Hey Inzozi Nziza… what’s cooking?

If this looks like serious business, that’s because it is… it’s one of our new recipe sessions!

Regular visitors to Butare will know all about Inzozi Nziza’s wide product range. We don’t just make ice cream – we also sell cookies, cakes and loads more – and perfecting our recipes is one of the perks of the job.

Cookie time

Chocolate chip (top) and snickerdoodle cookies, fresh from the oven

We started with cakes, offering banana and carrot cake everyday. We now offer two types of cookies: chocolate chip and snickerdoodle (sugar cookies for those outside of the US). Though cookies are commonly made in Europe and North America, no one in Rwanda makes fresh cookies. Even in Kigali, all we’ve found were boxed and imported. So now it’s our turn!

Ice cream parfait
What do you do with warm, gooey, chocolate cake? Make ice cream parfaits, of course! Our newest special combines layers of our homemade chocolate cake with our very own, Inzozi Nziza ice cream.

Mocha ice cream and chocolate cake - the perfect parfait!

Our parfaits are every bit as tasty as they look (maybe more). Also in the machine: pineapple and, of course… chocolate!

Bananas foster
Yes, the special treat from New Orleans has made it to our corner of Rwanda – how could we not combine two of our favorite things, ice cream and bananas?! All new recipes are first tested in our kitchen (usually a few times). We’re going through a few recipes right now, but here’s our favorite:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
4 firm ripe bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise
1/4 cup dark rum
Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Tossing bananas in the sugar and butter mix

Melt the sugar and butter together until melted and a little brown. Add bananas, halved, scooping the butter mix over the top. After 2 – 3 minutes, flip the bananas and cook another 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the alcohol (we use Grand Marnier from Mauritius) and place on the heat for another 10 – 15 seconds. Serve immediately by placing first the bananas, then ice cream and drizzling the sauce on top.

So far, we’ve made it with vanilla, pineapple, and chocolate ice cream … all are great!

The combination of hot and cold can take a little while to get used to...

...but it has become a firm favorite!

Like the look of our ice cream, cakes and cookies? Then come and see us!

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