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!

Christmas desserts are my favourite!

Though the only problem is that most traditional Christmas desserts are baked and served hot!

Since we spend Christmas in summer I find making cold desserts is a better option, check out these desserts perfect for a hot Christmas day!

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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. Christmas Fruit Mince Cheesecakes

Fruit Mince Cheesecakes make for a nice easy and cold dessert for Christmas Day.  You can make them a few days ahead and keep them in the fridge until needed.  Serve with some additional fruit mince or some double cream.  The secret to our Fruit Mince Cheesecakes?  They only contain dried fruit – not exactly fruit mince  – so you don’t have to go and buy fruit mince especially!

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4. Mini Mars Bar Christmas Puddings

Mini Mars Bar Christmas Puddings contain everything kids love. Chocolate (Mars Bars), Rice Bubbles and oh more chocolate.  It’s a novel idea for Christmas dessert! Best of all, you can make these in advance and freeze them – so no running around like your head is cut off on Christmas Day.  #winning

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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 Spice Cookies

Christmas Spice Cookies are perfect for use with cookie cutters, and are Santa’s favourite biscuits! We like doing a mix of Christmas shapes and icing them in white chocolate writing fudge, but you can use any colours. Get the kids involved too, if you’re up for a mess!

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7. White Christmas Crackles

Chocolate crackles are all the rage for kids birthday parties, but what about adapting the recipe to suit Christmas?  Bring in these delicious and easy to make White Christmas Crackles – so easy the kids could make them!

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8. Christmas Pudding Balls

These delicious little balls are the perfect Christmas recipe to try today and freeze for later. They are perfect for Christmas presents for teachers, on a platter for a Christmas party or as a dessert on Christmas day.  These can also be frozen and eaten straight from the freezer….

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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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