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!

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Arroz con Leche Pudding Pops Recipe

Yield: 24 popsicles

Prep Time:5 minutes active time

Cook Time:20 minutes

5 / 5 (4 Reviews)
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  • 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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  4. isabelposted July 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm Reply

    Very tasty!

    Rating: 5
  5. Jaclynposted July 19, 2013 at 11:28 am Reply

    These look heavenly! What a delicious recipe!

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

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

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

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

    Rating: 5
  8. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmetposted July 11, 2013 at 10:33 am Reply

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

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

    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!

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

    what a great idea! these sound delish!

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

    This looks so amazing, the perfect summer treat!

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

    very fun and creative Sommer!

    Rating: 5
  13. Russell at Chasing Deliciousposted July 9, 2013 at 11:38 am Reply

    This is an awesome idea for a popsicle! Yum!

  14. RavieNomNomsposted July 9, 2013 at 8:19 am Reply

    This is SO creative!

  15. JulieDposted July 9, 2013 at 7:34 am Reply

    So cute and what a great idea, Sommer!

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

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

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

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

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

    Love love this recipe this is amazing Thank you

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

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

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

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

  21. Nessaposted July 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm Reply

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

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

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

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

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

  24. Tammelaposted July 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm Reply

    Great idea, and sounds fantastic!

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

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

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

    Such a fun idea, you are so creative!

  27. Delishhhposted July 8, 2013 at 3:50 pm Reply

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

    Rating: 5
  28. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchenposted July 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm Reply

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

  29. naomiposted July 8, 2013 at 11:11 am Reply

    This sounds really interesting- going to have to this!

  30. [email protected]posted July 8, 2013 at 10:06 am Reply

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

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

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

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

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

  33. Mariaposted July 8, 2013 at 8:53 am Reply

    Great summer treat!

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

    Super creative Sommer. Love it.

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

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

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

    how creative is this? love it!

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

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

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

    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!

  39. Tieghanposted July 8, 2013 at 7:31 am Reply

    Yes, yes, yes! Love these Sommer!

  40. Jeanetteposted July 8, 2013 at 7:07 am Reply

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

  41. Briannaposted July 8, 2013 at 8:31 am Reply

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

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

    I am totally on board with this, Sommer!

  43. DessertForTwoposted July 8, 2013 at 6:22 am Reply

    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! :)

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

    Love this idea! Looks super tasty!

  45. Angieposted July 8, 2013 at 5:09 am Reply

    How unique, love it!