Despite the fact that I consider myself an omnivore, I try not to consume too much dairy. Let’s call it a positive leftover from my vegan days 😉 I don’t purchase cow’s milk, instead using almond or coconut milk in recipes and as a beverage, and I tend to choose vegan or dairy-free desserts whenever possible since I just feel better when I enjoy sweets sans dairy. I’m also a sucker for anything that makes my life easier, and I respect products (like those from Silk) that incorporate additional nutrient value, such as protein and calcium. That’s why I love the recipe for Chocolate Rice Pudding I’m sharing with you today: it’s a multi-tasker. Not only is this pudding dairy-free, it’s simple, quick, healthy, and is the perfect dessert for a crowd. Try the spiced chocolate dessert for a satisfying end to a Cinco de Mayo celebration, bring it to a Mother’s Day brunch, or just make it a weekly tradition!
I chose Silk Almond Milk for this recipe, but you could easily add another delicious layer of flavor and nutrition with any of Silk’s products: Protein & Fiber Almondmilk, Silk Coconut milk, Soy milk, or Vanilla Almond milk.
First, get your base ingredients all nice and bubbly.
Then you’ll throw in all the sweet stuff and let it combine and simmer–simple!
Once it starts to thicken, you’re done! Yum.
Paying a little homage to my Mexican sistah, Frida Kahlo. I don’t know if Frida ate chocolate arroz con leche, but I’m betting she would have thought it was fabulous.
Speaking of fabulous, lemme tell you a little bit more about why I choose Silk:
-Silk offers a variety of dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free products. I enjoy drinking coconut milk, but I prefer to use almond milk in recipes. I like that Silk covers all bases.
–Silk is Non-GMO Verified. That means I can trust that my family is consuming the best ingredients.
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Chocolate-Cinnamon Arroz con Leche (Chocolate Rice pudding)
Yield 4 -6
This dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan Mexican chocolate rice pudding is quick and simple to make, and easily pleases a crowd.
- 1 cup arborio rice
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 cups Silk Almond Milk (or use Silk Coconut milk or Silk Soy milk)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- dash of salt
- 2 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
- 1/3 cup local honey (choose maple syrup for vegan preparation)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Combine the rice, water, and 1 1/2 cups of dairy-free milk in a small saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat to low. Simmer for approx. 10 minutes, until the rice is al dente.
- Add the cocoa, cinnamon, salt, and chocolate. Stir until chocolate is melted and fully combined. Stir together the honey, vanilla, and remaining 1/2 cup of dairy-free milk. Add to the rice mixture. Stir constantly for about 5 minutes. Pudding will begin to thicken. Add more milk if it seems too thick.
- Remove saucepan from the heat and allow to cool. Cover and chill for at least an hour before serving.
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