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Top 3 budget friendly, yummy and easy new year recipes

At the Hello Joburg office we have a firm belief that January should not be about dieting. Rather create food with love that is budget friendly, delicious and wholesome.

With the help of Nestlé we’ve selected our top 3 favorites new year recipes for 2022.

Drool worthy. We think…

1. Cheeky Chicken Chakalaka

Serves 6 | 15 min prep time | 45 min cooking time
Chicken chakalaka with rice


  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) Oil
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) Cornflour
  • 1 Can (290g) Nestlé Dessert & Cooking Cream
  • 2 Cans (410g) Chakalaka
  • ⅓ Cup (80ml) Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) Brown Sugar
  • 150ml Chicken Stock
  • Lime Wedges
  • Coriander



  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper and heat the oil in a pan. Sear the chicken for 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a greased ovenproof dish.
  3. Mix the cornflour and Nestlé Dessert & Cooking Cream together in a bowl until smooth. Stir in the remaining ingredients and pour the mixture over the chicken. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the chicken is tender.
  5. Serve with fresh coriander and lime wedges.

2. Marvelous Mocha Malva

Serves 6 | 10 min prep time | 45 min cooking time
Mocca Malva Pudding


  • 1 Can (290g) Nestlé Dessert & Cooking Cream
  • ½ Cup (115g) Sugar
  • ½ Cup (125g) Butter
  • 6 Tbsp (90ml) Nestlé Cocoa
  • 3 tsp (15ml) Nestlé Espresso Powder
  • 2 Tbsp (30g) Butter
  • Salt
  • ⅓ Cup (75g) Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 45ml Smooth Apricot Jam
  • 1 Can (380g) Nestlé Ideal Medium Fat Evaporated Milk
  • 5ml Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 Cup (120g) Cake Flour
  • 4 tsp (20ml) White Vinegar



  1. Place all of the ingredients in a pan (including Nestlé Ideal Medium Fat Evaporated Milk) and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring, until smooth and combined.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl. Add the egg and beat well. Stir in the jam.
  5. Place the 125ml of the evaporated milk into a jug and stir in the bicarbonate of soda. Stir the remaining evaporated milk into the sauce mixture.
  7. Sift the dry ingredients over creamed butter mixture. Pour the bicarbonate of soda and milk mixture over the top. Carefully fold the mixture together. Stir in the vinegar and spoon into an ovenproof baking dish.
  9. Pour half of the sauce mixture over the batter and bake for 25 – 30 minutes, or until the sponge is just cooked. Pour the remaining sauce over the top and serve with cream, ice cream or custard.

3. Sassy Strawberry Yoghurt Ice-Cream

Serves 6 | 15 min prep time
Nestle ice-cream dish


  • 250g Fresh Strawberries
  • 500g Thick Greek-style Yoghurt
  • 250g Fresh Custard
  • 1 Can (385g) Nestlé Full Cream Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 500g Fresh Cream, Whipped



  1. Place the strawberries and half of the yoghurt into a blender and purée.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and stir in the remaining yoghurt, custard and Nestlé Full Cream Sweetened Condensed Milk. Fold in the whipped cream and transfer the mixture to a freezer-proof sealed container.
  5. Freeze for 2 hours. Remove from the freezer and break up any ice crystals using a fork. Return to the freezer, and freeze until firm.

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