No African meal is truly complete without one of our favorite tasty African desserts.
African desserts are varied and simple to make. Many are naturally sweet and refreshing. You should have no problem replicating the dishes since most ingredients are readily available.
African dessert recipes will tantalize your taste buds and leave you with savory memories you'll want to return to again and again.
One popular South African dessert is malva pudding. It is composed of a spongy cake and a sweet sauce. So yummy!
Contrary to what some believe, African desserts are a frequent accompaniment to traditional African meals.
In Africa and south of the Sahara, the African fruit salad is the most popular dessert and is served across all cultures and regions therein. It's one of our favorites.
African fruit salads are made from fruits like:
The fruit is diced and served with homemade yogurt or milk and honey or some other dressings where available.
The selection of tropical fruits available on the African continent make desserts easy to include at mealtime with little effort.
Traditionally many African desserts are prepared from blend of freshly harvested fruits from the back garden or the evening market.
Also, popular are homemade yogurts like Nuonu, natural sweet drinks such as those found in Northern Nigeria, roasted fruits like ripe plantain (bolie), and cakes and pastries like quaka and Ikaara in Southern Nigeria.
On the other hand, North African desserts are mainly prepared from dried fruits and raisins, cakes, pastry and milk drinks. See what I mean? The desserts are varied, but they are all DELICIOUS!
Cook rice. Add milk sugar, butter and salt. Cook to boiling over low heat, stirring often. Remove and serve in bowls. Sprinkle with nutmeg and/or cinnamon.