This Crock Pot Rice Pudding transforms ordinary rice into a creamy masterpiece, delivering a spoonful of warm and delightful nostalgia in every bite.

Slow Cooker Coconut Rice Pudding | Kita Roberts
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Looking for creamy rice pudding made in a crock pot? 

This comforting dessert is super easy to make. All you have to do is dump your ingredients into a slow cooker, and you can make this creamy treat for a chilly day!

Just like this slow cooker banana oatmeal and slow cooker apple cinnamon oatmeal, this rice pudding recipe benefits from slow cooking for hours, resulting in extra creaminess. With rich and comforting flavors, this homemade dessert feels like a warm hug. 

What Rice Pudding?

Originating in ancient China, rice pudding has become a staple in many households throughout the world as a comfort food. From Spain to Asia to India, tons of rice pudding variations exist, each with its own unique twist. This rice pudding recipe, for example, is reminiscent of an Indian rice pudding, as it's made with coconut milk and garam masala. These ingredients are staples in India and make the perfect comforting base for this recipe. 

Why you'll love this recipe

The convenience of a crockpot means minimal hands-on time, making it an ideal choice for busy individuals or anyone seeking a fuss-free dessert option. Plus, this recipe isn't super sweet, making it an ideal option for those who don't have a huge sweet tooth but still want to indulge.


  • Medium grain white rice: The base for this recipe. 
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Light coconut milk: Adds a rich, creamy consistency and adds a subtle coconut flavor.
  • Vanilla
  • Sugar: Sweetens the rice pudding. You could also use brown sugar for a deeper flavor. 
  • Garam masala: Garam masala is an Indian spice blend. This adds a true comfort food feel to this delicious pudding.

How to Make This Easy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding Recipe 

First, coat the inside of your slow cooker with non-stick spray. Next, pour in the uncooked rice and add the salt. 

In a saucepan, bring the water, coconut milk, and sugar to a boil, ensuring to whisk for proper combination. Now, pour this coconut mixture over the rice in the slow cooker. Cover it up and let it cook on the high setting for 2 hours. 

Afterward, remove the lid and stir in the vanilla and garam masala. Finally, ladle the rice pudding into bowls and get creative with different toppings—whether it's chopped pistachios, orange zest, fresh fruit, cinnamon sticks, rum-soaked raisins, toasted shredded coconut, or any other additions you desire.

Expert Recipe Tips 

  • Swap out the coconut milk for almond milk, oat milk, or even regular milk if you like. 
  • Add as much or as little milk, depending on your desired consistency. 
Slow Cooker Coconut Rice Pudding | Kita Roberts

How to Store Leftovers & Reheat

Store leftover rice pudding in an airtight container for up to 4 days. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months, so you can eat this creamy dessert whenever you want!

To reheat:

  1. Pop leftover rice pudding into an oven-safe dish.
  2. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.
  3. Add a little coconut milk to the pudding.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes. 

You can also microwave leftover rice pudding if you're short on time. Reheat in 30-second intervals or until warm. 

What to Serve With This Crock Pot Rice Pudding Recipe

Serve up a bowl of this delicious rice pudding with a cozy Caramel Spiked Apple Chai Cocktail or Campfire Cocktail Recipe for the ultimate night in. 

Recipe FAQs

Can I substitute the coconut milk for coconut cream?

Yes! Make sure you buy coconut cream instead of cream of coconut, as the latter is MUCH sweeter. If you plan on using coconut cream, use 2 tablespoons per cup of water to substitute for coconut milk. 

Can I use another type of rice for this recipe?

Yes! Feel free to use short grain rice or long grain rice for this homemade rice pudding. 

Do I have to use garam masala?

Nope! Feel free to use another type of spice, like a sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg, or anything else you like!

Slow Cooker Coconut Rice Pudding | Kita Roberts

More Global Dessert Recipes 

This easy recipe has stood the test of time, and for good reason – it's easy and flavorful! It's a perfect dessert the whole family will love! If you try this recipe, please rate the recipe card and leave a comment down below to help out the next reader! 

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Slow Cooker Coconut Rice Pudding | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi

Slow Cooker Coconut Rice Pudding

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  • 1 cups medium grain white rice
  • ½ teas salt
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 2 14 oz cans light coconut milk
  • 1 teas vanilla
  • cup sugar
  • 1 ½ vanilla
  • ½ teas garam masala


  • Coat the inside of your slow cooker with non-stick spray. Pour in the rice and salt.
  • Bring the water, coconut milk, and sugar to a boil in a saucepan. Whisk to combine. Pour the coconut mixture over the rice.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.
  • Remove the lid and stir in the vanilla and garam masala.
  • Ladle the rice pudding into bowls and top with chopped pistachios, rum soaked raisins, toasted shredded coconut or really, whatever you want to toss in there.

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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  1. Wendy @ La Phemme Phoodie says:

    You were right about the storm! We barely got anything. Not enough for me to justify having a lazy day. I agree that an unexpected snow day is a great way to slow down and unwind. Fingers crossed for one soon!

    1. Whomp whomp... I really wanted a snow day

  2. RavieNomNoms says:

    I have never understood why Patrick doesn't like this! I make it for my dad all the time because we love it! I love your version!

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