Holiday Traditions | Danish Almond Pudding

by simplytira

Holiday Traditions

My absolute favourite part about Christmas is, of course…the food!  How could it not be?  Every year, the holiday season is full of delicious family recipes that are specially reserved for this time.  These recipes have even been passed down through many generations.  For my family, our Almond Pudding is one of those special traditions.

This pudding recipe came with my grandparents from Denmark and is actually more then just a delicious dessert!

It’s also a Christmas game with a prize and everything!  I know…the best, right?


This pudding is created with your usual rice and milk base, but then given a different twist with chopped almonds.  Then, just before the pudding sets, one WHOLE almond is stirred in.  On Christmas Eve, it is passed around the table and each person is to take one scoop…the winner of the whole almond gets the prize.

A simple but fun way to finish off your Christmas dinner!  Full Recipe Below!

(P.S.  You’re not allowed to dig or stir to find the almond…I can still hear my grandpa yelling, “No cheating!!!”)

Danish Almond Pudding

Serves: 8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup almonds (chopped)
  • 4 cups whipping cream
  • 2 envelopes gelatin
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Bring milk to a boil
  2. Add rice and cook until done
  3. Stir in almonds, dissolved gelatin, vanilla and sugar
  4. Cool slightly
  5. Fold in whip cream
  6. Add one whole almond


Chill until set and serve with strawberries in syrup

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