Coconut Rice Pudding: Disney Cruise Copycat Recipe

Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins
Total 30 mins
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Coconut Rice Pudding: a Disney Cruise copycat recipe for extra creamy coconut rice pudding made with four different kinds of milk, golden raisins and coconut!

Coconut Rice Pudding: Disney Cruise Copycat Recipe! Made extra creamy with coconut milk!

Last month we headed out on another amazing Disney Cruise as part of the Disney Social Media Mom’s Conference (#DisneySMMC).

We had such an amazing family trip, just as much fun as we had last time, and proceeded to eat everything in sight.

In particular, I came home dreaming about their Coconut Rice Pudding we found in the buffet line on the ship.

We all loved it so much, that we all went back for second helpings!

Coconut Rice Pudding: Disney Cruise Copycat Recipe! Made extra creamy with coconut milk!

When we came home, I immediately reached out to the wonderful people at Disney and begged for the recipe.

Thankfully, they were happy to share! The recipe sent to me was made to feed 658 people! It included 1,104 cups of milk!

So after a few hours of math (whew!), I whittled it down to a more respectable serving size for a family of 4.

But the Coconut Rice Pudding is not the only amazing thing we ate…

The Rose Gold Cupcake above and Strawberry Banana Cone (on Castaway Cay!) were my other two favorite desserts from our trip.

We found the Rose Gold Cupcake at the Main Street Bakery in Magic Kingdom and it tasted even better than it looks.

It’s two cupcakes in one (there’s a hidden mini cupcake under all that frosting!!) and the inside is a super moist red velvet and vanilla swirl cake!

The Strawberry Banana Cone can only be found around the beaches of Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island. Every year we have gone, they have different flavors.

The Strawberry Banana combo has been my favorite flavor yet! It’s so refreshingly fruity on a hot beach day.

Pro Tip: If you happen to visit Epcot instead of Magic Kingdom, I found a Rose Gold Cupcake there as well last weekend!

The girls really were SO excited to go on “Mickey’s Boat” this year! Something about being a year older (they are 3 1/2 currently) made all the difference.

Yes, they had a BLAST last year, but this year they were more understanding of what was going on.

We got the call on the way to the ship from Mickey inviting us to join him on the cruise and they could not contain their excitement!

After you sign up for a Disney cruise, you can sign up for a complimentary phone call from your kids favorite character.

You get to set the date/time of the call to coincide with your schedule. It really set our trip off on an exciting note.

This year we cruised on the Disney Dream and well, it was a dream. Don’t laugh, I know I’m corny.

The ship is incredible and so well thought out. We never felt too crowded and could always find something fun to do.

We enjoyed all 3 of the dining rooms immensely, but our favorite was the Enchanted Garden (pictured above on the right).

On Saturday, we made use of the free Disney Oceaneer Lab (which the girl’s LOVED) and had a date night.

We had dinner and then went to see the onboard movie, Black Panther. The kids had a blast and we didn’t feel guilty at all for taking a night away just the two of us.

The final day of the cruise was spent on one of our favorite places, Castaway Cay. Just look how gorgeous it is!

I wish Disney had a hotel there, we’d stay for a week! It’s such a beautiful island and there is so much to do!

Bike riding, snorkeling and sand castle building were high on our lists this year.

Next time we think we will pop the kids into the Oceaneer Lab (also located on the island) and visit the adult only beach.

Coconut Rice Pudding: Disney Cruise Copycat Recipe! Made extra creamy with coconut milk!

After our day at Castaway Cay, we popped back onto the boat for a late lunch.

That was when we found the Coconut Rice Pudding!

We all love rice pudding already, but the coconut really made it extra special.

Coconut Rice Pudding: Disney Cruise Copycat Recipe! Made extra creamy with coconut milk!

This recipe is very easy to make on the stove top and uses four different forms of milk to keep it extra creamy!

I followed the recipe as closely as I could to the exact recipe Disney sent to me from the ship.

Their recipe used a steam kettle and massive quantities, so I did have to improvise a little!

If you have been on a Disney cruise and had this amazing Coconut Rice Pudding, you will notice one thing I did add. Shredded Coconut!

It is 100% optional, to add it or not, but I do think it adds a little extra pizzaz to the recipe!

Yield: 4 large servings

Coconut Rice Pudding Recipe

Coconut Rice Pudding: A Disney Cruise Copycat Recipe! Made extra creamy with coconut milk!

Coconut Rice Pudding: a Disney Cruise copycat recipe for extra creamy coconut rice pudding made with four different kinds of milk, golden raisins and coconut!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 cup medium grain white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 13.5 oz can of coconut milk
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins, optional
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut, optional


  1. In a large pot, place the rice, whole milk and coconut milk together over high heat.
  2. When the mixture starts boiling, place the lid and reduce the heat to low.
  3. Cook for 14-16 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the rice is completely cooked.
  4. Pour in the condensed milk, heavy cream and cinnamon. Stir well. Add raisins, if desired.
  5. Cook on low heat, until the rice has thickened and the mixture is creamy, about 12 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat and mix in the shredded coconut. Serve warm!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 696Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 186mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 2gSugar: 58gProtein: 13g


If you liked this post, you will also want to check out my tips for Disney Cruising With Toddlers! i.e. how to survive a cruise with twin 2 year olds. ;-)


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  1. Emily

    Made this tonight for hubby and myself. I used jasmine rice and added a smidge of chai spices with the cinnamon. Also, I didn’t have sweetened condensed milk so I added an extra cup of whole milk and 1/3 cup brown sugar during the rice cooking process. Otherwise, I did everything as the recipe said. It took a bit longer than 12 minutes to thicken- I’m assuming because I used non-condensed milk- but with a bit of patience and lots of stirring, it turned out AMAZING! Husband and I both loved it!

