Delicious Instant Pot Pina Colada Rice Pudding Recipe

Have you ever craved for something sweet, creamy, and tropical? Look no further than this Instant Pot Pina Colada Rice Pudding recipe. As a chef specializing in Vietnamese and Asian cuisine, I have experimented with various flavors to create fusion dishes that excite the palate. This is one recipe that consistently earns thumbs up from my colleagues and customers alike.

Using the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker makes this recipe easier to prepare and quicker to enjoy. The pressure cooker allows the creamy rice pudding to be thickened steadily without constant stirring. With just a few simple steps, you can achieve a “rice masterpiece” that combines fluffy arborio rice with creamy coconut milk, diced pineapple tidbits and a touch of vanilla extract.

The key ingredient in this recipe is the coconut milk that adds to the creaminess of the rice pudding while providing a subtle hint of tropical goodness. The addition of pineapple tidbits brings sweet, tart notes that complement the creamy rice pudding perfectly. Unlike traditional rice pudding recipes, this Pina Colada Rice Pudding has that perfect balance of creaminess, sweetness, tropical flavors topped off with a little bit of crunch from the toasted coconut shavings.

This Instant Pot Pina Colada Rice Pudding Recipe is perfect for dinner parties or potlucks or even for an after-dinner dessert at home. Stay tuned for more detailed instructions, tips, and ideas on how to make the perfect Instant Pot Pina Colada Rice Pudding. Prepare your taste buds for an explosion of flavors!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Instant Pot Pina Colada Rice Pudding
Instant Pot Pina Colada Rice Pudding

If you’re a lover of comfort food, then this Instant Pot Pina Colada Rice Pudding Recipe is just what you need in your life. Trust me when I say that this recipe will transport your taste buds to the tropical paradise of the Caribbean islands.

Firstly, with ingredients like pineapple tidbits and coconut milk, you’ll get a burst of sweet flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. And secondly, the aroma and taste of vanilla extract will remind you of warm beach breezes and sunshine.

But what makes this recipe truly special is that it’s a twist on the traditional rice pudding recipe. The coconut rice provides an exotic flavor, while the pudding thick and creamy texture makes it a comforting and satisfying dish that you can indulge in without any guilt.

And if cooking is not something you enjoy or have time for, don’t worry. This recipe is made in the Instant Pot, which means with just one pot and minimal prep, you can whip up a delicious dessert in no time.

So if you’re looking to impress at your next dinner party or simply want to indulge in some comfort food alone, try out this Instant Pot Pina Colada Rice Pudding Recipe. With its unique combination of piña colada and rice pudding, it might just become your new favorite dessert!

Ingredient List

“A tropical twist on classic rice pudding!”

Let’s take a look at the ingredient list that we’ll be working with for this Instant Pot Piña Colada Rice Pudding Recipe. Perhaps you already have a few of these in your pantry, but if not, get ready to do some grocery shopping! Here is everything you’ll need:


  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk
  • Pineapple tidbits (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Vanilla extract (to taste)

You can always adjust the ingredients to make the recipe more or less sweet depending on your personal preference. Now that we have our ingredients, it’s time to start cooking!

The Recipe How-To

“Indulge in the rich, creamy goodness of this Pina Colada Rice Pudding!”

Now that we have all the necessary ingredients, we can finally start cooking. This Instant Pot Pina Colada Rice Pudding Recipe is easy to make and takes no more than an hour from start to finish.

Step 1: Combining Ingredients

First, turn on your Instant Pot and press the “sauté” button. Add in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and let it heat up. Once it’s hot, add 1 cup of arborio rice and stir until the rice is coated evenly with the oil.

Next, add in 2 cups of water, 1 can of coconut milk, and 1 cup of pineapple tidbits (drained). Stir well to combine all ingredients.

Step 2: Pressure Cook

Secure the lid of the Instant Pot and set it to pressure cook on high for 10 minutes. Make sure that the valve is set to “sealing”. Once the timer goes off, allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes before switching to manual release.

Step 3: Add Milk, Eggs, and Sugar

Remove the lid from your Instant Pot and press “cancel”. Set the pot to “sauté” mode once again.

Add in 3 cups of milk, 2 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 cup of sugar. Stir until all ingredients are combined.

Step 4: Cook Milk Mixture

Bring the mixture to a boil while constantly stirring for about 5 minutes or until it thickens into a pudding-like consistency.

Once it’s thickened, turn off heat and allow it to cool slightly before serving.

