8 desserts that are perfect for a braai, according to you

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8 desserts that are perfect for a braai, according to you

You’ve had the chips, chops, chakalaka and potato salad, but you need still something sweet to end off the braai. The question is, what will you have? We asked the TASTE community what the best braai desserts are, and they delivered! From SA faves like malva pudding and Peppermint Crisp tart to classics like ice cream and s’mores here are 8 of your favourite braai desserts.

1. Peppermint Crisp ice-cream sandwiches

The two most popular suggestions from you were ice-cream sandwiches and Peppermint Crisp tart. Fortunately, if you only have space for one dessert, you don’t have to choose between the two. These Peppermint Crisp ice-cream sandwiches may just be the best mash-up since milk tart malva pudding!


Find the recipe for Peppermint Crisp ice-cream sandwiches here

2. Cheat’s malva pudding

Speaking of malva pudding, this one was also a very popular choice. The biggest debate was what to serve it with. Since the weather’s heating up, don’t slave away in the kitchen making it from scratch. This cheat’s version uses Woolies’ ready-made malva pudding and focuses on the toppings. Options include cream, honey, Nutella, peanut brittle, popcorn, ice cream and raspberries – all your guests have to do is choose their favourites.

Find the recipe for cheat’s malva pudding here. 

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3. 4-ingredient brownies

You can never go wrong with brownies! They’re easy to eat while standing around the braai talking and can be pimped up to your liking. This particular recipe is super-easy to make and includes a chocolate topping. Loads of people also suggested serving brownies with ice cream.

Find the recipe for 4-ingredient brownies here. 

4. Chocolate crack shell for ice cream

We’re sure you can tell by now, but ice cream comes up a lot when talking about braai desserts. That’s because there are so many great ways you can serve it. Ice cream with chocolate sauce was a very popular suggestion. This chocolate crack shell is always a fun way to enjoy ice cream, and can be made with just two ingredients!


Find the recipe for chocolate crack shell for ice cream here. 

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5. Jelly-and-custard moulds

Easy to make, colourful, nostalgic and fun to eat – jelly and custard will always be a beloved treat! Take things to the next level by making this jelly-and-custard mould. All you have to do is add a little gelatine to Woolies’ readymade custard, pour it over set jelly and chill in the fridge. Super-easy and impressive!

Jelly-and-custard moulds

Find the recipe for jelly-and-custard moulds here. 

6. Grilled fruit with sorbet and granadilla coulis

Fruit salad, watermelon, braaied peaches and pineapple – fruit came up a lot. This recipe represents the best of all these suggestions. It’s also light, colourful and fun. Grill your favourite fruit over hot coals and serve with sorbet and granadilla coulis.

Grilled fruit with sorbet

Find the recipe for grilled fruit with sorbet and granadilla coulis here. 

ALSO READ: Braaied butternut pudding

7. Classic Cremora tart

Fridge tarts are always a welcome addition to braai,s and Cremora tart is a classic we will never get tired of! Many of you agree. This recipe takes just 20 minutes to prep, then you can leave it in the fridge while the braai is underway until you’re ready for dessert.

Classic Cremora tart

Find the recipe for classic Cremora tart here. 

8. S’more sandwiches

You can’t talk about braai desserts without mentioning braaied marshmallows! The best way to enjoy those is in a s’more (or three…) This recipe takes things even further by adding fresh strawberries into the mix.

S’more sandwiches

Find the recipe for s’more sandwiches. 


Annzra Denita Article by: Annzra Denita

Annzra Denita is the digital editor of TASTE. Eating good food is her absolute favourite thing and making good food is a close second.

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