Rating: 4.57 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a Christmas favorite that allow us to enjoy the wonderful rich flavors and festive colors of this dessert. It is a rice pudding like no other. On Christmas it is a tradition to add a whole almond to the bowl. The one who gets it, wins a prize.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, bring the milk to a boil, and then add rice. Reduce heat to simmer, and continue cooking for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool to room temperature.

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  • In a small saucepan, mix the sherry and gelatin; stir over low heat until the gelatin is dissolved. Stir in the sugar until completely dissolved, and then stir in vanilla. Stir into the rice with the chopped almonds. Refrigerate.

  • Pour cream into a bowl, and whip until light and fluffy soft peaks appear. Fold into chilled rice pudding. Serve in small bowls, topped with frozen raspberries.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; protein 6.5g; carbohydrates 41.2g; fat 19.4g; cholesterol 60.9mg; sodium 52.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2009
We have this on Christmas Eve too an old family favorite going back to my Grandmother's Aunt. Our recipie is basically the same but doubled - except fot the cream (Grandma mentioned she often halved the reciped though so would be very similar!) Instead of sherry we used 1/2 cup boiling water to dissolve the gelatin and instead of vanilla we use almond extract. We also add 1/2 cup slivered almonds and 1 whole almond (the one who gets it gets the prize - usally a small box of chocolates or a christmas ornament). Instead of raspberries we use a strawberry sauce. One package of frozen sweetened berries thawed cooked with 2 Tbsp of cornstarch and 1/2 c water until thickened. I always tried to get the prize as a kid eating 2 or 3 bowls until I was ready to burst. I still get teased by family every Christmas Eve when the pudding comes out after supper. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2013
Easy to make. Definitely top it with berries otherwise it was like eating those plain-o store bought rice pudding. I didn't enjoy it but my daughter thought it was good. Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2009
We have this on Christmas Eve too an old family favorite going back to my Grandmother's Aunt. Our recipie is basically the same but doubled - except fot the cream (Grandma mentioned she often halved the reciped though so would be very similar!) Instead of sherry we used 1/2 cup boiling water to dissolve the gelatin and instead of vanilla we use almond extract. We also add 1/2 cup slivered almonds and 1 whole almond (the one who gets it gets the prize - usally a small box of chocolates or a christmas ornament). Instead of raspberries we use a strawberry sauce. One package of frozen sweetened berries thawed cooked with 2 Tbsp of cornstarch and 1/2 c water until thickened. I always tried to get the prize as a kid eating 2 or 3 bowls until I was ready to burst. I still get teased by family every Christmas Eve when the pudding comes out after supper. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
This recipe tasted just the way i remember it Perfect! My family always made this at christmas time we had it with Glogg (warm wine drink )mmmmm.Instead of putting raspberries on top we put cherry sauce. Either way its fantastic! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2012
My husband is Danish we have this every Christmas and eat it leading up to Christmas with just slight alterations. We make a large pot of rice plain without almonds vanilla and cream the day before and eat it for supper with a little butter and sugar cinnamon sprinkled on the next day we add the cream and almonds and true Danish style top with Cherry sauce. Nom Nom Nom. Niels makes it for my family in Scotland and they LOVE it! Mustn't forget a marzipan pig for the prize when the whole almond has been found! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
The Best!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2013
Easy to make. Definitely top it with berries otherwise it was like eating those plain-o store bought rice pudding. I didn't enjoy it but my daughter thought it was good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2013
Add 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the whipped cream and this is easily the most different and delicious rice pudding ever!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2011
Be careful not to use too much gelatin. The berries taste great with this so don't leave out! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2015
First I one the almond for my first time in 37 years! Second we have Rice Almond every Christmas Eve as we celebrate our Danish heritage. I used White Cranberry juice instead of Sherry and slivered almonds instead of chopped. This recipe turned out very good our family of forty enjoyed it! We will be using this recipe next year and many years to come. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2018
I did not change a thing. It was delicious. Just like when my mother made it when I was an infant. Read More