Enjoy your delicious homemade Instant Pot Pina Colada Rice Pudding Recipe with friends and family as a perfect dessert for any occasion.

Substitutions and Variations

“Instant Pot magic never ceases to amaze me!”

I am quite the adventurous chef, and I enjoy playing around with variations. Luckily, this Instant Pot Pina Colada Rice Pudding Recipe lends itself well to creativity with its simple yet elegant flavors. Here are some ideas you can try:

– Pineapple Coconut Rice Pudding: If you love pineapple, like me, swap the pineapple tidbits for a cup of well-drained crushed pineapple and add an extra 1/4 teaspoon of coconut extract to the mix.

– Arroz con Leche: This Latin American cousin of the rice pudding is spiced up with cinnamon sticks that you simmer in the milk mixture. Add one teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the mixture instead of vanilla extract and cinnamon spice on top.

– Creamy Coconut Rice: Skip the eggs and use one cup of coconut cream or evaporated milk instead of regular milk for a richer flavor. You can also mix in some unsweetened shredded coconut flakes before serving for texture.

– Vegan Coconut Rice Pudding: For my vegan friends, replace the eggs with two tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce or two tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with two tablespoons of water. Use canned coconut cream instead of condensed milk.

These are just a few ideas of what you can do with this versatile recipe. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find your own favorite version!

Serving and Pairing

“Just a few simple steps to a dessert that will transport your taste buds to the beach.”

As a chef specializing in Vietnamese and Asian cuisine, I enjoy pairing this pina colada rice pudding with tropical fruits like sliced mango, kiwifruit, and papaya. The flavors complement each other and create a refreshing ending to any meal.

For a more indulgent dessert experience, I suggest topping the rice pudding with whipped cream or toasted coconut flakes. The creamy texture of the dish pairs perfectly with the light and airy taste of whipped cream.

In addition to being a delightful dessert, this pina colada rice pudding can also double as a breakfast dish. For breakfast, you can pair it with bacon or sausages to add some savory elements to the meal.

Another excellent pairing option is to serve this rice pudding alongside some hot brewed coffee or tea. The richness of the coffee or tea will contrast well with the creamy smoothness of the pina colada rice pudding, creating an enticing combination that has my taste buds dancing.

Whether you’re pairing it with bold, colorful fruit, spice-flavored coffee or tea or having it as breakfast food or dessert, your pina colada rice pudding will be an outstanding treat that will have everyone fully satisfied.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Coconut and pineapple – the perfect combination for a refreshing dessert.”

Like most rice pudding recipes, Instant Pot Piña Colada Rice Pudding can be made two days ahead and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. The chilling time allows the rice pudding’s flavors to meld beautifully, resulting in a creamier mixture that is irresistible to the palate.

When storing leftover Piña Colada Rice Pudding, transfer it into airtight containers or cover it tightly with plastic wrap. Use a marker to label the container with the date of storage. This recipe keeps well for up to 5 days when refrigerated at 40°F or below.

To reheat individual servings, microwave for 45 seconds or until just heated through, stirring every 15 seconds to avoid any clumps. Alternatively, you can reheat it on low heat on a stovetop. Whisk in additional milk if needed to adjust the consistency.

If you plan to make a large batch for future use, allow the pudding to cool down completely before storing it in freezer-safe bags or containers. This recipe freezes well for up to 2 weeks when stored at 0°F or below. To thaw, simply move the container to the refrigerator overnight and heat gently on low heat.

Overall, storing and reheating Instant Pot Piña Colada Rice Pudding is effortless, making it an ideal dessert recipe for dinner parties or anytime you’re craving something sweet and creamy.

Tips for Perfect Results

“You won’t be able to resist the aroma of coconut wafting from your Instant Pot.”

When making Instant Pot Piña Colada Rice Pudding, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure perfect results every time. As a chef who specializes in Asian cuisine, I have made my fair share of rice puddings and I have some tips that can help you take your pudding to the next level. Here are some of my top tips for achieving the perfect Instant Pot Piña Colada Rice Pudding.

One important thing to keep in mind is the type of rice you use. Arborio rice is the best option because it has a high starch content which gives the pudding its creamy texture. Make sure not to overcook the rice, or it will turn into mushy and lose its unique texture.

Another tip is to use high-quality ingredients. Use fresh pineapple tidbits and real coconut milk instead of coconut extract or cream of coconut. This will make a significant difference in the flavor of your pudding.

