Arroz con Tres Leches (Three Milks Rice Pudding)

by Erica Dinho on April 10, 2012

Tres Leches Rice pudding

Do you ever crave something sweet but don’t want to put in the time and effort to create it? Well, here’s a simple and wonderful dessert, Tres Leches Rice Pudding. A creamy rice pudding cooked with sweet condensed milk, evaporated milk, heavy cream and whole milk!

I just love rice pudding and this Tres Leches version is absolutely delicious.

Buen provecho!

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(About 6 servings)

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, washed
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 (12 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of sugar


  1. In a large saucepan over high heat, combine the rice, water and salt and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the cinnamon sticks and reduce the heat to medium-low and cook uncovered, stirring once or twice, until the rice is tender, 30 to 35 minutes.
  3. Remove the cinnamon sticks. In a medium bowl mix together the whole milk, evaporated milk, heavy cream, vanilla, sugar and condensed milk.
  4. Pour the mixture over the rice, stir, and reduce the heat to low. Cook for about 20 minutes more stirring occasionally.
  5. Set aside to cool slightly or refrigerate. The rice pudding can be served warm, at room temperature, or cold. To serve: Spoon the rice pudding into bowls.
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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook April 10, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Looks rich and decadent and delicious! I love rice pudding!


2 Belinda @zomppa April 10, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Thanks a lot…wasn’t craving it a minute ago, but now I am!


3 Karen April 10, 2012 at 4:02 PM

I love rice pudding… I bet this tastes wonderfully rich! (I’ve been having trouble with your captcha lately, so have been unable to leave comments. It seems that no matter what I type, it rejects it… just wanted you to know :)


4 Erica April 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Karen-Thank you.!


5 Ivy April 11, 2012 at 4:38 AM

Must taste amazing!! Heavy cream is also made of milk so actually it’s four kind of milk :)


6 Reeni April 11, 2012 at 8:54 PM

This sounds absolutely delicious! So rich and creamy – I’m in love!


7 Noelle (@singerinkitchen) April 12, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Que rico!!! I need this in my life soon!


8 Joanne April 13, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Rice pudding will always and forever be one of my most favorite desserts! And seriously, what isn’t made better by sweetened condensed milk. This looks amazing!


9 rebecca subbiah April 15, 2012 at 10:03 AM

looks so good, adore rice pudding you should make a mango one


10 Mauricio April 19, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Muchas gracias por tomarte el tiempo y hacer esta pagina de comida Colombiana. Todas tus recetas son muy tipicas y deliciosas. Yo ya probe varias y todas han sido un exito.La mejor pagina de recetas Colombianas en internet.


11 Paula April 22, 2012 at 8:25 AM

We made this yesterday and it was so creamy and good! I can’t wait to eat more.


12 Ana Maria September 4, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Hola, yo soy colombiana y vivo en Bogotá, mi familia es de Medellín también. Ayer buscando una receta de arroz con leche descubrí tu página, y debo decirte que aunque no me gusta mucho cocinar, ví unas recetas que se ven tan ricas que me dan ganas de cocinar, así que seguramente preparare algunas. Mi mamá obviamente sabe hacer el arroz con leche tradicional, pero yo quería buscar uno diferente, y encontré que tienes algunas variaciones, pero quería hacerte una pregunta que es la leche evaporada? (le pregunte a una tía de Medellín que esta visitándonos y que vivió en Miami y me dice que la venden en EU, que no sabe si acá la venden) y quería saber en esta receta se puede reemplazar por otro ingrediente o por más leche o leche en polvo no se. Muchas gracias.


13 Erica September 4, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Puedes utilizar leche Klim y queda delicioso, pero yo creo que puedes encontrar leche evaporada en lata en supermercados en Colombia .


14 Ana Maria September 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Hola muchas gracias Erica, voy a buscarla en donde vendan importados, otra tia lo hace solo con leche klim y no me gusto tanto, pero por ahora voy a probarlo sin la leche evaporada y solo con los otros ingredientes. Gracias ;)


15 Newcook May 6, 2013 at 6:44 AM

Hi, unfortunately mine came out very liquidy with the rice at the bottom. The rice was cooked : ). I can’t for the life of me determine what I did incorrectly. Any thoughts?


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