4.37 from 19 votes

Pineapple Rice Pudding

This Pineapple Rice Pudding is a sweet and creamy delight that’s loaded with tropical flavors. From the rich crushed pineapple to the stiff whipped cream and marshmallows, this delightful dessert has it all!

A bowl of pineapple rice pudding with a wooden spoon in it.

I love whipping this recipe up during the summer months as it feels cooling and satisfying without being overly heavy. Plus, you can easily top it with everything from cinnamon to maraschino cherries for an extra hit of flavor!

And honestly? The silky texture of this pineapple rice pudding is enough to convert anyone who usually turns down post-dinner treats.

Although it’s not the healthiest dessert of all time, it’s a firm favorite in my recipe binder for when I need indulgence.

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    The rice pudding base is made with heavy whipped cream which gives it a rich and creamy texture. But it’s the marshmallows and crushed pineapple that lend the dish tons of delectable sweetness. 

    Yep, that’s right – there’s no serving of sugar used to sweeten things up here!

    Oh, and did I mention that this simple and delicious recipe is no-bake? So, you can get dessert on the table without preheating an oven or watching for a rise!


    Why You’ll Love This Pineapple Rice Pudding

    • It’s perfectly fluffy and is filled with amazing tropical and creamy flavors!
    • It’s easy enough for beginners to make and is ideal for the summer months.
    • It contains just a handful of ingredients which makes trips to the grocery store super easy.
    • It’s usually a hit with dinner party guests!
    • It gets an incredible sweetness from the crushed pineapple, cinnamon, marshmallows, and maraschino cherries!
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    The full printable recipe card with measurements and instructions is found at the bottom of the post.

    • Cooked rice. Use leftover white rice if you have it.
    • Crushed pineapple. Drain this to avoid an overly wet result.
    • Marshmallows. Crucial for sweetness! Chop them so they mix better into the rice mixture.
    • Whipping cream. Make sure this is stiffly whipped to give your pudding structure.
    • Maraschino cherries. For a sweet and aesthetic topping!
    • Cinnamon. This is just used for topping, but it adds a slight warmth and spice to an otherwise sweet dish.
    Pineapple rice pudding ingredients.

    How to Make Pineapple Rice Pudding

    • Step One: Add marshmallows to cooked rice while it’s still hot and stir until the marshmallows melt.
    • Step Two: Add the crushed pineapple and stir.
    Steps to make pineapple rice pudding.
    • Step Three: Stir in the whipped cream.
    • Step Four: Add the mixture to parfait dishes and chill your rice pudding in the fridge until cold.
    • Step Five: Serve your puddings with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a cherry on top!
    Steps to make pineapple rice pudding.

    Equipment Needed

    You don’t need much equipment to make this recipe, but I highly recommend at least getting some mini dessert glasses! They make the result look way more appetizing than putting things in a regular bowl! 

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    What to Serve with Pineapple Rice Pudding

    If you want to create a smorgasbord of puddings, I recommend setting up a dessert table with a few of these dishes!

    Pineapple rice pudding in a parfait dish.

    Recipe Tips and Tricks

    • I recommend using medium-grain white rice or basmati rice from the grocery store to make this pineapple rice pudding. It’s best to avoid brown rice as it can be slightly too hard and grainy. But otherwise, any starchy rice is ideal!
    • You need to make sure you’ve properly drained your rice before mixing in the marshmallows. You don’t need to rinse it, but getting rid of excess water will stop your rice pudding from being mushy or watery.
    • Before cooking your rice, rinse it in cool water until the water runs clear. This will remove any excess starch and keep the result fluffy and delicious!
    Pineapple rice pudding in a parfait dish.

    Variations and Substitutions

    • If you’re feeling fancy, you can add a dollop of compote or jam to the top of your pudding for a fruitier flavor!
    • Although there’s crushed pineapple in the pudding, nothing is stopping you from topping it with pineapple slices.
    • I love adding raisins or a few chopped nuts to this recipe for extra texture and flavor. To be honest, any add-ins that work well with pineapple will taste incredible mixed into your pudding!
    Pineapple Rice Pudding in a parfait dish.

    Storage Instructions

    I usually pre-portion my pineapple rice pudding into separate ramekins or glasses in the fridge. They last for up to 3 days in the fridge this way.

    If you don’t want to use glasses, an airtight container will keep your rice pudding even fresher!

    Should your pudding be slightly too thick or globby after it’s been stored, add small amounts of milk to thin things out before eating.

    Pineapple rice pudding in a parfait dish.

    Can I Freeze?

    You can freeze this pineapple rice pudding for up to 3 months in airtight containers or freezer bags.

    Just remember to take it out of the fridge the night before you plan to eat it!

    Pudding Recipes

    Looking for more pudding recipes to try? I have several that are winners.

    • Hot Fudge Pudding Cake: So sinfully rich! Luscious chocolate cake bakes right with a creamy, chocolatey pudding sauce.
    • Half-Hour Pudding: An easy vintage dessert recipe just like Grandma used to make. The sweet bread pudding bakes in a rich caramel sauce for 30 minutes.
    • Cracker Pudding: A vintage Pennsylvania Dutch dessert recipe that is creamy and sweet.
    • Radio Pudding: A simple vintage recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation. The cake base bakes right in a luscious butterscotch sauce.
    • White Chocolate Pudding: Enjoy the smooth, creamy and sweet flavour of this homemade White Chocolate Pudding. Make it extra special by topping with strawberries and whipped cream! 

    You’ll also like Pineapple Pretzel Fluff, Pineapple Coconut Bundt Cake, Half Hour Pudding, Pineapple Tarts, Pineapple Dip, Pineapple Cake, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Pineapple Pie and Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes.

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    4.37 from 19 votes

    Pineapple Rice Pudding

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 6
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 20 minutes
    Sweet and creamy with a hint of yummy pineapple flavor!


    • 2 cups cooked rice
    • 1 cup crushed pineapple drained
    • 10 marshmallows chopped
    • 1 cup whipping cream stiffly whipped
    • maraschino cherries for garnish
    • cinnamon for garnish


    • Add marshmallows to cooked rice while it’s still hot. Stir until marshmallows melt.
    • Add crushed pineapple and stir.
    • Stir in whipped cream. Add to parfait dishes and chill in the fridge until cold.
    • Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a cherry on top.


    Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 66.3g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 12.5g | Saturated Fat: 7.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.1g | Cholesterol: 44.2mg | Sodium: 46.9mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 20g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword pineapple rice pudding

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    1. Karla Anderson says:

      My Dad’s favorite dessert was Ris a la Ananas (Swedish) for Rice with Pineapples! Our recipe doesn’t have the marshmallows just the whipped cream! A pineapple sauce is made from the juice to pur over the top! A family favorite!K

    2. I normally love rice pudding.. this will not go down as a favorite.. But the  Ris a la Ananas sounds wonderful.

    3. Leona Marker says:

      Did you ever hear of Angel Rice ! My friend just passed away & her memorial was yesterday ! Her one daughter mentioned to me that their mom never gave them her recipe ! Everyone loved it ! It was a cold dessert with cherries & I think pineapple but not sure ! Would you happen to have the recipe ? If you do could you please give it to me so I could give it to them ? Thanks in advance ! Muchly appreciated !

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