These Vegan Salted Caramel and Chocolate Rice Puddings are absolutely rich, creamy, and indulgent. They are perfect as a dessert for breakfast, but healthier and one that will leave you wanting more.
I made a beeline towards the dairy aisle.
I lived in a small city growing up with grocery stores that were less than 10 minutes away. Every day of the week, I would run out to our mailbox to see if there are any newsletters from grocery stores. We would go through all of them, looking for any sales that are applicable to us.
Early Saturday morning, my mom and I would head to the grocery stores with sales we were interested in. One of the final stops we make is our local Stop & Shop. For some reason, that grocery store always had their AC turned super high so whenever we went there, my mom and I would bring an extra sweater with us.
I had a phase when I was obsessed with rice pudding and would make a beeline toward the dairy aisle where the rice pudding was located at that grocery store. I would be hunched over because of how cold it was inside and would walk as quickly as I could, grabbing a couple of packages of chocolate rice pudding and any other things I need there and check out as soon as we could.
I would have one when I got home as a morning snack and save the rest for when I got back from school while my mom prepared lunch for my siblings and I. No one else in my family or friend group liked rice pudding so I was always happy to not have to share them with anyone else, savoring every bite of it.
What is your favorite snack to have?
Let’s make these Vegan Salted Caramel and Chocolate Rice Puddings (gluten-free)!Print
These Vegan Salted Caramel and Chocolate Rice Pudding are absolutely rich, creamy and indulgent. They are perfect as a dessert for breakfast, but healthier and one that will leave you wanting more.
Chocolate Rice Pudding
1 1/3 (198g) Right Rice’s Original Rice (or long-grain white rice)
4 cups (1000g) unsweetened, plant-based milk of choice
⅓ cup (114g) maple syrup
¼ cup (25g) cacao powder
½ cup (120g) vegan coconut cream
1 cup (5 ounces) vegan dark chocolate
1 can (400ml) coconut cream
1 cup (160g) coconut sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
- Make the salted caramel. Add the coconut cream, coconut sugar, vanilla extract and salt to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for about 30 minutes, until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool.
- Make the chocolate rice pudding. Add the rice, plant-based milk, maple syrup, and cacao powder to a large pot over medium-low heat. Stir until all the ingredients are well-combined. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and allow it to simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the rice is cooked and slightly thickened.*
- Pour in the vegan coconut cream and dark chocolate. Stir until all the ingredients are combined and allow it to simmer again for about 8-10 minutes, until it is thickened to desired consistency.
- Divide the rice pudding into separate bowls or glasses. Top with the salted caramel and any other toppings of your choice. Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!
Keywords: rice pudding, chocolate, salted caramel