April 11, 2021


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Peppermint Crisp Tart – Creamy, fluffy indulgence

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If you have a sweet tooth like most South Africans, the popular peppermint crisp tart is right on top of the list of favourites. It is a luscious combination of whipped cream and caramelised condensed milk layered on a bed of tennis biscuits and sprinkled with grated peppermint crisp chocolate. It’s the ultimate sweet indulgence that has stood the test of time.

The best part of preparing a peppermint crisp tart is that it only takes 15 minutes to whip together. And then the long wait starts as you must allow it to set for an hour or two in the fridge. The biggest challenge is to resist the temptation to open the fridge every 15 minutes to check if the peppermint crisp tart is ready.

This easy dessert is perfect for busy mums-on-the-go to prepare on a typical hot South African day. However, this fluffy creamy jewel of South African cuisine is so delicious that you can enjoy it any time of the year.

Peppermint Crisp Tart Recipe

5 from 1 vote

Recipe by Irene Muller
Course: DessertCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy




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  • 2 packets of tennis biscuits

  • 2 tins caramel condensed milk (or condensed milk boiled for 3 hours)

  • 500 ml fresh cream (double cream or whipping cream)

  • 2 slabs of peppermint crisp chocolate, grated


  • Place a layer of whole tennis biscuits in a 29 x 19 x 5 cm dish. If you want to create more layers, use a smaller dish.
  • Smear the biscuits with 1 tin of caramel condensed milk, or if layering more, use what you need.
  • Beat the cream until almost stiff (do not overdo this, otherwise you’ll end up with butter). Add the grated peppermint crisp chocolate, leaving enough for the top layer.
  • Add a thin layer of the beaten cream with grated peppermint crisp on the layer of tennis biscuits, then arrange another layer of tennis biscuit on top (repeat this if needed).
  • In the cream mixture, add 1 tin of caramel condensed milk, and mix. Add the cream mixture on top of the biscuits and sprinkle with leftover grated peppermint crisp chocolate.


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