A popular dessert that can be made weeks ahead of time


  • 2 tbsp instant coffee

  • 0.33 cup boiling water

  • 2tbsp coffee flavoured liquior

  • 1 x 400g can sweetened condensed milk

  • 600ml thickened cream

  • 0.25 cup milk

  • 12 sponge finger biscuits

  • Grated chocolate for decorating


  • 1.

    Combine coffee, water and liquior in shallow bowl and set aside to cool.

  • 2.

    Combine condensed milk and cream in large bowl and beat with electric beater until thick. Beat in half the coffee mixure.

  • 3.

    Add milk to the remaining coffee mixture.

  • 4.

    Line 20cm square cake pan with foil.

  • 5.

    Pour half cream mixture into pan.

  • 6.

    Dip sponge fingers into coffee mix and place on top of cream in pan.

  • 7.

    Top sponge fingers with remaining cream.

  • 8.

    Decorate top with grated chocolate.

  • 9.

    Cover and freeze until required.

  • 10.

    Cut into serving size squares and enjoy!


Tia Maria is ideal for use as coffee flavoured liquior.
Instead of a cake tin, use a Tupperware container with lid to make transporting to friends house easier.

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Posted by RB78Report
I love making this recipe, particularly at Christmas time as I can make it weeks ahead of time and simply pull it out of the freezer to take with me on the day. Everyone loves it - even the kids.
I like to take it out of the freezer 10 - 15 minutes before serving to soften.