How to make Gari Soakings (The Best Method)

Making Gari Soakings with ice cream, milk, and biscuits is a creative and delicious twist to this popular West African dish. Gari Soakings is typically made with gari (fermented cassava granules) and served with various accompaniments. Here’s a simple recipe for Gari Soakings with a sweet and creamy touch:


  • 1 cup gari
  • 1 cup milk (any type – dairy or plant-based)
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor
  • Digestive biscuits or any biscuits of your choice
  • Optional: Grated coconut, sliced fruits (bananas, strawberries)


Prepare the Gari Soakings:

  • Place the gari in a bowl.
  • Heat the milk in a saucepan until it’s warm (not boiling). Pour the warm milk over the gari. Use a fork to mix it until the gari absorbs the milk.

Sweeten it Up:

  • Add sugar to the gari mixture and stir well. Adjust the sugar to your desired sweetness.

Add Ice Cream:

  • Allow the gari mixture to cool slightly.
  • Once cooled, add a scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor on top of the gari. This will melt and create a delightful creamy texture.

Crush Biscuits:

  • Crush the biscuits into small pieces and sprinkle them over the gari and ice cream mixture.

Optional Additions:

  • If you like, you can add grated coconut or sliced fruits for extra flavor and texture.

Mix and Enjoy:

  • Gently mix everything together, ensuring that the ice cream, biscuits, and other ingredients are evenly distributed.


  • Serve your Gari Soakings in a bowl and enjoy the delicious combination of textures and flavors.

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Feel free to get creative with the toppings and adjust the sweetness to suit your taste. Gari Soakings with ice cream, milk, and biscuits is a delightful treat that brings a modern twist to a traditional dish.