Chocolate Coconut and Pecan Rice Pudding with Caramel Sauce


This recipe for caramel pecan rice pudding is a “dessert” entry in the So Delicious Dairy Free 3-Course Recipe Contest, submitted by reader Christina Coopman. To make this dish decadent, she uses dairy-free Coconut Milk Creamer and Coconut Milk Beverage from So Delicious.

Chocolate Coconut and Pecan Rice Pudding with Caramel SauceSo Delicious Dairy Free 3 Course Recipe Contest BadgeChristina says, “Sounds like a bit of a tongue twister doesn’t it? Well twist your tongue around this because it is absolutely to die for. Although I call it a pecan rice pudding, it’s not very pudding-like, more just like rice. But still oh so amazing. The caramel sauce is an extra step and optional but it really makes it in the end. Good luck on not becoming too addicted to this stuff!”

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Special Diet Notes & Options: Chocolate Caramel Pecan Rice Pudding

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. To ensure the soy-free status of this pecan rice pudding, be sure to use a margarine that is also soy-free; Earth Balance makes a couple.

Chocolate Coconut and Pecan Rice Pudding with Caramel Sauce
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Serves: 2 servings
Caramel Sauce (Optional)
  1. Add all ingredients into a pot, mixing well. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover, cooking about 12 minutes or until rice is fully cooked through. Serve warm or cold, garnished with caramel, extra pecans, coconut and shaved chocolate.
Caramel Sauce (Optional)
  1. Combine water and sugar in a pot over medium low, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Bring heat up to medium high and cook for another couple minutes until sugar starts to brown. At this point whisk in coconut milk creamer, vanilla and margarine. Cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
  3. Keep refrigerated up to a week.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.