Crock Pot Rice Pudding

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Crock Pot Rice Pudding is rich and creamy and ridiculously easy. Just toss all the ingredients into your slow cooker and it does all the work!

bowl of crock pot rice pudding with a cinnamon stickCrockpot Rice Pudding

Creamy homemade rice pudding has been a favorite at my house since my boys were little. Some of us like it with cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top, some of us like it with a spoonful of jam. It’s a comforting dessert, but sometimes I add less sugar and we have it for breakfast.

The one thing I don’t love about making rice pudding is that you have to stand at the stove and stir it until it thickens. It’s not hard, it’s just time consuming. Well not anymore! With this recipe, you just stir everything together in your slow cooker and walk away.

bowls of cinnamon rice pudding made in the crock pot

How to make rice pudding in the slow cooker:


  • long grain rice
  • evaporated milk
  • milk
  • sugar
  • butter
  • vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon
  • salt

It really doesn’t get easier than this. Just dump raw rice, evaporated milk, milk, sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt into the slow cooker. Stir everything together, and turn on your slow cooker.

I’m usually in a hurry, so I always use the high setting. In my crock pot it takes just over 2 1/2 hours. You want to make sure you don’t overcook it, or it loses its creaminess and gets too thick.

crock pot rice pudding recipe collage

One thing that’s different about this recipe than my traditional rice pudding is that it doesn’t contain eggs as a thickener. That makes this recipe perfect for people with an egg allergy.

Tips for making crock pot rice pudding:

  1. -All crock pots cook differently, so the first time you make this I recommend stirring it occasionally to see how it’s doing. If it is drying out, add more evaporated milk.
  2. -You can substitute cream for the evaporated milk if you want. 
  3. -Don’t replace the evaporated milk with regular milk, it tends to curdle.
  4. Starch in the rice is what thickens the pudding, so don’t rinse your rice before you add it. 
  5. Feel free to adjust the spices to your taste. You can add more or less cinnamon, or even add some nutmeg.
  6. If you want, you can add raisins or Craisins. Either stir them in at the beginning so they plump up, or add them during the last 20 minutes so they are just heated through.

crock pot rice pudding recipe collage

Here are a few more dessert recipes to check out:

Creamy Rice Pudding
Toffee Chocolate Rice Pudding
3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse
Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Crock Pot Rice Pudding Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Crockpot Rice Pudding

Crockpot Rice Pudding
Cinnamon rice pudding made in the slow cooker. So easy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes


  • 3/4 cup raw rice (I used long grain)
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Spray inside of slow cooker with non-stick spray. (I used a 6 quart slow cooker.)
  2. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Whisk together to blend in the cinnamon.
  3. Cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours, or on LOW for 4-5. I cooked mine on HIGH for 2 hours and 45 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 29mg Sodium: 215mg Carbohydrates: 53g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 29g Protein: 7g
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  1. If l want to add raisins, do you add in the beginning or end of the cooking?

  2. Can I make with cream or 1/2 and 1/2?

    • I think the cream would work. The 1/2 and 1/2 might also work. I just know I haven’t had luck using regular milk in the crock pot, it curdles.

  3. I love the recipe! Very easy! I doubled the recipe and cooked for about 3.5 hours on high and once it was done it was thick so I just added the rest of the evaporated milk. So there was 24oz total in evaporated milk! But wouldn’t add it all in the beginning! Yummy I can’t wait to enjoy it with my family !

  4. I have just made this and was done within 2.5 hours using pudding rice

  5. It didn’t work for me after 3 hrs rice was still hard

  6. This didn’t work for me at all. Followed every step. Cooked it for hours on high and the rice was still hard. Made the house smell nice at least. Such a bummer.

    • Sorry it didn’t turn out. It could be that your slow cooker cooks hotter than mine. If the rice is still hard and the liquid is gone, you could add more milk and cook it a little longer.

  7. Hello, I am making rice pudding for the first time. Don’t have the time to stand at the stove and stir. Thanks for the easy fix. One question, how many servings does this yield? Thanks again and Merry Christmas!!!

  8. I love rice pudding!! It is so comforting & tasty!! I love how easy it is to make, too!

  9. Amy Huntley says

    I’ve never done Rice Pudding in the crock pot! Such a great idea!

  10. I LOVE rice pudding, and in the crock pot?! Perfect!

  11. Love how quick and easy this was!

  12. Julie Blanner says

    Love this easy shortcut!

  13. Love how easy this rice pudding is to make! My family loves it!

  14. I need to make this ASAP. What a perfect holiday party idea.

  15. This is so cozy & delicious!! I love how creamy it is & the hint of cinnamon!

  16. I really love how easy this is!! And it tastes amazing!

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