When cooking, try not to disturb the rice too much while it’s softening since this could break apart the grains and cause them not to soften correctly. Once finished cooking, let it naturally release pressure for 10 minutes, then quick-release remaining pressure.

It’s essential to be patient and allow the pudding to cool down before serving or storing—a hot warm pudding isn’t as appealing as chilled pudding. Allow it to cool on the counter for an hour, then chill overnight in the fridge.

Lastly, if you want to take this dessert over-the-top, serve it with freshly whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes. It adds a lovely texture to your smooth & creamy rice pudding.

With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to achieve the perfect Instant Pot Piña Colada Rice Pudding every time!


As with any recipe, there may be some common questions or concerns that come up during the cooking process. Here are some frequently asked questions about our Instant Pot piña colada rice pudding recipe to help ensure your dish turns out as delicious as possible.

Why is my rice in Instant Pot mushy?

If you find yourself with a batch of instant pot rice that is too soft and mushy, it is likely that you have added more water than the recommended 1 to 1 ratio. To ensure optimal rice texture, be sure to measure out the same amount of rice and water using the same container. By following these simple steps, you can avoid any mishaps and ensure your rice is cooked to perfection.

What thickens rice pudding?

So, you’ve made rice pudding and it’s not quite thick enough for your liking. Don’t worry, there’s a simple fix! My favorite way to thicken rice pudding is by creating a slurry with cornstarch and water. All you need is a teaspoon of cornstarch and a tablespoon of water or existing liquid from the pudding mixture. Combine the two until it’s smooth and then add it to the pudding. It’s a quick and easy solution to your thin pudding problem.

Why is my rice pudding not thick enough?

Sometimes, your rice pudding could end up with a thin consistency due to inadequate cooking at the end. In such a scenario, it might require saving. To fix this issue, take a saucepan and pour the rice pudding into it. Gently heat the mixture and stir in some cornstarch that is mixed with cold water, a little at a time, until the consistency thickens as per your preference.

Why is my rice pudding too thick?

It is possible that the high temperature of your oven, selection of a fan oven setting, or using a shallow dish with a larger surface area could have affected the outcome of your dish.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Instant Pot Pina Colada Rice Pudding recipe is a delicious and unique twist on classic rice pudding. With ingredients like coconut milk, pineapple tidbits, and vanilla extract, the recipe offers a tropical taste sensation that will transport you to an island paradise.

By using the Instant Pot pressure cooker, you can easily achieve a creamy rice texture that is perfect for desserts. And with the added benefit of being time-efficient, it’s perfect for busy weeknights or hosting guests.

Whether you’re a fan of piña colada flavors or just looking to switch up your dessert game, this recipe is definitely worth trying out. Impress your friends and family with its unique flavor profile and easy preparation method.

So why not give this Instant Pot Pina Colada Rice Pudding recipe a try? With its combination of sweet and tropical flavors, it’s sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it. Happy cooking!

Instant Pot Pina Colada Rice Pudding

Instant Pot Pina Colada Rice Pudding Recipe

This recipe came with my Instant Pot and the whole family enjoyed it. I'm one that loves rice pudding but not the raisins that many put in it. This has the flavors of coconut with chunks of pineapple and the ease of using the Instant Pot. TIP: Aborio rice maintains firmness and creaminess when making rice pudding. For optimal results, do not substitute with white rice.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 8
Calories 292.8 kcal


  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 14 ounces coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces pineapple tidbits, well drained and halved


  • In inner pot of Instant Pot, combine rice, water, oil and salt.
  • Close and lock lid. Select Pressure Cook or Manual on high and then adjust to set 3 minutes of cooking time.
  • When beep sounds, turn off pressure cooker and use 10 minute natural release.
  • Add coconut milk and sugar to rice in pressure cooking pot; stir to combine.
  • In small mixing bowl, whisk eggs with milk and vanilla. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into pressure cooking pot.
  • Select Saute and cook stirring constantly, until mixture just starts to boil.
  • Turn off pressure cooker. Stir in pineapple tidbits.
  • Pour into serving dishes and chill. Pudding will thicken as it cools.
  • Serve topped with whipped cream, toasted coconut and a maraschino cherry if desired.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 190gCalories: 292.8kcalCarbohydrates: 38.2gProtein: 4.8gFat: 14.2gSaturated Fat: 11.6gCholesterol: 48.6mgSodium: 106.4mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 15.3g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Dessert, Low Protein, Rice
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