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Condensed Milk Rice Pudding : Sweet & Creamy–with Raisins!

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This perfectly sweet, thick, rich, and creamy rice pudding is all done on the stovetop in about 30 minutes. And it's best warm, so no waiting!

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 5 minutes to prep ingredients
    25 minutes cooking


  • 2 Tbsp butter
    1 cup dry long-grain white rice
    Pinch of kosher salt
    2 cups HOT water (plus 1-2 Tbsp, as needed)
    14 oz can sweetened condensed milk (1 3/4 cups)
    14 oz heavy whipping cream (1 3/4 cups)
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    1 cup powdered (dry) milk
    1/2 - 2/3 cup raisins, golden raising, or dried cranberries (optional)
    Ground cinnamon

Number of Servings

  • 8


  • 5 quart or larger saucepan - nonstick is best
    Silicone spoon or spatula
    Whisk (safe for nonstick surfaces)
    Serving bowl


  • Heat 2 cups water to boiling

Additional Notes

In the podcast, I use 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, but I was making a half batch. I recommend 1/2 tsp for the full batch.

This can be served cold, but it will firm up. It will become creamy again when warmed in the microwave oven (recommended!)

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