17 Simple Rice Pudding Dessert Recipes

Rice pudding has always been my favorite dessert. We love its creamy texture and sweet flavor.

These 14 delicious ones turned out great!

17 Simple Rice Pudding Dessert Recipes

Rice pudding is a classic comfort food that tastes amazing. This dish is perfect for breakfast or dessert.

The secret behind its rich taste lies in the combination of milk and sugar.

1. Classical Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is one of those dishes that seems like it shouldn’t work. But once you’ve got the basic steps down, there are endless ways to make it your own.

This version uses golden raisins, vanilla extract, and just enough cinnamon to keep things interesting.

If you’re feeling ambitious, use lemon juice instead of water. Or try adding some milk powder to give it a richer texture.

2. Coconut Rice Pudding

This rice pudding is rich, decadent, and absolutely delicious. The combination of coconut milk and coconut shreds creates a deliciously creamy base.

Then we add sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream to give it just enough richness to make you swoon.

Finally, we finish off the dessert with some finely chopped almonds and a sprinkle of brown sugar for added flavor.

3. Chocolate Homemade Rice Pudding

This dessert is like eating a warm hug. And while it might seem like something out of a fairy tale, this sweet treat is actually easy enough for even beginners to make.

You just need some basic ingredients including milk, sugar, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, butter, and rice pudding mix.

Once everything is combined, let it simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.

Then, take it off the heat and stir in some melted chocolate and chopped nuts.

4. Risalamande (Danish) Rice Pudding

This dessert combines a few different ingredients into one delicious treat. While many people are familiar with traditional rice pudding, there are plenty of variations out there.

This particular version uses almond milk, coconut milk, and vanilla extract to add a little extra flavor.

But don’t let those ingredients fool you; this dish packs a punch.

Once finished baking, the pudding is served warm, garnished with whipped cream, and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

5. Creamy Vegan Rice Pudding

This rice pudding uses almond milk, coconut milk, cashew butter, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and a few other ingredients.

And while the rice pudding looks like a typical version of the dish, there are a couple of key differences.

For one thing, the rice pudding contains no sugar, and it’s completely free of animal products.

6. Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding

This pumpkin rice pudding recipe is perfect for enjoying at any time, regardless of what season you’re in.

It’s packed full of flavor thanks to the addition of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.

And since it’s crafted from simple, wholesome ingredients like brown rice, coconut milk, almond milk, pumpkin purée, and spices, it’ll taste just as good at breakfast as it will at dinnertime.

7. Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

This pudding is light, fluffy, creamy, and delicious. And it takes about 30 minutes to make.

A few tips: You’ll want to use a medium saucepan because you’re going to cook the rice pudding over low heat.

Don’t fill the pan more than half full; otherwise, the pudding won’t boil properly.

Also, don’t stir the pudding while cooking. This could cause the pudding to break apart. Once cooked, let the pudding stand for 5 minutes before serving.

8. Rice Pudding Using Leftover Rice

You know how sometimes you make too much rice for one meal, and then you end up having leftover rice for another meal?

Well, we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to throw out that extra rice.

You can use it to make this delicious dessert called rice pudding.

This recipe uses just enough rice to thicken the milk into a thick pudding consistency, and it tastes great warm or cold.

9. Rice Pudding Style Muffins

Rice pudding muffins are one of our favorite desserts because they’re easy to whip up and delicious.

This recipe uses brown rice flour, which gives the muffins a nutty flavor. They’re perfect for breakfast or dessert. You could even serve them warm with ice cream.

10. Banana Mochi Chocolate Rice Pudding

This chocolate dessert is perfect for the holiday season.

And since we’re talking about holidays, let us tell you about our favorite holiday tradition: eating chocolate and bananas every day for a week straight.

Just make sure you add some vanilla extract and milk powder, and maybe even a few drops of liquid stevia.

You can find mochi rice cakes at Asian markets, specialty grocery stores, and online retailers.

The best part about this dish is that it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, egg-free, and vegan. Plus, it’s packed with antioxidants thanks to dark cocoa powder.

11. Sticky Rice Cakes

Red bean paste is one of our favorite things about Korean food. It’s sweet, salty, sour, and savory all at once. This sticky rice cake is no exception. You won’t believe how delicious it is.

Red bean paste is one of those foods that seems to be everywhere in Asia. You see it in stir-fries, soups, salads, and even desserts.

But what makes red bean paste so special? There are many different varieties of red bean paste around the world, but the most common type is called gochujang in Korean.

12. Mango Sticky Rice

This sticky rice dish is one of our favorites. It’s easy to make, delicious, and very versatile.

You’ll need to cook the white rice in water first, and then add it to the palm sugar mixture.

Then mix it together and let it cool down. Once cooled, pour it into a bowl and add some sliced mangoes. Serve immediately.

13. Cinnamon Sweet Mexican Rice

Rice pudding is one of those dishes that most people know how to make, but few understand why we love it so much.

There are many different types of rice puddings around the world, but some of the best ones use evaporated milk instead of regular milk.

This recipe uses both kinds of milk, making it extra creamy and delicious. Add cinnamon and sugar to taste.

Rice pudding is one of those desserts that everyone loves — even people who don’t normally eat sweets.

But there are some variations you might not know about. This recipe uses sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract for a sweet treat that goes beyond the norm.

14. Guyanese Rice

Also known as kheer, rice pudding is a dessert that originated in India and has been adopted across many cultures.

In Guyana, it’s typically made using leftover rice grains leftovers from the mill. This sweet rice recipe is beloved there, where it’s often called “rice pap.”

This recipe adds clove and cardamom, making it a great dessert option for those looking for something different.

15. Brown Rice Pudding

This breakfast rice pudding recipe uses short-grain brown rice, which cooks up creamy and delicious.

You’ll find that it takes less than half the amount of milk you’d use for regular white rice pudding. It’s also easy enough to make that even kids can help out.

16. Date And Rice Cookies

These cookies are super easy to make and taste great too. They have lots of flavor without being overly sweet.

You could easily swap out the dates for raisins or even add some dried cranberries.

We like to make our cookies extra special because we’re a big fan of date flavors, especially chocolate and caramel.

This recipe uses both of those ingredients along with puffed rice cereal for added crunch.

You could easily swap out the puffed rice cereal for another type of crispy treats such as sweetened coconut flakes or crushed corn chips.

17. Italian Rice Pie

The best part about this dessert is how easy it is to make. You don’t even need a special kitchen utensil; just mix everything together in a bowl.

This pie tastes great served warm, but we think it’s even more delicious chilled. Just slice it up and serve it straight out of the fridge.

Final Thoughts

Making your own homemade rice pudding is an incredibly satisfying experience. It’s so much easier than buying it from the store, and you get to control exactly what goes into it.

Plus, there’s nothing better than having something comforting and delicious waiting when you walk through the door after a hard day at work.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Exactly Is Rice Pudding?

Rice pudding is a thick and rich dessert made out of long-grain white rice cooked in milk until the liquid turns into a creamy consistency.

There are many variations of rice pudding, depending on where you live and what ingredients you prefer. In the United States, we typically use regular old brown rice, while in Asia, people often use sticky jasmine rice.

The most common flavorings used in rice pudding include vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.

Other flavors like chocolate, ginger, mango, and even coffee are added to many different types of rice puddings. Some versions of rice pudding contain raisins, almonds, coconut, or candies.

17 Simple Rice Pudding Dessert Recipes

17 Simple Rice Pudding Dessert Recipes

Recipe by Jenna

Rice desserts are simple and easy, and sometimes that’s just what you want when looking for the right dessert. So, today we have 17 of the best ones for you!

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