Risalamande (or "Ris a la mande")  

Risalamande (or “ris a la mande”) is a delicious, traditional Danish rice dessert based on rice, cream, and almonds served with hot cherry sauce. Risalamande is typically enjoyed at Christmas time, but is recommended for dessert lovers all year through.

To cook risalamande you need the following ingredients (4 portions)

  • ½ liter milk
  • ¾ dl rice
  • 25 gram almonds (~ 1 oz.)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Vanilla sugar
  • 2 teaspoon potato starch
  • 2 dl cream (~ 1 cup)
  • 4 dl cherry juice (~ 2 cups)
  • ½ dl bottled cherries (without pips) (~ ¼ cup)


First you need to prepare the basic rice pudding

  1. Pour the milk into a casserole and boil gently
  2. Add the rice while gently stirring
  3. Let it boil gently for 45 minutes while frequently stirring
  4. Cool down the pudding

Secondly, prepare the cherry sauce

  1. Make the cherry juice simmer
  2. Mix the potato starch with a little cold water
  3. Remove the cherry juice from the heat and add the potato mix at once
  4. Add the cherries

Thirdly, prepare the risalamande:

  1. Clean and chop the almonds into medium sized pieces
  2. Mix the rice pudding with the almonds
  3. Whip the cream and mix it very gently with the rice pudding

And finally, enjoy the risalamande with the hot cherry sauce.

You will love it! :-)