Dogfish Head Festina Pêche Rice Pudding

22 August, 2014 / by Hank Watson

If you’re like me, and love most everything about rice pudding, but always think, “Why???? Why must they ruin this beautiful rice pudding by putting raisins in it?”  Blech!  I found a way to turn that frown upside down! Beer!  See? It worked already! Dogfish Head Festina Pêche is a refreshing neo-Berliner Weisse, with the natural peach flavors woven into the yeast. which makes it, well, just peachy! It’s dry, with a slight sweetness that is fabulous for the summer months, as well as the hot Florida days in fall. This Dogfish Head Festina Pêche Rice Pudding, however, is so good, it’ll be something you’ll want all year long!


1 1.2 cups water

3/4 cups uncooked rice

1 1/3 cup milk

3/4 cup + 1 Tbs Dogfish Head Festina Pêche

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup light brown sugar

1/4 tsp salt

2 eggs, beaten

2 fresh peaches, finely chopped

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp cloves

1/8 tsp cardomom

1 1/2 tbs butter

1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Bring the water to boil in heavy pan. Add rice. Reduce heat to low. Cover & simmer for about 20 minutes, or until rice is no longer hard (very important!). When rice is ready, add 3/4 cup milk & 3/4 cup Dogfish Head Festina Pêche, sugars, salt and peaches. Stirring constantly, cook over medium low to medium heat, until very creamy, about 20 minutes. Add remaining milk, beaten eggs (slowly), cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, stirring constantly & cooking for about 2 minutes. Add butter, vanilla and Tbs of Dogfish Head Festina Pêche. Enjoy!

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