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Malva Pudding Milkshake – the teen version of a South African Classic

Posted on August 2, 2016 by in desserts

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Malva Pudding Milkshake

Malva Pudding Milkshake? What the fudge? It cannot be real, can it?

This Milkshake takes the classic Malva Pudding to a whole new place. It is confusing, but so so delicious. A pudding traditionally served warm with custard, is now cold.

I cannot say the idea is my own invention, but I searched the internet for other sources with no success. I know Gibsons in the V&A Waterfront sells a Malva Pudding Milkshake.

Last week I had to entertain a group of American tourists and amongst them were 11 teens. They did a 5 course meal with wine pairing and I thought to do something different for the kids dessert course. The adults had Malva Pudding and a cheese board, so I thought I could spice things up.

Malva Pudding Milkshake

I have so many recipes for Malva Pudding, I have an orange/tangerine version, a White Chocolate Malva and also a Malva Pudding studded with dates and nuts.

To make this milkshake even more gobsmackingly delicious, I added a Salted Caramel Ball and some cream and of course a Sparkle for effect. Oh the kids loved it. The American kids did not know the Malva Pudding taste, but I even fooled my own kids….. and they love Malva Pudding.

The question is: Will I make Malva Pudding just to make this milkshake? Yes, I absolutely will. Better yet, make two Malva Puddings, cut one in blocks, freeze it and you will always have it ready when you want to impress a teen with a Malva Pudding Milkshake!

Malva Pudding Milkshake

Malva Pudding Milkshake

makes 6

Make the popcorn balls first


4 – 5 cups popcorn – that is about 125 ml kernels

250 ml sugar –

30 ml water

50 g butter

125 ml cream



Preheat oven to 180 C. Place the popcorn on a baking sheet, lined with baking paper. Place the sugar and water in a pot on the stove and very slowly heat so that the sugar can melt completely. Bring to the boil and boil until the syrup reaches crackling stage. I normally take a little bit of the sugar syrup and drip it into ice water. If it hardens immediately, it is time to add the butter. The mixture with splatter, so be careful. Mix in all the butter, return to the stove and add the cream. When the sauce becomes smooth and creamy, it is ready to bottle of use. In our case, pour  the caramel over the popcorn and mixed it until every bit of popcorn is coated with the sauce. Rub oil or butter over your hands and very quickly roll hands full of the popcorn into balls. Pack on a baking sheet, lined with baking paper. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake in the oven at 120 C for about 20 minutes and cool.

Now for the milkshake


1 liter store-bought vanilla ice-cream

6 scoops malva pudding

250 – 300 ml milk

freshly whipped cream

six salted caramel popcorn balls




Blend the ice-cream, milk and malva Pudding in your blender  until smooth. Pour into 6 jars or glasses. Top with whipped cream and lastly the popcorn ball. Light the sparkles and serve.

Malva Pudding Milkshake

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One Response to “Malva Pudding Milkshake – the teen version of a South African Classic”

  1. Tami 2 August 2016 at 2:11 pm #

    What a cool idea Nina. That looks absolutely delicious!

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