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Mexican Rice Pudding Pops

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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!

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Arroz con Leche Pudding Pops Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Fun and festive Mexican Rice Pudding Pops made with a classic Arroz Con Leche Recipe. Creamy, sweet, and chunky with golden raisins and cinnamon.
Servings: 24 popsicles



  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Scoop the arroz con leche recipe into popsicle molds. Insert popsicle sticks and sprinkle the bottoms (tops) with ground cinnamon. Freeze to harden.
  • Once frozen solid, submerge the bottom of the molds in warm water for 30-60 seconds to help release the popsicles.


Serving: 1popsicle, Calories: 138kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 46mg, Potassium: 167mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 110IU, Vitamin C: 0.8mg, Calcium: 115mg, Iron: 0.2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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49 comments on “Mexican Rice Pudding Pops”

  1. This is a common Mexican treat at loads of bodega. This is written as if the author invented the arroz con leche popsicle.

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  8. Very tasty!

  9. These look heavenly! What a delicious recipe!

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

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

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

  13. 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!

  14. what a great idea! these sound delish!

  15. This looks so amazing, the perfect summer treat!

  16. This is an awesome idea for a popsicle! Yum!

  17. So cute and what a great idea, Sommer!

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

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

  20. Love love this recipe this is amazing Thank you

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

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

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

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

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

  26. Great idea, and sounds fantastic!

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

  28. Such a fun idea, you are so creative!

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

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

  31. This sounds really interesting- going to have to this!

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

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

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

  35. Great summer treat!

  36. Super creative Sommer. Love it.

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

  38. how creative is this? love it!

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

  40. 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!

  41. Yes, yes, yes! Love these Sommer!

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

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

  44. I am totally on board with this, Sommer!

  45. 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! :)

  46. Love this idea! Looks super tasty!

  47. How unique, love it!