Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Rice Pudding


Rice pudding is a staple dessert, but why get it out of a tin when it's this easy to make?? We take the classic rice pudding and add chocolate and cherries to create a sumptuous treat!


  • 50 g pudding rice
  • 450 ml full fat milk
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 drop vanilla essence
  • 3 tbsp double cream
  • 1 handful pitted cherries - fresh or tinned
  • 1 handful flaked almonds
start the rice

Step 1

Start The Rice

Put the rice, milk, sugar, cocoa and vanilla essence in a pan and bring to a boil. turn the heat to very low and simmer gently for half an hour, stirring occasionally.

toast the almond flakes

Step 2

Toast The Almond Flakes

Toast the flaked almonds in a hot pan and take off the heat to cool.

add the cherries

Step 3

Add The Cherries

Halve the cherries. Add half of the cherries 5 minutes before serving.

add the cream

Step 4

Add The Cream

Add the cream to get the desired consistency and stir until combined.


Step 5


Scoop the rice pudding into ramekins or bowls and sprinkle with the almonds and leftover cherries to serve. Serves 2

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