Creamy instant pot rice pudding recipe using white basmati rice and sweetened condensed milk (you can use milkmaid or any sweetened condensed milk) is the one of the most easy eggless instant pot desserts you can make! This is a super easy, delicious, quick cinnamon flavored rice pudding without eggs, which can be prepared so easily in the instant pot using just 4 ingredients other than water, one of the ingredients being cinnamon powder. In fact, rice pudding is a very popular dessert in many parts of the world, and this type of cinnamon flavored rice pudding recipe is also known as arroz con leche recipe, which is a Mexican dessert as well.
Making Desserts Using Sweetened Condensed Milk:
The addition of sweetened condensed milk makes this dessert really rich and creamy and delicious as condensed milk is more creamier than regular milk.
Also, it's already sweet so when you use sweetened condensed milk to make desserts, you may skip or reduce the amount of sugar needed!
I have made this crustless pumpkin pie with sweetened condensed milk as well which is super easy to make at home from scratch, easy and delicious and perfect for Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas holidays!
Here is another super simple, yet delicious dessert using condensed milk in instant pot which is instant pot tapioca pudding with condensed milk!
Also, I have this simple 3 ingredient vermicelli pudding with sweetened condensed milk which is one of the most simple desserts ever!
Also try this 3 ingredient pumpkin muffins with condensed milk if you are looking for more simple, easy, delicious holiday recipes using sweetened condensed milk.
If you want to make this dessert without condensed milk, you can also try using evaporated milk but you will need to add sugar.
Evaporated milk is just creamy and rich almost like condensed milk but it's not usually sweet you will need to add sweetener.
Just like condensed milk, evaporated milk is perfect for making desserts like evaporated milk cake, pumpkin pie with evaporated milk etc!
In Indian cuisine, this type of rice pudding using rice, milk and sugar is known as rice kheer and you often add sliced nuts, raisins etc to flavor the rice pudding or rice kheer.
Depending on what kind of rice pudding you are making, the kind of rice you use in the recipe will also change, but in this recipe I have used white basmati rice which works very well.
I recommend using long grain white rice like basmati rice but you may try other white rice as well in case you do not have basmati rice.
However, I have tried this recipe only using long grain white basmati rice and the texture of the pudding could slightly vary depending on what kind of rice use.
So I recommend using white basmati rice for the same results!
Also, if you use other variety of rice, the cooking time may be different so you will need to adjust the cooking time manually.
This recipe is very simple to follow and you can add a pinch of cinnamon powder or vanilla essence to make it a classic cinnamon flavored or vanilla flavored white rice pudding or you can add cashew nuts, saffron and a pinch of cardamom powder to make it an Indian style rich kheer (payasam).
You just mix add the contents in the instant pot, set it for cooking and once its done and the pressure is released naturally, you can just give a stir with the condensed milk and the delicious, creamy and rich rice pudding is ready!
This instant pot rice pudding recipe is so easy and simple and I only used minimal ingredients to prepare the rice pudding and it turned out very delicious.
In fact the rice pudding was more creamy and rich than we make using any traditional methods.
If you are a beginner with using instant pot, make sure to read all the manual and notes that comes with the instant for safety while cooking with the pot.
I tried this rice pudding in both 6 quart 6 in 1 multi use instant pot and also this 6 quart 7 in 1 multi use instant pot to make 4 to 6 very generous servings of sweet rice pudding.
Both the above mentioned 6 quart instant pots have the 'Porridge' setting, which is what we use for making this rice pudding.
The rice pudding I made was very sweet, creamy and delicious, you may reduce the sweetened slightly if you wish, by adding a little more chilled milk (about ½ cup of extra milk) once you have prepared the rice pudding or you may reduce the amount of sweetened condensed milk and replace with little more whole milk if you wish.
Make sure to use the exact amount of liquid to cook the rice in the instant pot for the same results, although you may slightly increase the amount of liquid in case you want to thin it out further.
If you reduce the amount of liquid, there is a high chance of the pudding burning at the bottom, so make sure not to reduce the amount of liquid to cook the rice as mentioned in the recipe.
How To Make Instant Pot Rice Pudding With Sweetedn Condensed Milk?
We use the following ingredients to make this super easy, simple, delicious, creamy and rich dessert of instant pot rice pudding, as known in American cuisine.
This is also known as arroz con leche in Mexican cuisine and rice kheer in Indian cuisine (with slight variations).
½ cup white basmati rice
½ cup water
2.5 cups whole milk
14 oz sweetened condensed milk may adjust the amount slightly according to preference
Step By Step Instructions
Rinse the rice and add it to the instant pot.
Add the milk and water also to the pot, and stir the contents very well.
Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position and press the porridge mode of instant pot, and cook for 20 minutes.
Once the cooking is done, wait for a natural pressure release of ten minutes and then do a careful and gradual controlled manual pressure release.
Once the pressure is all released, open the instant pot very carefully and stir the contents.
Also add the condensed milk and cinnamon powder, mix well and serve the delicious and creamy rice pudding warm or chilled as you prefer!
Easy Rice Dessert Recipes:
Rice pudding in pressure cooker
Rice kheer with condensed milk
South Indian style brown rice pudding
Can You Make Rice Pudding Without Condensed Milk?
Yes, you can also make delicious rice pudding without condensed milk if you do not have condensed milk at home.
Instead of condensed milk, you can use evaporated milk but you will need to add sugar to sweeten the pudding.
This is because, unlike condensed milk which is usually sweetened, evaporated milk comes unsweetened usually and so you will need to add sugar to add sweetness to the pudding.
If you do not have both condensed milk & evaporated milk, you can also use milk and sugar to make rice pudding.
Rice pudding made with condensed milk will be more creamy in texture though.
To use just milk and sugar to make rice pudding without using condensed milk, you will need about 1 cup of sugar for ½ cup rice (as used in this recipe).
You can add the sugar along with the rice to the instant pot and the let the rice cook in the milk and sugar mixture.
Once the rice is cooked, you may add an extra 1.5 cups of cold milk (or as needed) to the rice pudding to adjust the consistency of the pudding.
Below you can read the instant pot rice pudding recipe in detail.
Instant Pot Rice Pudding With Sweetened Condensed Milk
- instant pot
- ½ cup white basmati rice
- ½ cup water
- 2.5 cups whole milk
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk may adjust the amount slightly according to preference
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- Wash the white basmati rice and transfer it to the pot.
- Add water and milk also to the pot, stir the contents very well.
- Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position.
- Press the porridge mode of instant pot, and cook for 20 minutes.
- Once the cooking is done, wait for a natural pressure release of about 10 minutes and after that, you can do a careful and gradual controlled manual pressure release.
- Once the pressure is all released, open the instant pot very carefully and stir the contents.
- Add the sweetened condensed milk to the pot and stir the contents again very well. Add the cinnamon powder too to the rice pudding, and stir in to blend with the pudding. Serve the delicious and creamy rice pudding warm or chilled as you prefer!
I made it exactly by the recipe and it was super watery. I would say maybe up the rice to 1 cup. The taste is great!
Hi Amanda, I am not sure why it turned out watery for you. Did you use white basmati rice or did you use any other rice? If you used any other kind of rice, that could be the reason I guess. I have made this multiple times and didn't have this issure. Also, rice pudding thickens further as it cools down. Anyways, I am happy you liked the taste. Thank you so much for leaving the feeback!
I just finished making a batch. Mine too is very runny and I followed the recipe exactly. It does taste super yummy. I'll let it sit a while and see how much it thickens.
Thanks for letting me know. Did you use long grain white basmati rice or some other variety? It does thickens as it sits for a while. Thank you.