10 Cold Alternatives for a Hot Christmas PuddingPerfect for a hot Aussie Christmas!

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Hold your horses! We’re giving you a list of cold alternatives for a hot Christmas pudding!

Cold Christmas desserts are my favourite! When it’s over 40 degrees on Christmas Day – the last thing I want is a hot Christmas Pudding.

I find making cold desserts is a better option, and best of all – because they are cold or frozen – most of these can be made in advance!


1. Frozen Christmas Pudding

This is a good Christmas Pudding for our usual hot Christmas Days that we have. It looks classy and tastes divine!

For the Christmas Pudding traditionalist, with a bit of a cold twist.  Has all the taste of a Christmas Pudding, without the heat.  Plus you can make it a few weeks in advance!

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2. Traditional Pavlova Recipe

Nothing says Aussie Christmas like pavlova! This is my Nan’s traditional pavlova recipe which is meant to be foolproof. I think pav’s are hard to make (just quietly) but my husband loves them to death so thank you Nan!  And if you don’t want to cook a pavlova from scratch, there are some delicious pre-made versions out there.  My fav is the Vanilla Bean Pavlova from Woolworths!  Yum!

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3. Strawberry Tiramisu

This is a very ‘transportable’ dessert that can be made in just about anything!  Layers of strawberries, cream and chocolate – yum!!!!

Strawberry Tiramisu | Stay at Home Mum

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4. Condensed Milk Cheesecake Pavlova Stack

Okay picture this – two delicious pavlova’s, stacked together with Condensed Milk Cheesecake in the middle…. OMFG YUM!

Condensed Milk Cheesecake Pavlova Stack | Stay at Home Mum

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5. Christmas Trifle

Christmas trifle makes another great substitution for the hot Christmas Pudding!  They are super easy to make – and are best made at least the day before so the sherry or port has a chance to really infiltrate the cake!  This recipe is a simplified version of the traditional trifle!

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6. Christmas Trifle with Raspberry Flummery

This is a super easy trifle to make – you can throw it together the night before Christmas – and it won’t take you long at all – plus it is damn delicious!

Christmas Trifle with Raspberry Flummery | Stay at Home Mum

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7. Bailey’s Infused Chocolate Parfaits

These are great for the Grown-ups – Bailey’s Cream is a rich liqueur that pairs perfectly with chocolate!

Baileys Infused Chocolate Parfaits | Stay at Home Mum

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8. Raspberry & Peppermint Crisp Ice Cream Cake

You can make this Christmassy Ice Cream cake up to two months in advance – like right now!

Raspberry & Peppermint Ice Cream Cake | Stay at Home Mum
Raspberry & Peppermint Ice Cream Cake | Stay at Home Mum

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9. Speedy Chocolate Mousse

Anything that is quick and contains chocolate is fantastic in my book.  This ‘adults only’  Speedy Chocolate Mousse is just delicious and so easy to make.  Great for a dinner party too!

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10. Jelly Whip 

Also known as Flummery, Jelly Whip is a rich fun dessert for the whole family! The great thing about this two-ingredient Jelly Whip recipe – is that it can easily feed a family of four for only $4! So cheap!  It is simple to make – just make sure you put the evaporated milk in the fridge overnight! The texture is somewhere between thick cream and bubble gum – hard to explain.  Just beware if you choose a really sweet jelly flavour – the sweetness of the dish can get a little overwhelming (ie bubblegum!)

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10 Cold Alternatives for a Hot Christmas Pudding

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