5 of our favourite fridge desserts

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5 of our favourite fridge desserts

With summer on the way, we’re dreaming of chilled desserts to enjoy on sweltering days … Intrigued? Herewith 5 of our favourite chilled desserts.


Full disclosure: we have a weakness for desserts that can be set in the fridge for a couple of hours (or even overnight). A cold dessert is the perfect sweet choice for summer, and it’s ideal for entertaining since you can make it ahead (even the night before) and get on with other stuff. Favourites include a good old fridge tart, panna cotta and chocolate mousse …

And with the fabulous new LG InstaView door-in-door fridge, you can even keep an eye on your creation as it sets! Simply knock twice on the glass panel and wait to see what’s going on inside, without having to open the door and letting precious cold air escape.

With this nifty fridge in mind, here are 5 of our favourite chilled desserts:

1. 6-ingredient chocolate mousse

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How amazing does this chocolate mousse look? And the best part is that, as chilled desserts go, it only needs a little while to set – 1 to 2 hours. That means you could be whipping it up by 6 and feasting on it by 8… #justsaying

Find the recipe for 6-ingredient chocolate mousse here.

2. Vanilla-and-strawberry layered panna cotta

Instead of the usual individual panna cottas in bowls, we present this elegant, showstopping option: a layered panna cotta-and-strawberry jelly loaf, which is sure to have jaws dropping when you bring it out from the fridge.

Find the recipe for vanilla-and-strawberry layered panna cotta here.

3. Mocha crème caramel

mocha creme caramel

A round-up of chilled desserts wouldn’t be complete without an old favourite: crème caramel. This custard-based pudding is making a comeback (along with plenty of other desserts from the 80s) and we couldn’t be happier. This particular version boasts a kicky twist in the form of a chocolate-mocha syrup. We’re very okay with that.

Find the recipe for mocha crème caramel here,

4. Peppermint Crisp trifle

Peppermint Crisp trifle

We couldn’t choose between a trifle or a Peppermint Crisp tart and then we realised we don’t have to! This springbokkie Peppermint Crisp trifle is an absolute marvel; we suggest you try it as soon as possible.

Find the recipe for Peppermint Crisp trifle here.

5. Classic Cremora tart

Classic Cremora tart

This recipe falls firmly in the “don’t-knock-it-till-you’ve-tried-it” category – it may sound a bit odd but it’s a South African classic for a reason: it’s truly delicious. (And easy!)

Find the recipe for classic Cremora tart here. 

The perfect fridge

LG’s InstaView door-in-door fridgeThere are so many pluses to LG’s InstaView door-in-door fridges. They’re great for cutting down on food waste since you can see at a glance what’s inside and needs eating, freezing or preserving. It’s fabulous for meal planning and prepping for the same reason – it’s easy to see what you already have.

In addition, the LG InstaView is equipped with technology to help the fridge’s temperature stay constant with three cooling technologies, including Door Cooling. As a bonus, the intelligent Hygiene Fresh air filter eliminates up to 99.9% of bacteria and reduces odours, so your food is stored in a clean environment. All these systems work together to help food stay fresh for longer, so nothing goes to waste. It’s a win-win!

Find out more about the LG InstaView fridge range here. 

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The TASTE team is a happy bunch of keen cooks and writers, always on the look out for the next food trend or the next piece of cake.

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