Peppermint Crisp Tart Ice Cream Sandwiches - The Sweet Rebellion
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Peppermint Crisp Tart Ice Cream Sandwiches

It’s officially spring in SA and the long, sunny days are back. For those living in Jo’burg it seems that you bypassed Spring altogether and jumped straight into Summer! The gorgeous hot weather is perfectly timed with National Braai Day on 24 September. Most South Africans will be spending the day outdoors with friends, basking in the sunshine and enjoying a lekker stukkie wors. I was looking for a new take on a traditional South African dessert for the occasion. It is Heritage Day after all.

Peppermint Crisp Tart is a real South African favourite. It’s made by layering coconut biscuits, caramel, whipped cream and peppermint crisp chocolate. A fantastic crowd-pleaser that is sure to disappear quickly at any gathering! Let’s be honest though, there is nothing new about this dessert.

By simply changing the cream for ice cream, you’ll take the original Peppermint Crisp Tart to a new level. Still only 4 ingredients and very minimal effort required, but now you have beautiful, individual ice cream sandwiches that are just as delicious, and even more refreshing. A cool, creamy, crunchy, caramelly ending to a hot day in front of the braai!


2l vanilla ice cream
360g tin Caramel Treat
200g Tennis Biscuits
150g Peppermint Crisp


  • Allow the ice cream to soften at room temperature for 10-20 minutes or until it is spreadable. Spread it roughly into a rectangular tin, about 20cm x 30cm. Leave a few gaps for the caramel.
  • Give the Caramel Treat a good stir until it is smooth. Dollop spoonfuls over the ice cream, and swirl together to create a marbled effect.
  • Spread the top until it’s smooth, then freeze for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  • Chop the Peppermint Crisp into small pieces and set aside.
  • Using a Tennis Biscuit as a guide, cut squares of the ice cream mixture out and sandwich together with a Tennis Biscuit on each side.
  • Roll the ice cream sandwich into the chopped Peppermint Crisp, coating all the edges.
  • Freeze in an airtight container until ready to serve.

For more Peppermint Crisp Tart inspired treats click here and here.


  • Katlego
    Posted at 12:06h, 02 January Reply

    This looks yummy, I’d love to try it. Please mail me this recipe.

    Thank you

    • Astrid
      Posted at 11:13h, 07 December Reply

      Thanks Katelgo! Sure no problem, please send me your email address and I’ll forward the recipe to you.

  • Astrid
    Posted at 13:41h, 06 January Reply

    Thanks Katelgo! Sure no problem, please send me your email address and I’ll forward the recipe to you.

  • Mala Govender
    Posted at 02:56h, 28 January Reply

    Looks yummy! Can you make this dessert 2 weeks in advance?

    • Astrid
      Posted at 14:36h, 28 January Reply

      Hi Mala! I haven’t tried that but I don’t see why not! As long as they are kept frozen the biscuits should stay crisp.

  • Noxolo
    Posted at 07:46h, 12 July Reply


    This is a Xmas staple in my family. It started when my daughters were young and they called the “Xmas Surprise”- I cant remember why. Now they are making for their children. I like your method of making little individual sandwiches. I’m going to “surprise them next Xmas.

    Thank you for this pretty idea.

    • Astrid
      Posted at 11:13h, 07 December Reply

      Thanks Noxolo for the lovely message! Nice to hear the recipe has been passed down to the next generation! I also like individual ones, less messy 😉

  • Keineetse Pule
    Posted at 10:46h, 31 October Reply

    I want to spoil my family can you please email me the recipe

    • Astrid
      Posted at 14:20h, 02 November Reply

      OK I have sent it to you!

  • Thobile Penelope Dlodlo
    Posted at 13:51h, 18 November Reply

    Wow nice one and time saver

    • Astrid
      Posted at 14:15h, 02 December Reply

      Thanks, enjoy it!

  • Bongiwe
    Posted at 12:33h, 26 December Reply

    This looks delicious, please email me a recipe

  • Jenny Hill
    Posted at 11:57h, 21 January Reply

    Looks divine the resepte 🙂

    • Astrid
      Posted at 09:51h, 27 February Reply

      Thank you Jenny! It’s a real winner!

    Posted at 08:28h, 03 February Reply

    Hi, this version of an all time favourite looks divine..

    Please send me the recipe


    • Astrid
      Posted at 09:55h, 27 February Reply

      Thank you, I’ve sent it to your email 👍🏻

  • Bonisiwe
    Posted at 21:52h, 28 March Reply

    Bonisiwe Mhlongo

    I love it. It is looking yummy. Please email me a recipe.

    • Astrid
      Posted at 11:30h, 30 March Reply

      Thanks, sure I will do that.

  • Bonisiwe
    Posted at 21:54h, 28 March Reply

    I love it

  • Jani Klingenberg
    Posted at 15:59h, 20 October Reply

    Yummy. Please mail me the recipe

  • Gerrit de Lange
    Posted at 18:03h, 22 October Reply

    Please mail me the recipy

  • Nqobile Zama
    Posted at 18:19h, 25 October Reply

    This looks yummy, please email me the recipe

  • Bernhard
    Posted at 19:51h, 28 October Reply

    Hi. Hope I’m not being daft but I’m planning to make these this weekend for guests. How many squares does this recipe make? I can’t see the amount of servings.

  • Bernhard
    Posted at 19:57h, 28 October Reply

    Hi. Hope I’m not being daft, but how many portions does this recipe make? I’m planning to make these this weekend for ten people.

    • Astrid
      Posted at 12:33h, 09 November Reply

      Hi there!
      It makes 12-15 servings 🙂

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