Starting to plan out your activities for this Christmas? What about drinks and desserts then? Rich Products Malaysia has some inspirations for you here. Read on to see what Christmas Drinks and Desserts you can make this holiday season!
Folks get excited for Christmas for several reasons: the presents, the decorations, the season’s carolling; the list goes on. But I say, one of the many things that people look forward to during Christmas season is the seasonal food that comes along with it. Whether it’s something traditional and nostalgic, or something new with a modern twist, both are something people can appreciate.
There is no shame in starting to feel the festive spirit super early. So, if you are undecided on what to make this Christmas, we have a list of Christmas drinks and desserts for you RIGHT HERE. Let’s go!
Puffy Tiramisu Latte
Having a thirsty crowd? And you need an eye-catching drink? Aye, we hear you. That’s why we present you Santa’s trusty and reliable, red-nosed reindeer, Rudolph! This one’s cute too and has a name that matches its cuteness. Behold, the Puffy Tiramisu Latte.
This Puffy Tiramisu Latte technically comprises 3 elements: a magnificent Toppin’ Pride Dollop, Iced Tiramisu Latte, and Choux Pastry. The preparation method for this drink is simple and is something that you can follow suit easily.
The actual extra step here is adding the Christmassy touch to your drink. I mean, let’s face it, we feast our eyes first before we taste with our mouth. A lovable, red-nosed reindeer resting on top of a latte certainly calls for people to take pictures. The full recipe can be found here… and there you have it! An adorable Rudolph choux pastry added to your tiramisu latte can be turned into a beloved seasonal Christmas creation anytime you want. This Puffy Tiramisu Latte is the way to go to give you and your guests a cute caffeine fix for Christmas.
Ichigo Matcha Latte
This Christmas, skip the booze and serve up your family one this wholesome glass of Ichigo Matcha Latte. Did we mention that this drink is also the perfect excuse to use your pretty glassware? When you are hosting a Christmas afternoon get-together for a big group, this drink is where it’s at. With a glass of Matcha and Ichigo (that’s ‘strawberry’ in Japanese by the way), it’s just the drink to get an enjoyable conversation going. We will show you how to make it! This recipe serves one glass of Ichigo Matcha Latte.
For the Matcha Layer (Recipe A), you will need:
- Matcha Powder – 40gm
- Hot water – 100gm
For the Strawberry Paste (Recipe B), set aside:
- Montenne Strawberry Real Fruit Mix – 60gm
- Fresh Strawberry – 60gm
And just a few more ingredients to assemble the drink:
- Strawberry Paste (Recipe B) – 120gm
- Fresh Milk – 170gm
- Avoset All-Purpose Creamer Concentrate – 40gm
- Ice Cubes – 200gm
- Matcha Layer (Recipe A) – 140gm
- Ken Nata Spray – 40gm
Steps to prepare Ichigo Matcha Latte:
- For the Matcha Layer, mix all A ingredients together.
- For Strawberry Paste, mash the fresh strawberries and combine them with strawberry puree.
Once you have got these two components ready, you are all set to assemble the drink! It’s so simple, all you must do is layer the beverage according to the sequence of Strawberry Paste, Fresh Milk, Avoset All-Purpose Creamer Concentrate, Ice Cubes, and Matcha Layer. Top it off with the Ken Nata Spray.
Wait… Hold on…
Did you notice how both drink recipes included Avoset All-Purpose Creamer Concentrate? Congrats to you if you did because it is the ultimate creamer concentrate that instantly uplifts any beverage.
Let’s move on to Desserts!
Everyone’s favorite thing about the holiday season is DESSERT! Our sweet tooth go bonkers all the time. At Rich Products Malaysia, we say when it comes to sweet holiday treats, the more, the merrier. Serve these two delightful dessert recipes for Christmas and watch them put a smile on everyone’s faces.
