Arroz con Leche (or Mexican rice pudding) is a comforting and simple Mexican dessert that’s guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth. It can be served hot or cold and is made with only 6 ingredients!

Let’s get started!

- milk - sugar - long-grain white rice - cinnamon sticks - salt - water - toppings

Ingredients Needed

If you’d like to add in a mix-in like raisins or other dried fruit, I recommend adding it when you add in the milk.

*Quick Tip!*

In medium pot over high heat, add rice, cinnamon sticks, salt and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes. 


Add the milk, cover and cook for another 15 minutes. Add the sugar cover and cook for another 10 minutes. 


Remove the lid, raise the heat to medium-high and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.


Serve warm or refrigerate for 2 hours and serve cold. Garnish with cinnamon, chopped nuts, or a spoonful of caramel.