Riskrem (Norwegian Rice Pudding)


I’m a big fan of leftovers, so I love that one of the main Norwegian Christmas desserts is made from leftover risgrøt (rice porridge) on Christmas. Norwegians eat rice porridge for lunch on Christmas Eve, and then we’ll use mix the leftover porridge with whipped cream to make rice pudding for dessert that evening.

For families with children, riskrem can also be a good opportunity to mend broken hearts over not finding the coveted almond in the morning rice porridge. Whoever found the almond won a marzipan pig, and sometimes parents will add another almond or two to the riskrem in the evening so everyone can be a winner.

Riskrem is incredibly simple to make – all you really have to do is whip some cream and add a red sauce. You will of course need leftover rice porridge to make riskrem. You can use my Norwegian rice porridge recipe here.

making raspberry sauce for riskrem

You can make your own red sauce from frozen berries, or if you want to make it easier for yourself, you could simply heat up some red jam instead.

whipping cream

Some people like to add a few drops of almond essence or vanilla to their riskrem, or even some sliced almonds.

folding whipped cream into rice porridge for riskrem
riskrem Norwegian rice pudding with raspberry sauce
riskrem Norwegian rice pudding with raspberry sauce

Riskrem (Norwegian Rice Pudding)

Riskrem is a Norwegian rice pudding made with rice porridge and whipped cream and topped with a red berry sauce. Riskrem is especially popular in Norweay as a dessert on Christmas Eve.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Norwegian
Keyword: Christmas, pudding, raspberry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Silvia



  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar (or extract)
  • 1 cup leftover rice porridge
  • 2 drops almond essence or extract

Red sauce

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries or strawberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar



  • Whisk the cream, sugar, and vanilla into a fluffy whipped cream.
  • Carefully fold the rice porridge into the cream. Add a couple of almond drops, if you want.

Red sauce

  • Add the frozen berries, water and powdered sugar to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and let simmer for a few minutes, stirring until the berries break down into a smooth sauce. Remove from heat and let cool. Poor over the riskrem.



  • Carol Remen

    December 22, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    5 stars
    Thank you for all this information and recipes. I am Norwegian on my father’s side. I have been researching how the Norwegian’s celebrate Christmas. Very informative. Thank you!

  • Kenneth Ueland

    January 6, 2024 at 1:27 pm

    5 stars
    I also include a 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom

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