This delicious liqueur is inspired on one of the most famous desserts in Portugal the Arroz Doce. A rice pudding cream liquor made in São Miguel, in the Azores Island that will surprise and delight you and your guests, as it blends fresh dairy sweet cream, rice, a touch of cinnamon and alcohol. You can sprinkle it with cinnamon and serve chilled. Refrigerate after open it.
We owe the rice cultivation to the Moors, since the VII/VIII century. The name (ar-ruz – to our spelling “arroz”) seems to confirm this.
But it was only in the 16th century that its fame arrives. The rice flour white desserts of nobility banquets gave place to the rice pudding sold by the women, on the streets of Lisbon - our delicious rice pudding!
The Portuguese style rice dessert "à Portuguesa"
The first citation of rice in a Portuguese recipe can be found in the Infanta D. Maria (1538-1577) recipe book. The initial recipe is from Caderno dos Manjares de Leite and refers to Manjar-branco, whose rice is transformed into flour to give consistency to the sweet. Another is the Tigelada de leite, which presents the variation of making rice cooked with milk, probably this is the recipe that gave rise to the nowadays rice pudding – Arroz Doce - that delights us so much and was taken to other countries, with the designation “ Portuguesa ”.