Sabroso Saturday: Chocolate Rice Pudding Recipe

by Migdalia Rivera

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)! The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and our taste buds, without sacrificing our health!


This week’s Sabroso Saturday features Chocolate Rice Pudding and contains chocolate milk. The recipe is a  wonderful variation of the Arroz con Leche/Spanish Style Rice Pudding I grew up with in my family.  The chocolate milk also seems to boil over well with the kids (mine loved it!). Even better, it helps them meet their daily calcium recommendations while also providing them with vitamins A, D and B12, and potassium! 

I also like the simplicity and ease of the Chocolate Rice Pudding recipe. I can easily double it and serve it to a larger group, which I plan on doing during the holidays. I would also serve smaller servings in Dixie cups (4 oz vs. 8 oz) on a decorative platter. 

Note: You can reduce the calories in this recipe even further by using  fat free condensed milk instead of the regular condensed milk.


Chocolate Rice Pudding
Makes 5 (1 cup) servings
Nutrition information per cup
354 calories; 4.6g fat; 2.7 saturated fat; 10.5 g protein; 289 g calcium


  • 3 cups low fat chocolate milk
  • 3 cups of cooked rice
  • ½ cup sweet condensed milk (use fat-free to decrease calories)
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • Raisins and a sprinkle of cinnamon for decoration* 



  1. In a pan, mix ½ tsp of the orange zest with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Cook ingredients at medium heat until it begins to simmer.
  3. Once simmering, decrease to low heat and cook for approximately 10-15 minutes. Make sure you stir frequently!
  4. Add the rest of the orange zest when the rice is almost ready.
  5. Before serving, add raisins to the top and sprinkle with cinnamon.


You can serve the pudding warm or cold.  To serve cold, let stand for 15 minutes before refrigerating for an hour or so. 

¡Buen provecho!

*The amount of raisins and cinnamon used in the recipe is based on taste. You can add more or none at all! Its up to you. I used about 1/2 cup of raisins and about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.

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Daily recommendations: 3 cups of low-fat or fat-free milk or equivalent milk products for those 9 years of age and older; 2 cups of low-fat and fat-free milk or equivalent milk products for children 2-8 years old.


Do you have a Sabroso Saturday recipe you would like to share? It’s easy!

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Enjoy & have a healthy Sabroso Saturday!

Disclosure: This is a paid post created in collaboration with Milk Processors Education Program (MilkPEP). All opinions expressed herein are solely my own.

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Yoly - YNR Live October 30, 2010 at 9:34 am

Another good recipe with chocolate milk!
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2 Carolyn G October 30, 2010 at 9:47 am

Oh I love love love rice pudding. My abuelita used to make that for me too!! THis looks pretty good!

3 Melinda October 30, 2010 at 10:04 am

I prefer it cool to room temperature. mmm the memories

4 Ms. Latina October 30, 2010 at 10:31 am

Carolyn & Melinda: While making the pudding it brought so many memories of me playing with my cousins while the mujeres/women cooked in the kitchen and the men played dominoes! Those were good times!
I’m hoping this chocolate variation becomes a family tradition, that the boys will associate with me when they have kids of their own. :)

5 Joscelyn @ MamiofMultiples.com October 30, 2010 at 10:42 am

As many other Latinas, I have wonderful memories of watching and making rice pudding for the holidays and special events with my family. This recipe looks really yummy.
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6 Lisa October 30, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Yummy!!! after seeing all of these wonderful and yummy dishes, I’m going to eat something right now! LOL
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7 Lileni October 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Muy padre tu blog y buenisimas recetas! besos!
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8 Tracy October 30, 2010 at 6:08 pm

I didn’t take photos of the delicious recipe I made this week, so I didn’t blog it. Maybe I’ll participate in Sabroso Saturday next week. So many great recipes here. Gracias, amigas!
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9 Ofelia October 30, 2010 at 7:24 pm

I would never have tried to make arroz con leche chocolate! I’m sure my daughter will want to try this warm AND cold ;-)
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10 Rachel October 30, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Mmm.. Arroz con dulce. One favorite holiday treat of mine. I must try it with the chocolate milk. These holidays will be full of special dishes thatnks to Sabroso Saturday!

11 Lori October 30, 2010 at 8:46 pm

MMMMM MMMMM Cannot wait to try!!!! Love he chocolate milk variation too. :)

12 1955nurse October 30, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Yummm! This is a great varietion…and pretty healthy, too! Actually Arroz con dulce is a great thing to make if you have some one in your house not feeling well, the rice is soothing to the digestive tract and you can use Soymilk if you need to! (Plus it’s a FABulous comfort food!)

13 JulieDiazAsper October 30, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Rice pudding is comfort food. Love the idea of a chocolate version.
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14 Romina Mamá XXI October 30, 2010 at 10:39 pm

I never though that I could do so may recipes with chocolate mil, thanks for all of this amazing recipes, they are yummy and very easy to prepare ;) Have a happy Halloween!
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15 Romina Mamá XXI October 30, 2010 at 10:41 pm

I never though that I could do so many recipes with chocolate milk, thanks for all of this , they are yummy and easy to prepare ;)
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16 Sabrina November 1, 2010 at 11:20 am

Sounds yummy, can’t wait to try it….

17 Mariana @ The Domestic Buzz November 6, 2010 at 4:55 pm

I know it’s strange, but I don’t really like rice pudding. Adding chocolate to it may change that, though :)
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