1. Skopas ice cream
A term only South Africans will know, skopas or di kip kip are sweet, flavoured popcorn good enough to eat by the fistful. Khanya’s done us all a favour, however, and turned this local delicacy into a delicious ice cream.
Get the recipe for skopas ice cream here.
2. Jelly-and-custard moulds
Everyone loves jelly and custard, but it has a special place in the hearts of South Africans. This version is a slightly grown-up take on the childhood classic featuring a set custard (the Woolies readymade one works a treat!) and canned guavas.
Get the recipe for jelly-and-custard moulds here.
Americans might have pumpkin pie, but in SA we have pampoentert. Don’t let the meringue topping put you off – it’s made using a clever cheat!
Get the recipe for pampoentert here.
4. Maltabella cookies
Nearly all of us can agree that Maltabella was a lifesaver on a cold winter’s morning. Now you can relive that joy, in biscuit form.
Get the recipe for Maltabella cookies here.
5. Mageu with strawberry coulis
The maize-based, fermented drink gets the nostalgic treatment, which could rival the best milkshakes out there.
Get the recipe for Find the recipe for mageu with strawberry coulis here.
6. Pumpkin fritters
Are they dessert? Are they part of your main course? The debate is never-ending to which we say, why choose? Have them for both courses and be twice as happy.
Get the recipe for pumpkin fritters here.
Light, airy and dunked in syrup – bollas might be our favourite fried sweet treat.
Get the recipe for bollas here.
8. Blueberry malva pudding
You already knew that malva pudding would make an appearance on this list, but we’re switching it up slightly with this genius blueberry version by The Lazy Makoti. Looking for a classic recipe instead? Check out our malva pudding recipe guide.
Get the recipe for blueberry malva here.
9. Telefoon pudding
Malva isn’t the only warm pudding out there! The name behind this dessert comes from when people had party lines that were connected through the “sentrale” phone system in the platteland, when the recipe would be passed on “over the phone” from cook to cook. It’s super syrupy and lush.
Get the recipe for telefoon pudding here.
10. Peppermint Crisp tsunami cake
Peppermint Crisp tarts are something of a national treasure and, because of that, you’ve likely already got your favourite recipe. Enter this insanely decadent cake version – perfect to wow everyone at your next braai.
Looking for more South African recipes? Find our ultimate collection here.