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homemade chocolate rice pudding (lactose-free)

  • Author: Rosana
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Cuisine: hispanic


Homemade authentic rice pudding with chocolate swirls has the perfect texture and and sweetness. Easy to make and a favorite recipe of mine. It’s also lactose-free!


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for the rice pudding

  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 tsp all-spice
  • 4 cups lactose-free milk
  • 1 cup La Lechera Lactose-free Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan salt

for the chocolate swirls:

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


  • Butterscotch chips
  • Chocolate chips
  • Chopped nuts
  • Drizzle La Lechera Lactose-free Sweetened Condensed Milk


make the rice pudding

  1. In a medium saucepan, over medium-high heat, combine the rice and water and allow to cook for 10 minutes, or until most of the water has been absorbed.
  2. Add milk and cinnamon sticks and cook for another 15 minutes, stirring constantly. If the milk has been absorbed but the rice isn’t soft enough, add 1/4 cup at a time.
  3. Add the lactose-free condensed milk, sugar, all spice and salt, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir until the mixture thickens.
  4. Remove from heat and stir one more time.
  5. Allow to come to room temperature before refrigerating.

For the Chocolate Swirls:

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Heat in 30 second increments, mixing in between until the chocolate is fully melted. Allow to cool a bit before serving.

To serve:

  1. Pour some chocolate sauce in the bottom of a cup, add a few tablespoons of rice pudding and a another tablespoon of chocolate sauce. Alternate as desired! Top with butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, condensed milk or coconut. Serve cold or warm (I prefer warm!)

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