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No Bake Rice Pudding (Kheer) With Mango & Coconut

First Monday of summer?!!!


Long summer days means more work done and more time to relax and enjoy! Time to go for a quick lunch with friends, picnic in the park, music concerts, lots of ice cream, summer food- I die just thinking about it!!, summer dresses with sandals, reading my favorite books and  getting fresh run in the open! To me summer means cooking all day and I don’t even have to rush as I can do food photography in natural light until like 8 pm. How cool it that?!!


Ok, back to this perfect summer dessert!!


This is a perfect healthy comforting dessert with lots of tropical flavours – say fresh ripe mango purée and coconut milk! Most importantly, it’s a no bake rice pudding. I grew up eating this kind of rice pudding (an Indian dessert called Kheer) which requires no turning the oven on. It gets done quietly on stove top and you enjoy it chilled. Made with very few ingredients, it’s a charm to make and I bet everybody will love it! Just milk, basmati rice, sugar and cardamom powder. Milk and rice cook on low flame for about an hour with occasional stirring and you get yourself a creamy rich looking dessert. Top it off with some mango & coconut milk purée and summer dessert can’t get better! I made them few hours ahead and chilled them in small glass bowls in the refrigerator for few hours before serving. Even I was shocked as I wasn’t expecting these to taste that good!! You can’t eat just one,seriously!!

Coconut Rice Pudding With Mango & Coconut

serving: 8-10 small dessert bowls sized

  •  4 cups milk (I used 2%fat but you can use any fat content milk you wish. The creamier the milk, the creamier pudding will be)
  • 1/4 cups basmati rice
  • sugar to taste
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 4 ripe mangoes, pureed
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk

In a deep, preferably stainless steel pot, bring milk to a boil. Lower the flame and add rinsed and cleaned rice to it. Stir it and let it cook on medium-low flame. Keep stirring occasionally so it doesn’t stick. Let it cook like this for around 30-45 mins until it reduces to half. To it add, sugar and cardamom powder and stir it nicely for a minute so it all gets mixed together. Take it off heat and cool. Layer in small glass bowls(if using) halfway.

In a blender, add mango chunks and coconut milk and blend until smooth. Make sure mangoes are ripe and sweet. Layer this purée on top of rice pudding. Chill for few hours before serving.

54 comments… add one

  • tara June 23, 2014, 2:17 pm

    Yum! This looks so good! Hooray for summer!

    • naivecookcooks June 23, 2014, 10:56 pm

      Yay hooray for summer Tara! Thanks!

  • davegon June 23, 2014, 2:46 pm

    That looks so good! I mean, I already like mango, but the addition of coconut and the rice pudding layer at the bottom…that’s simply delectable.

    • naivecookcooks June 23, 2014, 10:56 pm

      Thanks davegon!!

  • Caitlin | teaspoon June 23, 2014, 2:52 pm

    yum! I actually just made a mango pudding last week, but I like the sounds of a rice pudding! And no oven is always nice during the summer :)

    • naivecookcooks June 23, 2014, 10:55 pm

      No oven + chilled desserts is what summer needs Caitlin!! Thanks for visiting!

  • Katryn June 23, 2014, 4:15 pm

    Oh my goodness!! I have been obsessed with mangos recently and this pudding looks incredible!! Definitely giving this a try!

    • naivecookcooks June 23, 2014, 10:54 pm

      Katryn u should give this a try!! You will love it!

  • Cailee June 23, 2014, 4:17 pm

    YUMMMM!! This looks so good!! I love rice pudding and mango…so this is perfect for me!! And I hear ya!! I love summer foods! Lots of ice cream!! I eat it almost daily!! #foodfreedom #noshame :)

    • naivecookcooks June 23, 2014, 10:53 pm

      Lots of ice cream!!! Yes please!!

  • Isadora @ she likes food June 23, 2014, 6:33 pm

    Sandals and summer dresses are the best! I also am so loving the fact that it stays light longer and I can do food photo shoots after work if I want to! This pudding looks so creamy and delicious! I love mango!

    • naivecookcooks June 23, 2014, 10:52 pm

      Isadora, you should try this!! It’s like summer in a bowl!

  • Kathy @ Olives & Garlic June 23, 2014, 8:47 pm

    Love love love this pudding. Can’t wait to make it.

    • naivecookcooks June 23, 2014, 10:52 pm

      Thanks Kathy!! Do let me know how you like it!

  • Ema-Ontheflavorroad June 23, 2014, 10:32 pm

    I A M J A L O U S !!! ahahah!!!
    In Sydney it is getting colder and colder :(! I wanna be in summer too!!! I wanna come for luch and do picnic inthe park with youuuuuuuu!!!

    This dessert looks so good! Light and creamy…mmm…I wish I could have some right now! And it is so easy to make :)! As soon as I get a rice mango I’ll try to make it :)!

    Enjoy your summer darling!

    • naivecookcooks June 23, 2014, 10:51 pm

      Haha you are so adorable Ema!! You need to visit so we can have picnics together!! It’s getting so hot here, I am jealous of you enjoying winters girl!!