    1. Miriam

      I was simply “window shopping” and then I stumbled across your post about how much you and hubby enjoyed your rice pudding. Now I’m forced to also make it or else I feel guilty that I’m depriving my hubby of this wonderful recipe I know he’ll love! Thank you, Emily!

      And thank you, Jessica for the original recipe! BTW…the girls look beautiful in their red swimsuits! Wonderful memories…as they grow so quickly! Reminds me of my daughter at that age! I’ve been blessed with only Grandsons. And grand they are at over 6 ft tall!

  2. Roger

    My wife liked it – that means that it’s really good AND it was good, I liked it, I cooked it as written by the novice chef, added only one half teaspoon of vanilla extract.
    Try this one readers, it is great tasting

  3. Adam

    1,104…LOL… you gotta love Disney! I’m literally in my kitchen right now its 2:20 a.m. getting ready to make this, it looks awesome!

  4. Karen

    I made a variation on this. I had leftover jasmine rice and wanted to try making this, so I heated up a can of coconut milk (from the Asian food section of the store) mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla & 1/2 cup coconut sugar. I just put the burner on simmer to let it heat very slowly. Then I put my cold leftover rice in a bowl and ladled sauce over it until the rice was mostly covered. I heated this in the microwave for 30 sec and let sit for a bit. Some of the sauce had then soaked into the rice so I stirred in a little more sauce and heated it again for 30 sec. then I topped it with frozen mango chunks which had been slightly defrosted. I topped it off with some shredded coconut.
    I’m sure the texture is different but it was pretty good; not too sweet, and I will be freezing the leftover sauce to use next time.

  5. Etta Campbell

    I want to make this but the recipe says coconut milk and the video says coconut cream.
    I’d like to use what’s best. Isn’t coconut cream thicker?
    Thanks, Etta

  6. ConfusedPolarBear

    Just made this, my granddaughter and I are eating it right now.  Well she started before me, actually she started before it was finished cooking lol.  I read the comments about the sweetness and started with 1/3 c of the condensed milk.  I gave my GD a spoonful to see if the sweetness was to her liking.  Yup it was sweet enough for her and she wanted some right then.  I told her it still had 10 min to cook and thicken.  Nope for her it was thick enough.  I love this, too, not really sweet (if you use less condensed milk) and it’s so creamy and I love the thickness.   Thank you, now I’m going back to eating 

  7. Myhanh

    I like your jars. Where did you get them? The recipe looks so delicious and can’t wait to try it. I love coconut! 
    Thank you 

  8. Kim

    Your recipe says to add the rice, whole milk and cocunut cream??? Did you mean coconut milk because the ingredient list does not mention coconut cream. Can you clarify as I really want to make this recipe.

  9. Alisha Cass

    I used coconut milk as instructed and it was perfect! A bit on the sweet side but so was the original. I accidentally added the whole can of condensed milk instead of a cup so that may be why. Next time I’ll follow the directions better ;-) Thank you for sharing!

  10. Dawn

    I just made this tonight using the coconut milk didn’t know what the cream was but the flavor it there but dry what did I do wrong

  11. Kate Reser

    Its a great recipe! I used medium grain brown rice and I toasted pecans. Pecans before removing from heat and pat of butter stirred in.

    1. Jodie

      I noticed the same thing..recipe says coconut milk but directions say coconut cream..I bought coconut milk and am making it now, so hopefully it works..

  12. Miriam

    Hi. I just made this recipe. Thank you for sharing it. Just wanted to share how mine turned out….It was super super sweet and I love sweet but it was too sweet. I think i will maybe try making it again but I plan on cutting the coconut milk n condensed milk recipe in half. I had to add about another cup of milk to it to kill the sweetness a bit but it was still overkill sweet.  I didn’t even add the raisins. Other than that, thank you for sharing the recipe even if I had to tweek it a bit I now have a recipe for coconut rice pudding that im able to tweek to suit my taste. Thanks again for sharing.  :)

  13. Felicia

    Hi.. I think you need to adjust your recipe to read one can of coconut cream instead of one can of coconut milk

  14. Renee - Kudos Kitchen

    I’ve never been a big fan of rice pudding, but with a flavor like this, I’m willing to try again.

  15. Demeter

    I’m sure you would’ve had no problem finding 658 friends to come over and help eat it all up… looks that good!

  16. Monica huchton

    New to this website … how do we know the nutritional content …. just prob calculate as we go ? 
    Thank u for all this info and adorable pictures !!

  17. Amanda

    Rice pudding is one of those desserts I tend to forget about making, but that’s changed… just added this to our menu for next week :)

  18. Kristen Chidsey

    My friend just got back from a Disney cruise and went on and on about how wonderful it was as well. I will have to pass along this recipe to her (and check out the cruise myself)

  19. Maureen

    Could only find Arborio rice for medium grain as specified in the recipe. So far it’s been on the stove 45 minutes and the rice is still too chewy. The sauce tastes great so I’m continuing this until is done. Hope it doesn’t take all night!

  20. Bernard Ber

    Glad to hear you had such a great time on the Disney cruise. I didn’t even know they had cruises.

    The coconut rice pudding is a great idea. The coconut angle hadn’t occurred to me. I really like rice pudding. I will post this innovative recipe tomorrow on my Reddit Web page at:


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