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Easy and Quick No Bake Milk Tart

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This Easy and Quick No Bake Milk Tart doesn’t take much to prepare, It’s super delicious, perfect, and a very popular South African milk tart.

Recipe from Nestle condensed milk booklet

The recipe is a real winner. It is a traditional South African tart that is very easy to prepare.  Often referred to as ‘MELKTERT’, which is Afrikaans for Milk Tart, this classic and traditional dessert has its origins stemming from Dutch settlers in Cape Town, way back in the 1600s. For the last number of years, Milk Tart has gained popularity far and wide, with even Jamie Oliver making Melktert.

Did you know that in South Africa, the 27th of February, has been declared NATIONAL MILK TART DAY

South Africans do not need a particular day to enjoy this age-old, proudly South African sweet treat. Milk Tart is present in almost any shop, be it a supermarket, Food Stall, most Market day sales, and for sure at the home industry shops. You will find that there are tons of different variations to milk tart, so this Easy and Quick No-Bake Milk Tart would be another to add to your list to try.

Easy Quick No Bake Milktart
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An Easy and Quick No Bake Milk Tart

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Resting Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Method: Easy


A super easy wonderfully delicious No Bake Milk Tart for you to prepare for the family and have ready in record time.


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  1. Combine condensed milk & 2 ½ cans of milk & heat until boiling.
  2. Mix cornflour, custard powder, and remaining ½ can milk together with and eggs & vanilla essence.
  3. Add to the hot milk & cook for 10 min. stirring with a whisk constantly.
  4. Add the butter.
  5. Line a large dish with Tennis biscuits (use broken pieces of biscuits to fill gaps between whole biscuits.
  6. Pour the mixture over.
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon & allow to cool.
  8. Refrigerate.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 102
  • Sugar: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 85.3 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 119.1 mg
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Quick Easy No Bake Milk tart

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A slice of No-Bake Milktart on a white plate
No-Bake Milk Tart prepared by Mark Belding

Mark Belding, commented on An Easy and Quick No Bake Milk Tart recipe.  

Mark shared the above picture with us as he is a member of SA Tasty Recipes – Saffas Daily Recipes, and now in Beccles, Suffolk and as you will see he’s a happy Saffa that enjoyed this awesome Easy and Quick No Bake Milk Tart.

He made this and commented:

I made this and it was great, it’s a great recipe thanks.  The last time I had milk tart was SA in 1990 and it’s still one of the best desserts ever, thank you for sharing the recipe.


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8 thoughts on “Easy and Quick No Bake Milk Tart”

    • Hi Pamela, Thank you for trying out this recipe. Looking at the ingredients and the picture provided, my guess would be that it should fit in a standard pie pan which is 9 inches in diameter and 1-1/4 inches deep. Please note that I have not prepared this specific one myself, but received it from Feriel, a member of one of my FB groups.

      You can also use a bigger size, it may not be as high, but still awesome. I truly hope this will help. Once you made it, I will truly appreciate your time to leave us a rating and review on this recipe. Enjoy this awesome No bake Milk tart.

      • Thank you very much for your input.. but I like to cut the tart into squares… so wondered what size rectangular dish/ container.

        • Hi Pamela. Sorry that I misread your original question. I guess that anything like a deep 9 inch will work. When you prepared the crust a have it ready you should be able to see from that the size of the dish to use. As long as its deep to keep all the filling it should work. If its a bit on the big side the crust will be thinner and the filling will not be at high but it will still be perfect. It’s rather difficult to give exact size so you have to try out what you have available. I am sure that you will be able to work it on it once you made the crust and filling as that will help you decide. Please let us know what you used then I can update and add your comment and experience here.

    • Thanks Linda – Hope you will like it. Please keep me posted. Just remember that I do not try all these recipes shared here. I share it on behalf of those from my FB group that posted and tried and tested it.


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