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Trinidad Milk Barfi Recipe

Milk barfi is an Indian sweet treat made with milk powder, sugar and spices and topped with rainbow sprinkles. It’ll likely remind you of a fun milky fudge.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Set time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Caribbean, Indian
Keyword: barfi
Author: Ros


  • 650 mL full cream milk powder
  • 150 g cream
  • 900 g sugar
  • water to dissolve
  • 1 tbsp ginger (freshly grated)
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • rainbow sprinkles


  • Crumble milk powder and cream together.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • Sift.
  • Set aside.

Sugar Syrup

  • Place a pot on low heat.
  • Add sugar, ginger, cardamom powder and enough water to dissolve the sugar.
  • Stir often and allow to simmer.
  • After 15 minutes or so, the syrup will form sugar threads.
  • Remove from heat.


  • Add syrup slowly to milk powder and cream mixture.
  • Stir the mixture until clumpy.
  • Butter a flat tray.
  • Place the clumpy mixture onto the tray.
  • Compress and shape the mixture to remove any air pockets.
  • Add sprinkles and press into the barfi.
  • Score will hot to create sharp lines to make it easier to cut.
  • Leave to cool, harden and set.
  • Once cooled, cut into squares