Slow Cooker Coconut Rice Pudding Print Recipe Print Recipe


The night before I leave, my husband and I like to treat ourselves to a dessert of some sort. It’s usually frozen yogurt.

However, it’s been cold and rainy here so I decided to put our slow cooker to work while I ran my errands.

So convenient.

Love sticking my face directly into comfort food just before I’m suppose to be in summer dresses and possibly a swimsuit…

That’s alright, I’m off to Mexico BRIGHT and early tomorrow morning. Friday’s post will be a snap shot into the Food & Wine Festival, but in the mean time, be sure to follow my adventures via twitter [hashtag #IZFWF] facebook, and instagram.



You might remember me talking about this a while back when it was featured on Real Simple.

Kinda cool, huh?

This is an easy and comforting dessert for those bad cold days. It’s nicely spiced, with a hint of coconut [add more flakes, if desired] and then the almonds make for a nutty addition.  In case you find yourself tempted to dive in with your spoon the next morning. It’s actually good cold so by all means, go for it!




Slow-Cooker Coconut & Almond Rice Pudding

PRINT Recipe


  • 1/2 cup basmati rice – white or brown will also work
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup water – more or less for desired consistency
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped and toasted
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar or honey, divided


Turn the slow cooker on.

Add rice, coconut milk, almond milk, vanilla extract, almond extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the slow cooker. If you need to add more liquid, add a little water.

Set to high for 2-2 ½ hours or low for 4 hours.

When ready, mix in raisons, almonds & coconut. Divide the rice pudding among four bowls and drizzle ½-1 tablespoon of agave nectar, then sprinkle a few coconut flakes over top.

Serve and enjoy!

Serves 4-5

*gluten-free *dairy-free

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  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This is absolutely delectable! Yum!

  • Bev Weidner

    That is absolutely beautiful! And I can’t wait to squeeze into your makeup bag! 

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food

    Rice pudding is my idea of the ultimate comfort food.  I have loved it ever since I was a kid.  

    Have an amazing time in Mexico!  I have no doubt that it’s going to be a wonderful experience

  • Ashley

    That’s amazing about this recipe being featured on Real Simple!  I love making short grain brown rice pudding but have never tried it with basmati OR in the slow cooker.  Genius. 🙂  Have a fabulous time in Mexico!

  • Shaina Olmanson

    This sounds so warm and comforting. 

  • Heather (Heather’s Dish)

    SOLD 🙂  that first shot of the rice is absolutely stunning!

  • Averie Cooks

    I’ve made coconut milk rice pudding before but just on the stove. Must try the slow cooker method!

  • Katie

    Coconut and rice?! Mmm yes, yes, yes! Have so much fun, can’t wait to hear all about your trip!

  • Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    I’ve never actually had rice pudding but this looks really good! I love the nutty addition to add some crunch and texture! I can’t wait to try it! And have such an amazing time in Mexico with your mom- I’m sure it will be a fabulous trip!

  • Heidi @ Food Doodles

    Oh my goodness, that looks so delicious!  The coconut, almonds, raisins, all those spices!  That is heaven in a bowl to me 😀  I absolutely love rice pudding made with brown rice, I can’t wait to try the combination.  I never had success using coconut milk in my rice pudding, but I think it’s because I used full fat.  Will try a can of light instead next time!

  • Createdbydianeblog

    oh that looks great, I love rice pudding and will have to try this….FAST!!!

  • Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau

    I can’t wait to throw this all into the slow cooker tomorrow morning and have this as a snack later that afternoon!

  • Emily (Adeline & Lumiere)

    I LOVE your photos 🙂

  • Jenny @ BAKE

    I have not thought about rice pudding in years and this is the second time I’ve seen it this week! I’m going to take that as a sign! Your photos are divine! Have a fantastic holiday! 

  • Lisa_kay

    YAY! as a new mommy ive been on the search for the worlds more easiest 3 oclock homeamde snack…u my new friend have just made my day..seriously running downstairs to my slow cooker immediately to whip this up before boss(baby) awakes!! thanks

  • bentley

    It’s supposed to rain all weekend here and I think this is perfect to make on Sunday so I can eat it all week! 

  • Alexis Anderson

    This looks insanely good! I definitely want to give this a try. Thanks for the tip! ~Alexis @ Lex & Learn. 

  • Myfudo

    Love the flavor of coconut in basmati rice…Thanks for posting this.

  • ea-the spicy rd

    I think I may need to make this right now-yum!  My whole family loves Mango and Sticky Rice, so I’m thinking this would also be fabulous topped with mango…Love that you made this in the slow cooker too.  Happy travels 🙂

  • Hdigir

    I am new to your blog!  Where can I get those gorgeous bowls that you are serving the rice pudding in?  I NEED those!

  • Anonymous

    Anthropologie 🙂

  • Nancy Walker

    My slow cooker is quite large (5 qts I think).  Would this work in the typical large ones?

  • SandyB

    Ahhh, the rice pudding gods have smiles on me.  Why it was just a few days ago that I asked for a nice slow cooker rice pudding recipe; and here it is!  Prayer request granted!  Thank you.  I’ll give it a try this weekend.

  • Alanna Shaikh

    This didn’t work for me. All I have is watery milk and hard rice, after four hours. Any idea what I did wrong?

  • Anonymous

    Let’s see, had you used your slow cooker before and the top was on the entire time? If the rice didn’t even cook, it sounds like the machine might not be working. One tip with a slow cooker, if you remove the lid before, it will add 30min to cooking time. Hope it works next time around!

  • Anonymous

    I love when that happens! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t work – maybe just be sure there’s about 1- 2 inches of liquid at the bottom or the rice is covered. Good luck!

  • Tanja | Postmodern Hostess

    I just made this! A very yummy recipe. I doubled the rice, used one can of regular coconut milk, and used almond milk for the rest of the liquid. I also threw in some unsweetened shredded coconut, since I do that with a lot of recipes, and we loved it. Thanks! 

  • guest

    The PRINT button doesnt work

  • Alanna Shaikh

     It turned out it just needed another 4 hours. The cooker works, and I never lift the lid, so not sure what happened. But it was great in the end!

  • Anonymous

    was the slow cooker on low? this recipe, I made it on high – maybe that’s why it took longer? I’m happy to hear it worked out though!

  • Shannonjones

    I am going to make this to take as ROAD TRIP FOOD!! Thank you- rice pudding is one if mt favorite things…and coconut can only make it tat much better!!

  • Vanessa

    Has any tried sweetening it with maple syrup? I am looking forward to trying this with my nursery class. Yummy!

  • Valentine

    May I have the nutrition info please?

  • Kj

    Will this recipe work using full fat coconut milk?