Deliciously creamy, versatile, and super easy to make, this vegan rice pudding will be a hit for all ages! Top 8 Allergen Free + Corn Free.
Let’s be honest for a second. If you’ve never had rice pudding, then you may be looking at us sideways right now. Rice doesn’t sound like a dessert. But hear me out. This vegan rice pudding is a must try.
Typically, when someone thinks about rice, they think savory, not sweet. Even if we are talking about a sticky rice or a mango rice that has sweet notes, it’s still not really classified in a dessert category.
However, rice pudding is clearly a dessert. And it’s not just any dessert. It’s a dang good one.
I will fully admit that the first time someone tried to get me to eat rice pudding, I was a huge skeptic and even more so the texture made me nervous. However, it’s actually insanely good.
Another reason the vegan rice pudding is so great is that it’s super easy to make, very allergy friendly, as well as being great to your budget.
Once you try it, you have to let us know what you think.
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What ingredients do you need for vegan rice pudding?
Surprisingly, you only need 6 ingredients to make this dairy free rice pudding recipe. That’s it! We told you it was easy.
The ingredients that you are going to need are:
- White Rice
- Dairy Free Milk
- Maple Syrup
- Cinnamon (optional)
That’s all you need and as you can see the sixth ingredient is completely optional.
How do you make vegan rice pudding?
With just a few ingredients, it’s safe to assume that the recipe itself is easy to make as well.
To start, you’re going to add the rice, milk, salt, maple syrup, and vanilla to a medium pan over high heat. Stir occasionally while waiting for it to boil.
Once the mixture begins to boil, lower the heat and put a cover the pot tilted.
Let cook for 30-35 minutes, stirring the mixture every 3-4 minutes to avoid burning the bottom. Mixture will be thick and creamy. Remove from heat. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes, covered.
Can be served warm or cold. Sprinkle with optional cinnamon if desired and any desired toppings like fresh fruit.
What are topping ideas for dairy free rice pudding?
Feel free to get really creative here with any toppings.
You can keep it simple and do just cinnamon, or even some fresh fruit like in our photos with blueberries, raspberries, and peach. Mix in some chopped nuts is also an option.
Feel free to get really creative with caramelized fruits or even a fresh fruit salsa.
The possibilities are really endless.
Can I make this Top 8 Allergen Free rice pudding?
As long as you choose a dairy free milk that is Top 8 Free, like hemp or flax or oat, then this really is Top 8 Allergen Free as stated.
Can I prep this vegan rice pudding ahead of time?
Yes! This dairy free rice pudding can be made up to 7 days in advance. We don’t recommend putting any toppings on the mixture until you are ready to serve it.
What are other vegan desserts that I should try?
There are so many delicious treats that can be made vegan and we have a ton for you right now!
- Sweet & Tart Vegan Lemon Bars
- Vegan Banana Pudding
- The Best Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Cake
- Vegan Strawberry Shortcake
- Dye Free Vegan Strawberry Cake
- Vegan Peach Cobbler
- Must Try Vegan Lemon Pound Cake
Want even more dessert ideas? Check out all of our vegan desserts.
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Vegan Rice Pudding
- Add rice, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt to a medium pan over high heat. Stir occasionally while waiting for it to boil.
- Once the mixture begins to boil, lower the heat and put a cover the pot tilted.
- Let cook for 30-35 minutes, stirring the mixture every 3-4 minutes to avoid burning the bottom. Mixture will be thick and creamy.
- Remove from heat. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes, covered.
- Can be served warm or cold. Sprinkle with optional cinnamon if desired and any desired toppings like fresh fruit. Store leftovers in an air tight container in the fridge.
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