Baked Rice Pudding – Dairy Free: A traditional baked rice pudding but which is totally dairy free and vegan – made with Almond Milk and vegan margarine. Serve this delicious old-fashioned pudding with a dollop of marmalade or jam.
Unsweetened Almond Breeze®
January is nearly at an end, and with it some Arctic weather has blown in – we’ve had high winds all night with sleet and snow, and it seems that winter has really arrived here in North Wales. With the cold weather comes an elemental desire to cosy up in front of the fire with bowls of soup, stews and good old-fashioned British puddings. One of my favourite puddings is a traditional baked rice pudding – yes, you can get wonderfully unctuous and creamy versions in tins, but you can’t beat the real thing with its golden brown aromatic spiced skin. Today’s recipe for Baked Rice Pudding – Dairy Free is exactly that, but it’s a vegan version of the usual cow’s milk pudding, made with Blue Diamond Unsweetened Almond Breeze®, which is a delicious almond drink made with Californian almonds.
We are not Vegan, but we do have a very healthy diet where plant-based and vegetarian meals often make an appearance on the table. So when I was approached to see if I could create a vegan recipe for Veganuary using Blue Diamond Unsweetened Almond Breeze® I was keen to give it a go. I have neighbours who are vegan, so I do have non-dairy milk in store for when they pop over for a brew or a meal, but I’ve not tried almond milk for a while. Unsweetened Almond Breeze® is low in calories as well as being dairy-free with only 13 calories per 100ml, as opposed to 31 calories per 100ml for a leading brand’s unsweetened soya milk, that’s less than half the calories of skimmed milk too, which is what we normally drink and use.
Did we notice a difference with using Unsweetened Almond Breeze® instead of cow’s milk? Not really, and if you are keen to follow a vegan diet or you are lactose intolerant than this is a wonderful alternative. As well as using it for today’s recipe for Baked Rice Pudding – Dairy Free, we’ve also tried it in tea and coffee, and I’ve made porridge with it too. This great dairy-free alternative is also high in calcium and vitamins D, E and B12, so you are getting your essential vitamins and minerals. You can buy Unsweetened Almond Breeze® at the following supermarkets and shops: TESCO, SAINSBURY’S, ASDA, WAITROSE, OCADO and BOOTHS. DO give my recipe a go, and if you make it, then why not add a dollop of marmalade (I used homemade marmalade on mine), or jam to serve for a very traditional British serving idea. And for more recipe ideas, why not pop over to Blue Diamond’s recipes page here: Blue Diamonds Almonds.
The printable recipe is shared below and please let me know if you make it! Have a wonderful week ahead, Karen
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