Creamy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

Creamy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding
The Spruce
  • Total: 3 hrs 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
295 Calories
8g Fat
50g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 295
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 6g
Calcium 145mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy rice pudding recipe is so simple to prepare, kids can do it all by themselves. The combination of vanilla and cinnamon give this creamy rice pudding recipe a warm and homey flavor. Using a slow cooker means that you can add all the ingredients, turn it on and walk away, and then come home hours later to a creamy, comforting dessert.

Rice pudding is made from rice, water or milk, and other ingredients like cinnamon or raisins. It's a traditional dessert that can be found nearly all over the world. The recipes vary slightly depending on the region. Depending on the preparation (boiled or baked) and ingredients (different spices, toppings, and sweeteners), each rice pudding can have its own distinct taste. You can make it as flavorful and spicy as you want, and see below for some topping ideas.


  • 3/4 cup long grain rice
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Spray the slow cooker stoneware with cooking spray.

  3. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker.

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  4. Cook on HIGH 2 to 3 hours or LOW 4 to 5 hours (follow the directions for your slow cooker, as they may vary depending on the model)

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  5. Serve warm and add toppings if desired.

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  6. Enjoy!

Recipe Variation

  • You could also try making rice pudding with different kinds of milk, such as almond, soy, or coconut. Not only does it give the rice a new flavor (coconut milk would be delicious), it can be allergy friendly.

Topping Suggestions

  • Dust on some cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger or cardamom
  • Add chopped nuts (pistachios, almonds, cashews, walnuts)
  • Top with dried fruit (raisins, dried apricots, cranberries)
  • Drizzle on some honey or sweetened condensed milk
  • Sprinkle a little bit of brown sugar
  • Shave milk or dark chocolate on top
  • Arrange some fruit on top (bananas, berries, mangoes, coconut flakes, lemon zest)

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