Tropical Rice Pudding

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There’s something super comforting about rice pudding.  It’s creamy, sweet and delicious – what more could you ask for?  Our Tropical Rice Pudding is all of those things but with a little hint of sunshine thrown in!

We love the combination of coconut and tangy passionfruit in this recipe, but if you’re not a fan then you can add any tropical fruit that you like instead!  Mango or pineapple would also work really well.

Any pudding rice will work well in our Tropical Rice Pudding, but we find that Arborio rice cooks quicker and gives a really creamy texture!

What diets is this Tropical Rice Pudding suitable for?

This Tropical Rice Pudding is suitable for dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Tropical Rice Pudding?

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We use Sukrin 1 which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories. 

Sukrin 1 doesn’t have that strange aftertaste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do! It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar – which makes it really easy to substitute in recipes like this Tropical Rice Pudding.

If you’re using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.

That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

How many calories are in this Tropical Rice Pudding?

There are 344 calories per portion in this Tropical Rice Pudding, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Tropical Rice Pudding is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Tropical Rice Pudding

Our slimming friendly Tropical Rice Pudding is the perfect indulgent dessert, whether you're following Weight Watchers or calorie counting!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 344
  • Carbs 73G
  • WW Points:
  • 11 Green
  • 11 Blue
  • 11 Purple


  • 350 g arborio rice or pudding rice
  • 800 ml Alpro Coconut Drink (No added sugar)
  • 3 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 1 whole lime
  • 4 whole passion fruit
  • 1 whole vanilla pod

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  1. Add the rice and milk to a saucepan on a low heat. Cut the vanilla pod in two and scoop out the seeds, adding them and the pod to the saucepan. Cook for around 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the rice is tender and creamy.
  2. Once cooked, stir in the sweetener and the juice and zest of the lime.
  3. Serve immediately topped with one half of the scooped out passion fruit on top, and one half to garnish.

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HelenFriday 28th September 2018

Can I use skimmed milk instead of coconut milk please ?


Emily JonesSunday 29th April 2018

Can you freeze this recipe?
Thank you.


CeriMonday 2nd April 2018

I’d like to try this for breakfast. Do you think it would keep in the fridge ok if I made 4 portions and had it over 4 days?


Rachel BidderSunday 4th March 2018

Hi, I have made this several times – its delicious! However, I do agree with Susan, the quantity of liquid versus arborio rice isn’t right. I made it this afternoon with 200g of arborio rice and it was perfect. You may need to adjust (decrease) the amount of lime and sweetener accordingly.


NicolaSaturday 3rd February 2018

Could you make this in the slow cooker?


SueTuesday 30th January 2018

Hi there. What can be used instead of a vanilla pod ..? Thank you.


Orla RourkeSunday 28th January 2018

this sounds ridiculously delicious! I will be making it for brekkie some day!


Susan SteeleSunday 28th January 2018

I really like this. I have made this twice now and each time I have to add a lot more liquid?


Laurina DennisSunday 7th January 2018

Making this for dessert after Sunday dinnet


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