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Mexican Rice Pudding Pops

Fun and festive Mexican Rice Pudding Pops made with a classic Arroz Con Leche Recipe. Creamy, sweet, and chunky with golden raisins and cinnamon.

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If you love rice pudding I’ve got a special treat for you today, Pudding Pops made with a Mexican Arroz con Leche recipe.

These pudding pops were inspired by a latina friend who tells me the most elaborate tales of dishes she ate growing up in Mexico. One of her favorite childhood treats was Arroz con Leche, a creamy decedent rice pudding that her abuelita used to make her with leftover rice.

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Adi tells me a good Arroz con Leche recipe has 3 milks, like a tres leches cake, and uses cinnamon sticks not ground cinnamon.

She swears she can taste the difference between rice pudding made with cinnamon sticks and one using ground cinnamon. Hmmm…

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After tasting Adi’s warm silky Arroz con Leche recipe, I wondered how it might taste frozen.

Rice in a pudding pop?!?

Heck yes!

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These ultra creamy, yet chunky, pudding pops are a unique summer treat. They certainly aren’t what you’d expect when someone offers you a popsicle, but are very appealing.

The base of the rice pudding is rich and sweet, yet not overly sweet, which makes the little bits of golden raisin really standout. I loved the subtle spicy essence of cinnamon and nutmeg and the substantial texture.

These pudding pop are strangely hearty, but in a good way.

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Mexican Rice Pudding Pops may not be for everyone, but I loved them!

Arroz con Leche Pudding Pops Recipe

Yield: 24 popsicles

Prep Time: 5 minutes active time

Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 - 12 oz can California evaporated milk
  • 1 - 14 oz can California sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups California milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped golden raisins
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish


  1. In a medium sauce pot, heat 3 cups of water over high heat. Stir in the rice, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon sticks and cover. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes until the rice is fluffy. 
  2. Add the three milks, raisins and vanilla. Stir and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 3-5 minutes to thicken, then remove from heat and cool a little.
  3. Scoop the arroz con leche recipe into popsicle molds. Insert popsicle sticks and sprinkle the bottoms (tops) with ground cinnamon. Freeze to harden.
  4. Once frozen solid, submerge the bottom of the molds in warm water for 30-60 seconds to help release the popsicles.

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45 Responses to “Mexican Rice Pudding Pops”

  1. Angieposted July 8, 2013 at 5:09 am

    How unique, love it!


  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted July 8, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Love this idea! Looks super tasty!


  3. DessertForTwoposted July 8, 2013 at 6:22 am

    We used to go to Corpus Christi for spring break and there was a popsicle stand that sold fresh fruit popsicles, but I always got the rice pudding pops! SO good! :)


  4. Aimee @ Simple Bitesposted July 8, 2013 at 6:23 am

    I am totally on board with this, Sommer!


  5. Jeanetteposted July 8, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Sommer – love the idea of rice pudding on a pop – a nice refreshing, and filling treat.


  6. Tieghanposted July 8, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Yes, yes, yes! Love these Sommer!


  7. Christine (Cook the Story)posted July 8, 2013 at 7:37 am

    What an interesting idea. I love rice pudding when it’s warm and creamy but also leftovers cold from the fridge. So why not uber-cold? Love it!


  8. marlaposted July 8, 2013 at 7:38 am

    LOVE how creative these pops are! Must give em a go :)


  9. Julie @ Table for Twoposted July 8, 2013 at 8:05 am

    how creative is this? love it!


  10. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pigposted July 8, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I love the idea that these have texture! What a cool idea! I still haven’t gotten my molds out!


  11. Paula - bell'alimentoposted July 8, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Super creative Sommer. Love it.


  12. Briannaposted July 8, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Yum! These look decadently refreshing for summer. Must try!


  13. Mariaposted July 8, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Great summer treat!


  14. Coco in the Kitchenposted July 8, 2013 at 9:22 am

    What a great idea.
    I love the cinnamon dusting on the bottom, Sommer.


  15. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted July 8, 2013 at 9:41 am

    What a fun idea!! Perfect for those 100+ degree days!


  16. steph@stephsbitebybiteposted July 8, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Oh my gosh!! This is my kind of popsicle!


  17. naomiposted July 8, 2013 at 11:11 am

    This sounds really interesting- going to have to this!


  18. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchenposted July 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Love this refreshing but rich idea for ice pops, Sommer!


  19. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted July 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Such a fun idea, you are so creative!


  20. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted July 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Wow – how unique and amazing these look!!! So decadent and creamy…


  21. Tammelaposted July 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Great idea, and sounds fantastic!


  22. Jenny Flakeposted July 8, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    How fun are these?! Wish they were waiting in my freezer for me!!


  23. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted July 8, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    What a great idea for a super creamy, spiced summer treat! These look awesome, Sommer!


  24. Nessaposted July 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    So interesting and they look great! I should try this idea with my Abuelita’s rice pudding recipe :)


  25. Delishhhposted July 8, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Love it! Like Rice porridge in a popsicle!! Very cute!


  26. Heather Christoposted July 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    these are the most inventive thing i have seen in ages!! Love it!


  27. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted July 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    A great way to transform a classic comfort food into a frozen treat!


  28. Rowaida Flayhanposted July 8, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Love love this recipe this is amazing Thank you


  29. Belinda @zomppaposted July 9, 2013 at 5:17 am

    A great twist!! Need this during these ridiculously hot months.


  30. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted July 9, 2013 at 7:28 am

    I would never think to make something like this, but it looks so intriguing and delish. And beautiful!


  31. JulieDposted July 9, 2013 at 7:34 am

    So cute and what a great idea, Sommer!


  32. RavieNomNomsposted July 9, 2013 at 8:19 am

    This is SO creative!


  33. Russell at Chasing Deliciousposted July 9, 2013 at 11:38 am

    This is an awesome idea for a popsicle! Yum!


  34. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted July 9, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    very fun and creative Sommer!


  35. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted July 10, 2013 at 5:17 am

    This looks so amazing, the perfect summer treat!


  36. Dinaposted July 10, 2013 at 11:34 am

    what a great idea! these sound delish!


  37. Marian (Sweetopia)posted July 10, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Finally got around to commenting here, but have to say, these have been on my mind since I saw them on google+ ~ What an amazing idea! Have to try!


  38. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmetposted July 11, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Ummm….heck to the ya. I could totally get into these.


  39. Tara @ Unsophisticookposted July 12, 2013 at 7:18 am

    What a great twist on rice pudding — bet they’re delicious!


  40. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggiesposted July 17, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    With the heat we’ve been having, I think I could eat these all day long. Delicious!


  41. Jaclynposted July 19, 2013 at 11:28 am

    These look heavenly! What a delicious recipe!


  42. isabelposted July 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Very tasty!


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