  • cheri June 23, 2014, 10:33 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks wonderful, love mango!

    • naivecookcooks June 23, 2014, 10:49 pm

      Thanks Cheri!!

  • traditionallymodernfood June 23, 2014, 10:57 pm

    Perfect summer treat:)

    • naivecookcooks June 23, 2014, 10:57 pm


  • ela@GrayApron June 24, 2014, 12:36 am

    I keep forgetting about rice desserts! I love this version with mango…
    Beautiful and flavorful Summer treat!

    ela h.

    • naivecookcooks June 24, 2014, 10:50 pm

      Thanks Ela!

  • kristie @ birchandwild.com June 24, 2014, 9:35 am

    I totally relate to the comment about more natural light for photos-yah for that! An these look so delicious! I have never had chilled rice pudding before, but the combination of flavors looks so divine that I might just have to try it!

    • naivecookcooks June 24, 2014, 10:49 pm

      Kristie you seriously need to try this chilled pudding!! It’s perfect summer comfort dessert!

  • Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods June 24, 2014, 9:56 am

    First, yay for no-bake desserts and yay for anything mango! I love the beautiful color of this pudding. I could dive right in :D

    • naivecookcooks June 24, 2014, 10:48 pm

      Thanks Cindy!!! I love anything with mango too!

  • Athena June 24, 2014, 11:55 am

    I can’t even with this recipe. SO cool! And I’m with you on the “not even doing food photography until 8pm”. Hallelujah!

    • naivecookcooks June 24, 2014, 10:48 pm

      Thanks Athena!

  • Crystal | Apples & Sparkle June 24, 2014, 12:20 pm

    This is a perfect summertime treat! I love rice pudding. : )

    • naivecookcooks June 24, 2014, 10:47 pm

      Me too!! Hope you give this a try Crystal!

  • Olivia - Primavera Kitchen June 24, 2014, 1:21 pm

    Mango and coconut can’t go wrong. Amazing ;-)

    • naivecookcooks June 24, 2014, 10:46 pm

      This is a match made in heaven Olivia!!

  • Hanna June 24, 2014, 1:24 pm

    This looks so good -Hanna Lei

    • naivecookcooks June 24, 2014, 10:46 pm

      Thanks Hanna!

  • Medha @ Whisk & Shout June 24, 2014, 2:04 pm

    Nothing like mango and coconut to make it feel like summer, huh? Yum!

    • naivecookcooks June 24, 2014, 10:45 pm

      Totally agreed Medha!

  • Allison June 24, 2014, 3:58 pm

    I love the mango rice combo! And I’m always game for rice pudding! looks awesome!

    • naivecookcooks June 24, 2014, 10:44 pm

      Thanks Allison!

  • Alex@vegginout June 24, 2014, 4:28 pm

    This sounds so perfect and refreshing! You had me sold at the mention of mango and coconut. ;) My dad loves rice pudding so I’m sure he would love this!

    • naivecookcooks June 24, 2014, 10:43 pm

      Thanks Alex! Hope you make it for your dad!

  • marcie June 24, 2014, 8:13 pm

    This pudding looks so creamy and amazing, and those tropical flavors make it perfect for summer! I’d love a serving right about now. :) Pinning!

    • naivecookcooks June 24, 2014, 10:43 pm

      Thanks Marcie!! Now I want some too!

  • Abbe@This is How I Cook June 24, 2014, 11:47 pm

    What a wonderful rice pudding! Perfect comfort food made for summer!

    • naivecookcooks June 25, 2014, 1:26 pm

      Yes it indeed is! Hope you give it a try Abbé!

  • Sherri@The Well Floured Kitchen June 25, 2014, 6:42 am

    I’ve never made rice pudding, but I love all the flavors in this one. It looks delicious!

    • naivecookcooks June 25, 2014, 1:25 pm

      Thanks Sherri!!

  • Helen @ Scrummy Lane June 25, 2014, 9:24 am

    I love the idea of a no-bake rice pudding, especially with this beautiful classic mango-coconut combo. It’s great to have an Indian recipe shared with us, too. :-)

    • naivecookcooks June 25, 2014, 1:25 pm

      Thanks Helen!! Hope you give this dessert a try!

  • Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking June 25, 2014, 10:04 am

    What a perfect cold pudding for summer! I love mango and coconut! I’ll have to give these a try

    • naivecookcooks June 25, 2014, 1:24 pm

      I hope you do Lindsey!!

  • Jess @ whatjessicabakednext June 25, 2014, 12:14 pm

    This looks divine! Perfect summer dessert!

    • naivecookcooks June 25, 2014, 1:23 pm

      Thanks Jess!

  • Muna Kenny June 25, 2014, 9:13 pm

    Oh Summer! I have a love hate relationship with this season, and the love part include chilled desserts and smoothies! I had mango rice pudding when I was in Mumbai long time back, it was so creamy and cold I first thought it’s an ice cream :)
    I’d love to try your recipe, it looks yummy and perfect, summer is here and I am in for more chilled desserts.

    • naivecookcooks June 25, 2014, 10:05 pm

      You should try this Muna. I love eating it chilled too, perfect for hot summers!

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