Rice pudding layered in glasses with coconut flakes, chopped kiwi and chopped mango

Tropical Rice Pudding

Give store-bought rice pudding a tropical twist with fresh mangoes, brilliant kiwis, and sweet coconut layered to make Tropical Rice Pudding.

Rice pudding layered in glasses with coconut flakes, chopped kiwi and chopped mango
Tropical Rice Pudding

Tropical Rice Pudding is a quick dessert that’s assembled with ready-made rice pudding. Give it a tropical twist with fresh mangoes, brilliant kiwis, and sweet coconut.

Disclosure: This blog post is brought to you by Kozy Shack.

Rice pudding layered in glasses with coconut flakes, chopped kiwi and chopped mango.

As soon as we returned from Maui not too long ago, we (each one of us) plummeted into a whirlwind of activity. My husband’s work and travel schedule was in high gear, both children started a two week drama camp (no better way to nip jet lag in the bud than setting an alarm for camp!), and I immersed myself into an overflowing inbox and deadlines.

But don’t worry, this is not about to become a woe-is-me-we-are-so-busy-boo-hoo-for-us post, because honestly, it felt good to get back in the swing of things. I actually think it may be better that way – there’s no time to wallow in the post vacation blues.

With the whole family diving into busy schedules and days hotter than those we had on vacation, each night, I craved a simple dessert that would bring me back a taste of the tropics. One of the most comforting and universal desserts out there is rice pudding.

It seems to me that no matter what your heritage, most people grew up eating rice pudding, and I know that for me, when my mom made her version, it was a rare but sweet treat. It put a smile on my face when I learned that August 9th is National Rice Pudding Day! Did you know?

A bowl of rice, container of prepared rice pudding, eggs, and milk.
A container of store-bought rice pudding alongside fresh kiwi and mango.

This year, I am so pleased to share a Tropical Rice Pudding featuring Kozy Shack® Rice Pudding‎. We’re big fans of Kozy Shack around here – everyone has their favorites. The boys love the chocolate pudding, my daughter adores the tapioca pudding. And I, well, the rice pudding is for me.

On days when I want a simple yet wholesome dessert, but don’t have the time to stir up a pudding on the stove, I’ll turn to Kozy Shack, knowing it has the simple ingredients I also use: low-fat milk, rice, sugar and eggs.

A container of ready-made rice pudding.
Tropical Rice Pudding layered in glasses with coconut flakes, chopped kiwi and chopped mango.

This serving of Tropical Rice Pudding is a wonderful way to taste a bit of vacation in each spoonful – sweet mangoes, bright kiwi and coconut flakes make for a fresh and delicious dessert! It’s simple, it’s elegant, and it’s wholesome – all things I love.

Tropical Rice Pudding layered in glasses with coconut flakes, chopped kiwi and chopped mango.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy rice pudding? Let me know, I would love to know! 

Rice pudding layered in glasses with coconut flakes, chopped kiwi and chopped mango.

Disclosure: This blog post is brought to you by Kozy Shack. Sponsored posts such as these help support the work behind the scenes on Kitchen Confidante. Thank you so much for your visits and making my blog part of your day. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Tropical Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is creamy and delicious! Here it gets a tropical twist with fresh mangoes, brilliant kiwis, and sweet coconut.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 203kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups Kozy Shack® Rice Pudding‎ (from a 22-oz package)
  • 1-2 ripe mangoes peeled, pit removed and diced
  • 2-3 ripe kiwis peeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes

Instructions

  • In the bottom of 4 serving cups/dishes, place several tablespoons of mango and kiwi. Fill with rice pudding, about 1/3 cup each. Top with the remaining fruit and sprinkle with coconut flakes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Deborah

    These look so refreshing!  I would love to sit down to one at the end of a long day – a perfect dessert!!

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  2. Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    Normally I would pooh pooh store bought rice pudding. However, I am going to assume this tastes as good as a rice pudding I can get at Costco—I forget the brand, may it’s this one—-that is most excellent.
    Good job in repurposing it with the fruit. So SUMMER!

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  3. Smith Bites

    we LOVE Kozy Shack rice pudding!! in fact, we simply cannot buy it anymore and have it in the house because there is absolutely no restraint! the tropical twist is perfect for this time of year!

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  4. Tess

    Too bad, I was hoping to read about how to make such a lovely looking creamy rice pudding myself. As a Dutch reader, these brands don’t say much to me.

    Reply
    • Liren Baker

      I totally understand, Tess. It’s too bad Kozy Shack probably isn’t available in the Netherlands, as it really is wonderful!

      Reply
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