Vermicelli Dessert

~Recipe inspired from: A treasury of south African Indian delights~


  • 1 litre milk
  • 1 tin condensed milk (397g)
  • 3/4 cup vermicelli (broken into small pieces)
  • 300ml double cream
  • 2 tbsps custard powder (flavour of your choice we used tropical)
  • 2 tbsps cornflour
  • 415g fruit cocktail (drain syrup)
  • Chopped nuts of your choice


  1. Recite Bismillah.
  2. Mix custard powder & cornflour with a splash of milk to form a smooth paste. Set aside.
  3. In a pot bring the milk & vermicelli to a boil.
  4. Then add cream, condensed milk & custard powder mix.
  5. Allow to simmer till slightly thick & vermicelli is cooked.
  6. Then allow to cool. Add in tinned fruit.
  7. Pour into serving dish.
  8. Garnish with chopped nuts! Refrigerate for a few hours.
  9. Enjoy!