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!
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 flaked almonds in a hot pan and take off the heat to cool.
Halve the cherries. Add half of the cherries 5 minutes before serving.
Add the cream to get the desired consistency and stir until combined.
Scoop the rice pudding into ramekins or bowls and sprinkle with the almonds and leftover cherries to serve. Serves 2