For chocoholics, Christmas brownies are a must at the dessert table! This recipe features all the goodness you can expect in a brownie but wait! It’s a Brownie Pudding, so that means ooey–gooey chocolatey goodness in every spoonful. Yum! This serves 3 dishes of Brownie Pudding. (Make sure the dish is oven-safe)
To start off with the Chocolate Brownies, you will need:
- Butter – 145gm
- Sugar – 250gm
- Egg – 100gm
- Cocoa Powder – 80gm
- Cake Flour – 65gm
- Baking Powder – 6gm
- Rich’s Portuguese Egg Tart Topping – 500gm
- Milk – 100gm
- Cocoa Powder – 5gm
To prepare the Chocolate Brownies:
- Beat A1 butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Gradually add in eggs and mix well.
- Fold in A3 dry ingredients.
- Spread evenly onto a lined baking tray and bake at:
- Baking Temperature: Top and Bottom at 180°C
- Baking Time: 18 to 25 minutes
- Allow to cool down completely before use.
Then you will have to move on to the Pudding Base:
- Mix all Pudding Base ingredients and set aside until needed.
Now you are ready to assemble your Brownie Pudding for Christmas!
- Cut the brownies into small cubes and place into a baking dish.
- Add the pudding base into the baking dish and allow to soak for 10 minutes.
- Bake at:
- Baking Temperature: Top and Bottom at 150°C
- Baking Time: 15 to 20 minutes
When you hear the oven go off, what awaits you is a brownie pudding that is rich with the chocolatey goodness. To quote Terri Guillemets, “Desserts are the fairy tales of the kitchen – a happily-ever-after to supper.” Of course, you can always place some miniature Christmas décor on it before serving it to your guests for a lively presentation. Enjoy!
What about Cakes?
We swear by everything that this Christmas Log Cake is a must-bake Christmas dessert for you—it’s really one of those recipes that aren’t too overwhelming and something everyone will appreciate. A light airy green tea chiffon cake, filled with decadent chocolate, and then topped with green tea macaron sticks. It’s a symphony of flavors unravelling in your mouth! You might even call it… a Christmas Carol?
Now the addition of green tea macaron sticks might seem daunting for you to make this cake, but it’s not all that complicated, really. And even if it might seem to be a challenge for you in the beginning, we promise you it is all worth the effort and your Christmas guests will leave your house thinking about it. Because what’s filled inside this cake is not just any chocolate filling, it’s our Rich’s Whip Topping Chocolate that one can never possibly go wrong with.
Why did we use Rich’s Whip Topping Chocolate in this recipe?
We used Rich’s Whip Topping Chocolate for this Christmas Log Cake because not only is it non-dairy, but it is a ready-to-whip chocolate whip topping that offers a delicious and familiar chocolate flavor. It’s the perfect sweet starter you would love to have added to your creations. With good product stability and product consistency, having chocolate whipped cream had never been easier! That means you don’t have to make chocolate whipped cream from scratch in this recipe.
Having this delectable Chocolate filling in a green tea chiffon cake is certainly one of those things that one can appreciate. The taste of the green tea truly does make this dessert a great accompaniment to that afternoon cup of coffee or tea enjoyed with friends. Or hey, it can even be the main star at the dinner table after a scrumptious Christmas Feast.
Also, did you know...
The Yule log or bûche de Noël is a traditional Christmas cake. It is often served as a dessert near Christmas, especially in France, Belgium, Switzerland, and several former French colonies such as Canada, Vietnam, and Lebanon. As time passed, other variants of its kind were soon also served in the United States, United Kingdom, Portugal, and Spain… and now, here, like the one you are going to have with our recipe.
The cake emerged in the 19th century, probably in France, before spreading to other countries. It is traditionally made from a génoise (a classic sponge cake enriched with butter and egg yolk), generally baked in a large, shallow Swiss roll pan, iced, rolled to form a cylinder, and iced again on the outside. The most common combination is a basic yellow sponge cake and chocolate buttercream, though many variations that include chocolate cake, ganache, and icings flavored with espresso or liqueurs exist.
Tis’ the season to be jolly!
Now you know 4 recipes to prepare for Christmas (or you can prepare them anytime minus the Christmassy decorations), you are also ready to start exploring new recipes and techniques in the kitchen for other occasions—especially when it comes to culinary and baking, you always want to keep things fresh and exciting! Check out our blog for informative ideas and useful tips! And oh, have a lovely merry Christmas this 2021!