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Slow Cooker Rice Pudding with Condensed Milk

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This creamy slow cooker rice pudding has the goodness of sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon cooked inside. It is slightly caramelized, really comforting and so easy to make.

Two small glass bowls filled with rice pudding with cinnamon and raisins next to slow cooker.

If you are looking for a simple comfort food dessert, this rice pudding is it. It turns simple ingredients into something delicious.

I love adding cinnamon and raisins to my rice pudding, it just feels classic which is what I am going for when I make it. However you can omit either or both.

Milk, condensed milk, rice, vanilla, cinnamon and raisins ready to be made into rice pudding.

Or use dried cranberries or cherries instead of raisins if you prefer. Or toss is dried blueberries and use lemon zest instead of cinnamon for a brighter flavor profile.

Making rice pudding in a slow cooker

If you can measure, dump and stir you can make this recipe. It turns uncooked rice into a delicious pudding with almost now work thanks to the help of a crockpot.

Start by greasing the crock. This will make cleanup easier later.

I used a short grain arborio rice in this recipe because I love the creaminess it naturally has. That is what makes it so good in risotto.

It allows you to add a whole lot of milk and you end up with a thickened pudding that has great mouthfeel. I have not tried this recipe with standard long grain white rice, but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work.

If you give it a try, be sure to let me know about it in the comments below.

The sweetened condensed milk adds all of the sugar you need for the recipe. Plus it adds a bit of richness that makes it extra special.

It almost caramelizes a bit as it cooks. I think it adds such great depth and deliciousness.

Creamy rice pudding with cinnamon, raisins and nutmeg.

Then just add some whole milk, cinnamon and a splash of vanilla. A handful of raisins is good too, cooking them in softens them up and adds more sweetness to the mix.

Stur it all together and put the slow cooker on high. Every slow cooker is a bit different, but it should be done after about two and a half hours.

Give it a stir and check the doneness of your rice. If it needs a little more time check it again in about a half an hour.

Bowls of condensed milk rice pudding with spoons and nutmeg grated by crockpot.

If it goes too long, the rice may absorb more liquid than intended. Just stir in a little bit more milk if it needs loosened back up.

I like serving my rice pudding warm with a tiny bit of grated nutmeg on top. You can also enjoy it chilled if that is your preference.

How do you store rice pudding?

Any leftover rice pudding can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. If you want to enjoy the leftovers warm just add a splash of milk and heat it in the microwave until it is heated through.

More tasty rice pudding recipes

Baked rice pudding with sweetened condensed milk is such a easy and comforting dessert. Take leftover rice and a can of condensed milk and turn it into something classic and soothing.

If you don’t have condensed milk on hand, you can also make creamy rice pudding with evaporated milk. It’s just as cozy and delicious.

Turn leftover rice into a tasty banana and honey rice pudding. It is quick, easy and super satisfying.

Make creamy rice pudding in the instant pot for a comforting sweet treat. This updated twist on the classic rice pudding is quick and easy to make but still has that old timey delicious dessert flavor.

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Two small glass bowls filled with rice pudding with cinnamon and raisins next to slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

Servings: 8 Servings (approximately 1 cup each)
Author: Carlee
This creamy slow cooker rice pudding has the goodness of sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon cooked inside. It is slightly caramelized, really comforting and so easy to make.
4.68 from 61 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes


  • cups arborio rice
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 5 cups whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup raisins optional


  • Grease slow cooker insert.
  • Stir all ingredients together in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 2½ to 3½ hours or until most of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  • Serve warm or chilled. Top with grated nutmeg if desired.



Serving: 1servingCalories: 384kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 11gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 152mgSugar: 50g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Cynthia Pagano

Wednesday 1st of May 2024

I followed the recipe and made this tonight May 1 2024. So simple to make and cooked in 2 1/2 hours. Very creamy and delicious and will make again for sure. Thanks for this!!


Wednesday 1st of May 2024

I am so glad you liked it!


Wednesday 27th of March 2024

My first time making rice pudding. It's delicious. Just have a question, how do you know when it's done. How much liquid should you see?


Wednesday 27th of March 2024

Most of the liquid will be absorbed and what is left should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. It will thicken a bit more as it cools, but should still be recognizable as a pudding texture.


Monday 23rd of October 2023

So I am slow cooking my first time making rice pudding with ingredients I thought sounds yummy good?! Oh my goodness!! So I think I have about 2 hrs. left on making this recipe I put together. Using : La La her a Condensed Milk A can Evaporated milk Water I used Instant rice with this. Makes things easier for me. Although, next time I'm getting the grain rice I'm use to.. Fresh ground cinnamon Vanilla I didn't know condensed milk has vanilla in it. Taste So creamy good! Especially after I used my mini hand blender on the top only, cuz its too small. But I'm going to probably cook for 1 hr, instead of 2 hrs. Because, it's instant rice I only had. So, I know it's going to be oh so good! The first time I used coconut milk w/o condensed milk. It was a whatever I had on hand rice pudding kol. Oh.. This will be good. Thank you Gypsy KK💙🇨🇦✌


Monday 23rd of October 2023

Sounds like it should be delicious!


Sunday 15th of October 2023

Love using my slow cooker to make rice pudding. Only had long grain rice in my pantry and it turned out just as delicious. I stir in half spices and vanilla extract at the end. Nothing's easier. Thanks for sharing


Thursday 25th of January 2024

@Carlee, I have made a version of this and it’s amazing! I’ve also added white chocolate chips to melt in at the beginning of cooking! Then I make a quick berry sauce! It’s amazing!


Sunday 15th of October 2023

I am so glad you like it. I need to make it with long grain rice sometime, I always have it on hand and only sometimes have arborio.

Lydia Selcuk

Saturday 16th of July 2022

I followed the instructions and it came out so delicious!