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    South African Marshmallow Dessert

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    Zurie's Note:

    Now can anything be easier than this cold dessert!! Ideal for beginner cooks, who would like to impress guests!! Not mine, but the "owner" is unknown except that it was apparently first made by a cook in a Cape Town suburb. I suspect that using a coconut liqueur instead or orange juice would taste great too.

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    • 1/2 lb marshmallows
    • 1/2 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 cup fresh cream
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt


    1. 1
      (Although I give directions as I found it, I think this would make great individual desserts in pretty glasses, decorated with chocolate swirls on top).
    2. 2
      Spray a tart plate with nonstick spray.
    3. 3
      Cut the marshmallows into smaller pieces, and put in a heavy-bottomed pot with the orange juice and vanilla.
    4. 4
      Heat and stir constantly, until the marshmallows start melting. Do not boil! You only want them to melt completely. Add and stir in the vanilla.
    5. 5
      Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
    6. 6
      Beat the cream until stiff, adding the salt, and then fold into the marshmallow mixture.
    7. 7
      Scrape into prepared plate, and leave in fridge to set.
    8. 8
      (I would suggest using only white marshmallows and not add the pink ones. The recipe suggests serving the dessert with custard or ice cream. Seems to me a chocolate sauce might be better).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 25, 2009


      WONDERFUL DESSERT, & I think you're right about the chocolate ~ It went very nicely with the orange/mallow combo! SIMPLE & GREAT TASTING! Couldn't be better! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup tag]

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    • on June 23, 2009


      I made an African-themed dinner for friends who are moving to Africa and made this for dessert. It was a big hit!! It was easy to make and very delicious, light and cool. Almost like a dreamsickle. Yumm! I was a bit afraid of the salty whipped cream at first but it is so perfect the way it is. In fact, I didn't blend it in completely just to have the taste of it a little more intense in places.

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    Nutritional Facts for South African Marshmallow Dessert

    Serving Size: 1 (148 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 402.7
    Calories from Fat 199
    Total Fat 22.1 g
    Saturated Fat 13.7 g
    Cholesterol 81.5 mg
    Sodium 213.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 51.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 35.4 g
    Protein 2.4 g

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