Snowballs - a summer dessert

This is one of those desserts which will make you go mmmm at the very first bite. A cold delicious combination of fruits, custard and bread perfect for the summer. A bit of a lengthy process, but worth every bit of it.

You will need:

4 slices of white bread
¼ cup Mixed fruit jam (or flavor of your choice)
½ cup cold milk
1 cup chopped fruit- apples, bananas
2 tsp Sugar
½ tsp Lemon juice

For the custard:

2 cups whole Milk
4 tbsp Custard powder
6 tbsp Sugar

Whipped cream (can)
Cherries to top

Dissolve the custard powder in ½ cup milk (from the 2 cups). Bring remaining milk to a boil on medium heat while stirring to prevent burning. When the milk begins to boil, add the sugar and then remove from heat briefly while you add the custard mix. Stir till mixture thickens and then return to heat. Cook for 4 minutes till custard thickens completely and coats the back of your spoon. Remove from heat and cool.

Combine the cut fruits, lemon juice and sugar. Set aside.

Cut away the sides of the bread. Apply jam on one side of each of the slices. To bring all the components of this dessert together I like to keep all that’s required side by side, sort of like an assembly line. Have this order : Prepared bread slices, cold milk in a shallow plate, fruit mix, dessert bowls, and prepared cooled custard.

Take a slice of bread, dip for a second on both sides in the milk, gently squeeze out the excess milk, place on the palm of your hand. Fill a spoonful of the fruit in the centre. Squeeze into a ball, and place in a bowl. Pour enough custard to cover the ball.

Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. Top with whipped cream and cherries before serving.

Dig in!! :)


  1. lovely, droolworthy and yummilicious dessert.

  2. Wow! What an elegant dessert...looks so inviting :-)

  3. Droolworthy dish..I am going to make it soon...

  4. I loved this dessert and I definitely will give it a try. I don't wanna miss it. It looks so yummy, I am sure I will make it.

  5. Interesting!! Something new.


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