Craving a comforting and delightful dessert? Look no further than this creamy rice pudding made with coconut milk and vibrant natural-colored sprinkles! This recipe offers a delightful fusion of creamy coconut milk, aromatic vanilla, and tender rice, making each spoonful a heavenly experience. Topped with a sprinkle of colorful confetti, this rice pudding isn’t just a dessert; it’s a celebration of flavor and joy, perfect for any occasion or simply as a sweet indulgence.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Chill Time: 2 hours (optional)
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Servings: 6



Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear (about 2-3 times), then drain well.
In a large saucepan, combine the rinsed rice, coconut milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Stir well to combine.

Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and let the rice mixture simmer slowly, stirring occasionally, for about 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the mixture has thickened to a creamy consistency.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the rice pudding cool slightly.

If desired, transfer the rice pudding to serving bowls or glasses and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to chill before serving.

Just before serving, sprinkle some natural-colored rainbow sprinkles over the chilled rice pudding for a pop of color and added sweetness.

This coconut milk rice pudding offers a dairy-free alternative to traditional rice pudding, thanks to the creamy richness of coconut milk. Coconut milk is rich in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which can promote heart health and provide a quick source of energy.

Storage tips:

Store any leftover rice pudding in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
When ready to enjoy, reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave until warmed through.

Indulge in this creamy and comforting coconut milk rice pudding for a delightful dessert experience that’s sure to brighten any day!