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Marshmallow fridge tart

By December 15, 2022October 11th, 2023FinGlobal

Marshmallow fridge tart

December 15, 2022


As the days are getting warmer, the languid sunny weekends are creeping closer towards year-end, and we can all feel ourselves unwinding just a little, the concept of eating sweet treats becomes more of a norm. Forget the year-long diets you’ve been on and the hours spent at the gym, and instead, prepare to sink your teeth into something delectable. Spoil yourself because you’re worth it, and you deserve it. But what’s worth a spoil? We’ve got just the treat, and the main event in that treat is none other than marshmallows! Marshmallows are one of those treats that are hard to get away from.

We spent our childhoods pushing them onto sticks, toasting them over the braai and turning them into smores. And as adults, we find innovative ways to keep on enjoying them because what could be better than marshmallowy goodness? We’ll tell you what could be better; marshmallow fridge tart! Marshmallow fridge tart is, in short, a sticky, gooey mess consisting of marshmallows and pineapple. With some cream, condensed milk, lemon juice and crackers, too, of course.

A marshmallow fridge tart is the guest of honour at many events. School functions, Sunday lunch, family gatherings, festive celebrations, and of course, sometimes ‘just because.’

If you’ve been looking for quick and easy South African marshmallow fridge tart recipes, you’ve come to the right place. As usual, we’ve got a simple recipe up our sleeve that produces delectable, drool-worthy results.

The following recipe serves 6 to 8 people and will only take around 1 and a half to 2 hours, including the time to set in the fridge. It’s a fun dish to whip up with the kids, too! Another perk of this particular recipe is there’s no cooking or baking at all unless you count melting the butter as “cooking,” which can actually be done in the microwave.

South African marshmallow fridge tart recipe

The following ingredients are required to whip up the perfect marshmallow fridge tart.

  • 1 x 125 ml tin of crushed pineapple
  • 1 x 385 g can of condensed milk
  • 2 x cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 x packets of mini marshmallows
  • 230 g of ginger biscuits (crushed)
  • 90 g of melted butter
  • 1 x teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 x lemon (juiced)
  • 1 x 24cm pie dish (or similar)

What to do:

  1. The first step is to melt the butter so that it’s easier to work with. Then, in a bowl, mix the crushed ginger biscuits with the melted butter to make a mushy biscuit-like paste.
  2. Using your fingers, press the butter and biscuit mixture into the base and sides of the pie dish – this will form a crust. Once you’re happy with the crust you’ve created, place the pie dish into the fridge to chill. This will help the crust harden a little, too.
  3. Grab a large mixing bowl and mix the lemon juice and condensed milk together.
  4. Now, whip the cream in another bowl until stiff peaks form – this should only take a few minutes. Then, gently fold in the condensed milk mixture with marshmallows, pineapple, and vanilla.
  5. Now, pour the mixture into the biscuit crust to form an even layer and then place the pie tin into the fridge for an hour to chill.

What to pair your South African marshmallow fridge tart with

In South Africa, it seems like any time of the day is a good time for dessert. When whipping up some marshmallow fridge tart, you might want to pair it with other treats and delights. The good news is that marshmallow fridge tart is the perfect dish to serve at a braai or corporate company alike – it’s a crowd-pleaser.

Marshmallow fridge tart pairs well with a cup of tea or coffee – that’s obvious. But it’s also the perfect treat with a glass of bubbly. Think girl’s nights, high teas, mom and daughter brunches – there’s really no event or gathering where a piece of marshmallow fridge tart won’t be the perfect star of the show.

In addition to this, you can add freshly sliced fruit to accompany your marshmallow fridge tart. Strawberries, blueberries, and bananas are the perfect fruit to add.

As far as desserts go, marshmallow fridge tart screams of all the whimsicalness of pie and dessert in the 80s, and while this is a vastly popular dessert in South Africa, it’s popular in almost all parts of the world too.

Get more than just baking advice at FinGlobal

The team at FinGlobal have access to a fantastic marshmallow fridge tart recipe and other knowledge too. In fact, our professional emigration and financial services include insight and guidance when it comes to financial emigration, FOREX, retirement annuity withdrawal, tax clearance, tax exit, exchange control, pension income, tax clearance, and so on.

When chatting with one of our friendly consultants, you will quickly discover that we keep up to date with the latest law and regulation updates to ensure that we know what to expect when helping our clients through certain financial and emigration scenarios from South Africa. Our team is dedicated to simplifying otherwise complicated systems and processes that exist and ensuring that South Africans have a smooth transition into their new life and country.

You’ll find your financial emigration and tax arrangements when moving to a new country as easy as our marshmallow fridge tart recipe when assisted by a knowledgeable and dedicated consultant at FinGlobal.

We warmly welcome you to contact our team today for a friendly chat regarding your emigration and financial requirements! To contact us, simply give us a call at +27 28 312 2764 or email us at, and we will revert as soon as we possibly can.

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