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Instant Pot Rice Pudding (Dairy-Free)

An Instant Pot rice pudding recipe made dairy-free with minimal pantry ingredients. This easy rice pudding recipe is vegan (no eggs required!!), hardly any effort to prepare in the pressure cooker, is thick and creamy and the perfect dessert to share with the whole family. 

This post includes instructions on how to make traditional rice pudding (or arroz con leche) using milk and condensed milk.


Rice pudding is one of those desserts I tend to forget about and then rejoice when I remember its existence. Thick, creamy, perfectly sweet and cinnamony with a nice little chew…it’s a pudding lover’s dream! 

Many countries have their own take on rice pudding. For instance, arroz con leche in Mexico and South American countries, Kheer in India, Philippino Biko, and Guatemala, Japan, Sweden, Germany, Newfoundland, Greece, and Portugal all have a unique take on the dessert.

In case you have never tried rice pudding, I’ll give you the quick run down. Made with white rice, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and sometimes raisins, the pudding has a thick texture from the combination of milk and starch from the rice in addition to a bit of a chewiness. You could compare the concept to tapioca pudding, but with rice instead of tapioca pearls.

Rice pudding is traditionally served chilled, but it can also be served warm. I recommend preparing the recipe in advance to allow for chill time.

Instant Pot Rice Pudding Recipe made dairy-free using coconut milk (arroz con leche de coco)

In order to make dairy-free rice pudding, I use full-fat canned coconut milk and use pure maple syrup instead of sugar. I have provided options to change up the milks and sweeteners later in the post.

Rice pudding is so incredibly easy to make and is fun to share with friends and family, AND it is even easier to make it in the Instant Pot than the stove top. It is a wonderful dessert that can be enjoyed any time of the year, and is awesome for celebrating Cinco de Mayo (although be sure to call it “arroz con leche,” or in this case, “arroz con leche de coco.” 😉

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Homemade Spanish Rice (w/ Instant Pot Option)

Did anyone else here grow up on boxed Spanish rice? My hand just shot through the roof.

My parents were all about convenience, so we grew up on boxed rice pilaf and Spanish rice. While I have zero hesitation to continue eating the boxed version, I find that there is just never enough! 

I prefer my carbs (particularly rice) in excess, so I make a big batch of this rice (sometimes I double the recipe!) every time I have the hankering.

Homemade Spanish Rice is super simple to make! It requires hardly any additional effort than making regular white rice, and results in a mouth-watering rice that the whole family will love. I’m willing to bet you already have everything you need on hand.

One of my brothers and his wife makes Spanish rice for their kids regularly, and often for family dinners. I requested they fork over the recipe so that I could give it a whirl in my own home. This recipe is an adaptation of what they do!

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Instant Pot Coconut Milk Yogurt (Paleo, Vegan, AIP)

An easy 4-Step tutorial on how to make Instant Pot Coconut Milk Yogurt. This goof-proof method results in the best tasting dairy-free vegan yogurt, and only requires 3 ingredients! This post was a long time in the making, and I’m so thrilled to finally be sharing it with you all! Not only have I made …

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Instant Pot Chicken Bone Broth

How to Make Chicken Bone Broth in the Instant Pot – pressure cooker bone broth only requires 2 hours and results in the best tasting, quality bone broth! PLUS, it’s far less expensive to make than buying store-bought bone broth.

If you’re a regular consumer of bone broth, try making it at home in your pressure cooker! It’s basically free when you use chicken bones from a whole chicken you have already prepared, and it only requires 2 hours of time!

Making bone broth on the stove top takes upwards of 24 hours. Taking the Instant Pot approach removes all the guesswork and takes so little time or effort, there’s really no reason not to do it!

As a follow-up to the Instant Pot Turmeric Rotisserie Chicken recipe I posted last week, I figured you could use a tutorial on how to make bone broth using the bones from the carcass in the Instant Pot.

After Thanksgiving, I showed you How To Make Turkey Bone Broth. Truthfully, the methodology is the same across the board, but why not remind you of this wonderful health elixir since you have a fresh carcass on your hands?

How Many Bones Do I Need To Make Chicken Bone Broth?:

I typically wait until I have two to three chicken carcasses to make bone broth – I simply store them in a zip lock bag in the freezer and keep them until I’m ready to broth it up.

You can certainly make broth using one carcass, but just note you’ll end up with less broth and/or a less flavorful broth.

Making bone broth in a pressure cooker requires four easy steps:

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