Mouth-watering desserts from the MARIGOLD range of canned milks

After a sumptuous meal, it’s always a nice thing when the kids find a dessert in the fridge that’s ready to be enjoyed. Here are a few easy desserts that you can prepare and stick into your fridge a few hours or even a day before your meal:

Red Rubies and Jackfruit Jelly

This delicious chilled dessert consists of ‘red rubies’ made from diced water chestnuts coated in tapioca flour and sliced jackfruit then set into a milk based sweetened agar-agar. It has a sweet taste and everyone looks forward to biting into the chewy tapioca coating of the ‘red rubies’ with the water chestnut within. This jelly dessert is quick to prepare, goes refreshingly well with Asian meals and is best served well chilled.

Chocolate Ice Cream

This deliciously creamy chocolate ice cream has a silky smooth texture. It can easily be made without the use of an ice cream maker using just three ingredients; a chocolate bar, MARIGOLD Sweetened Creamer and heavy cream. Break the chocolate bar into pieces, microwave gently until it has melted and is smooth and then stir in the condensed milk and set aside. Whip the heavy cream till soft peaks form then fold into the chocolate mixture until well incorporated. Keep the mixture in an airtight container and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving. Scoop out your ice cream and enjoy!

Milk Chocolate Mousse

A chocolate mousse is a popular choice when entertaining guests as it can easily be made ahead and chilled in individual serving glasses. This dessert is essentially chocolate melted gently in milk, cooled down then folded together with cold whipped cream. The mousse is then lightly spooned into stemmed glasses, covered and chilled for at least four hours until it sets. To serve, decorate the top with a dollop of whipped cream, strawberry slices, shaved chocolate and finish with a dusting of cocoa powder. It has a light melt-in-your-mouth richness, a delicate texture and tastes amazing.

Red Velvet Cake

The elegant red coloured cake is layered and topped with a cream cheese frosting, has a slightly moist texture and a light cocoa flavour. The recipe for red velvet cake combines cocoa powder, red food colouring and vinegar with flour, milk, eggs, butter and sugar. The cake mixture is divided into two pans before baking. Once cooled, the cake is sliced horizontally and a whipped cream cheese frosting is spread between layers and as a topping. Decorate with a sprinkling of red velvet crumbs then chill for an hour in the refrigerator before serving. Every bite will mesmerise you.

Mango Lassi Popsicles

An iced fruity delight and an after school favourite on hot days! Put the frozen mango fruit chunks, MARIGOLD Sweetened Condensed Filled Milk, grated ginger, a pinch of cardamom, grated lime zest and lime juice in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the mango mixture into the popsicle holder add the popsicle  sticks and freeze until firm, at least 6 hours for best results. A sweet, tangy frozen treat for all ages.

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