, while local sourcing also results in a reduced carbon footprint for logistics and transport. The uniquely designed paper packaging is also sustainably sourced and certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
Heritage Kulfi is a certified minority-owned business.
All rich, delectable varieties are available for an MSR of just $7.99 per pint, or 16-ounce container. To learn more about Heritage Kulfi, visit heritagekulfi.com.