The Incaberry is indigenous to the high altitude tropical regions of South America. This exotic and delicious organic fruit is not only really tasty, but its array of health benefits puts it in a class of its own.


  • For the Incaberry Marshmallow

  • 200 g incaberry purée (see recipe below)

  • 500 g caster sugar

  • 20 g gelatine

  • 2 egg whites

  • 100 g corn flour

  • 100 g icing sugar

  • For the Incaberry Puree

  • 500 g of dry incaberries

  • 1 litre of water

  • 1 cinnamon quill

  • 2 bay leaves


  • For the Incaberry Puree:

  • 1.

    In a medium saucepan, add the water and bring to boil. When the water is boiling add the cinnamon quill and bay leaves, then add the incaberries. Let it simmer for 30 minutes or until the incaberries start to break down/dissolve. Take the pot out of the heat and let it cool down for 10 minutes.

  • 2.

    Add the mix in to a blender and blend until you get a smooth paste and all the incaberries are completely blended (about 4 mins).

  • 3.

    Put the mix on a thin wire strainer and with the help of a spatula pass all the mix through. Pass it in small batches as the Incaberries have a lot of small seeds that will block the strainer. You may need to wash out the strainer a few times during the process! You should end up with a thick mix that can coat the bottom of a spoon.

  • For the Incaberry Puree:

  • 1.

    Dissolve the gelatine in the Incaberry purée and keep it warm.

  • 2.

    Cook the sugar in a pan with 1 cup of water until the mix reaches 125C (you’ll need a thermometer for this), then mix in the puree.

  • 3.

    Whisk the eggs whites until they stand in peaks and gradually add the warm mix of incaberry puree and sugar until everything is evenly combined.

  • 4.

    Pour the mix into a non-stick tray of 20 x 30 cm and 2 finger height and let it set in the fridge until the bottom of the tray is completely cold. (Approx 45 minutes)

  • 5.

    Once set, cut into squares, dust with icing sugar. Serve with with some baby coriander leaves and some finely chopped incaberries.


Similar to a Cape Gooseberry, the Incaberry is a small fruit with a glossy orange-yellow skin that is surrounded by papery leaves. Once the fruit is dried it has a distinctive bronze orange colour. Organic Incaberries are an amazing taste sensation - sweet with a fine and delicate sour finish. The taste is so unique; you just have to try them. Available from health food stores.

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