Fancy dessert, made simple

Serving something fancy needn’t take a lot of work. Presentation also counts for a lot of the impression people have of their food.

Presentation can elevate a simple comfort food into something a little more elegant

Serving something fancy needn’t take a lot of work. Presentation also counts for a lot of the impression people have of their food.

A fancy dessert made of rice pudding? Serve this one in clear coffee cups, and garnish — and you’ve got a lovely dessert from a simple comfort food.

This simple-to-make pudding can also be prepared ahead of time.

If chilled, stir and reheat pudding in microwave-safe bowl for two to three minutes or until warm. Then garnish and serve.

Cappuccino Rice Pudding Cups

750 ml (3 cups) cooked medium- or long-grain white rice

500 ml (2 cups) whole or 2 per cent milk

425 ml (1 3/4 cup) sweetened condensed milk

15 ml (1 tbsp) instant coffee granules


Sweetened whipped cream

Ground cinnamon

Chocolate shavings

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine rice, milk and condensed milk, bringing just to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook for 20 minutes, stirring frequently or until thickened.

Remove from heat, stir in instant coffee granules until dissolved. Let cool slightly.

Spoon equal amounts of warm rice pudding into 8 small coffee cups.

Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon and with chocolate shavings, if desired.

Makes 8 servings.


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