Rice Cream with Raspberry Sauce

Riskrem med Bringebær Saus (in Norwegian)


Rice Cream with Raspberry Sauce
Riskrem med Bringebær sause.

Rice cream with Raspberry Sauce is a traditional Norwegian dessert. It is creamy, and fluffy with texture, but it is not rice pudding. IT is easy to make and very delicious. You just have to try it.

I grew up in Norway, I remember as a young girl, one of my friends, Rannveig, and I had been hiking in the mountains for hours. When we got back to my house, mom had made my favorite dinner...  Fårikål and Riskrem with Raspberry Sauce for dessert. OH, YUM


After Hiking in Romsdal Mountains (above) all day, a couple of Vikings, my son, and my daughter-in-law) came home and had appetites like "starving mountain lions", and they ate so much that I was afraid they would end up on the floor and not being able to move. hehe

Recently, while visiting my daughter and her husband in Bowie, Maryland, their church held an International Food Festival. The people brought special foods from all over the world.

Of course, my daughter decided to bring a Norwegian dessert, so we made rice cream and raspberry sauce and it was a great success. There was not a smidgen left and we received all kinds of compliments.

When you go to Norway next time, be sure you ask for Riskrem med Rød Saus or bringebær saus. Everybody will know what you mean.

Below find out how I make Rice Pudding, which we in Norway call Risengrynsgrøt.

In order to make Rice Cream, you first have to make Rice Pudding and let it cool completely before you fold in whipped cream.

Cook 1 cup of rice according to the direction on the rice package.
Add 1/2 teaspoon salt

When rice is soft and all the water is absorbed gradually add and stir in at least 2 cups milk and 2 Tbsp butter to the cooked rice and bring it up to a slow simmer while stirring.

Add enough milk and stir until you have a creamy consistency. This will take a while.

It is important that the rice will finish expanding and all the milk has been absorbed to make a creamy pudding.

The amount of milk you must add is determined by what kind of rice you are using. What you desire is a creamy consistency.

The rice pudding will keep getting thick as it chills. Make sure you add enough milk while it is still simmering and keep stirring to prevent it from being too thick or burning.

Once the pudding is creamy and soft, chill it completely in the refrigerator.

How to make Raspberry Sauce/Bringebær Saus (in Norwegian)

Ingredients for Raspberry Sauce:
Frozen or fresh raspberries
A few drops of red food coloring, if you desire the sauce to have a more vibrant red color.
Sugar to taste
Cornstarch or potato flour for thickening.
2-1/2 cups of water raspberry juice.

How to prepare Raspberry Sauce:
Pour water into the pan and bring it to a boil.
Turn heat down to simmer.
Stir in raspberries to the pan - bring to a boil.
Add 2-3 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
Place 2-3 tablespoons cornstarch or potato flour in 1/2 cup cold water or cold raspberry juice and stir.
Add this mixture gradually while stirring constantly.
Boil for 5 minutes while stirring.

Chill the raspberry sauce while stirring to prevent skin to form on top.

How to make Rice Cream:
Heavy whipping cream
Rice pudding
Vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
Sugar to taste. I add very little sugar, the Raspberry Sauce is sweet.

How to prepare Rice Cream
Whip heavy cream until it peaks. If you whip too much you will make butter.

Place a few scoops of rice pudding into a large bowl.
Gradually fold/blend whipped cream and rice pudding until you have a light, fluffy consistency.
Add vanilla sugar to taste. Liquid vanilla flavoring is not ideal but can be used.

In Norway, you can buy packets of ready-to-make, Raspberry Sauce (Rød Saus), which is delicious and easy to make, but I always add frozen raspberries to the sauce, as well. I usually bring tons of packets with me when I come back from Norway.

To serve Norwegian rice cream/riskrem I use an attractive, large glass bowl and a clear glass pitcher for the Raspberry Sauce. My guests serve themselves. This is a tasty alternative to rice pudding. © Copyright 2020
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