tropical treat

tropical treat

Desserts in our household are strictly Derek’s domain. As in, he loves dessert “treats” as we call them and while I enjoy the occasional sweet treat, could really care less. One of his favorites is rice pudding. A friend of ours recently gave us some coconut rice pudding with champagne mangoes. Derek has since asked me to make some for him and I happily obliged.

coconut milk rice pudding

I used long grain white rice and 1% milk, but you can change it up. Basmati rice would probably be extra delicious since it is so fragrant. Don’t skimp on the coconut milk by using a “light” can. Use the good, full-fat stuff here! I served up this rice pudding cold (Derek’s preference), with sliced mango and kiwi. It was a tropical treat!


coconut milk rice pudding
printer-friendly recipe
serves: 4-6

1 cup uncooked rice
1 can full-fat coconut milk
2 cups milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

In a medium saucepan, combine the rice, coconut milk, milk, and salt.  Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat.  Once it reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer until the rice is al dente, about 5-8 minutes. Stir in the sugar and continue to simmer until the rice is cooked through and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Stir in the vanilla extract, cinnamon, and ginger to combine. Serve hot or refrigerate in a bowl to serve cold.

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3 Responses to tropical treat

  1. Yvonne says:

    I love rice pudding — I’ll have to try this sometime!

  2. strawberrypiemovies says:

    That rice pudding recipe looks scrummy. I also saw that you had a pic with mangoes in it. I love dried mangoes, they are one of the things I would definiately take to a desert island.

  3. jane says:

    Please let us know what you think if you give this recipe a try!

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