10 classic South African desserts to serve at your next braai

Finish off strong at your next braai with these favourite South African desserts.

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These traditional South African recipes will turn your next gathering around the fire into a truly memorable feast! If you’re travelling to your braai perhaps try the classic milk tart. Cooking ahead? We suggest the spiced caramel-stuffed koesisters, and if you’d like to get everyone involved, you’ll love custard ice cream with peaches and cream.

1. PEPPERMINT CRISP ICE-CREAM CAKE

If your family loves classic peppermint crisp fridge tart, then they will love this ice cream treat – just perfect for hot summer days! Make this the day before, for a stress-free braai pudding.

Get the peppermint crisp ice-cream cake recipe here.

2. CUSTARD ICE CREAM WITH PEACHES AND CREAM

Make the most of spring-time stone fruit with the classic dessert. Take peaches and custard and turn them into something truly fantastic!

Get the custard ice cream with peaches and cream recipe here.

 

3. CHOCOLATE MALVA PUDDING

Everyone’s favourite saucy malva pudding gets a makeover with chocolate and braaied marshmallows! How can you say no?

Get the chocolate malva pudding recipe here.

 

4. THE ULTIMATE PEPPERMINT CRISP TART

There’s a reason why peppermint crisp tart is an all-time local fave. Grab your whisk and can opener and let’s make dessert!

Get the ultimate peppermint crisp tart recipe here.

5. BRAAIED MARSHMALLOW SUNDAE

Top your ice cream and hot chocolate sauce with toasted marshmallows from the coals for a real South African pudding. We used blueberries but you can also use strawberries or bananas.

Get the braaied marshmallow sundae recipe here.

 

6. CRISPY PLAITED KOEKSISTERS

These crisp and sweet delicacies are excellent with a cup of coffee after your braai feast. Make a few extra and send your guests home with some padkos and sweet memories.

Get the crispy plaited koeksisters recipe here.

 

7. SPICED CARAMEL-STUFFED KOESISTERS

Add some Cape Malay flavour to your braai menu with these fluffy and decadent koesisters. The dough is spiced with a touch of cardamom and the caramel filling adds some authentic South African nostalgia.

Get the spiced caramel-stuffed koesisters recipe here.

 

8. FRUITY ROOIBOS ICE-CREAM JARS

These rooibos and pineapple puddings are filled with the fresh flavours of summer. Get the kids to help you assemble all the components for an interactive recipe!

Get the fruity rooibos ice-cream jars recipe here.

 

9. CLASSIC BAKED MILK TART

This classic baked milk tart recipe requires a bit more time, but the result is a creamy and smooth milk tart inside a crisp tart shell, finished with just a touch of cinnamon. Timeless! 

Get the classic baked milk tart recipe here.

 

10. BRANDY AND COKE BROWNIE SANDWICHES

These rich, dark chocolate brownies make the best ice cream sandwiches for braai-side feasting.

Get the brandy and coke brownie sandwiches recipe here.

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