Authentic Italian Rice Pudding Let Cooking Italian with Joe show you how to make my grandmother’s authentic Italian world’s best rice pudding! Truly smooth and silky texture that fills your taste buds with yum. Garnish with chopped nuts, cinnamon, and whipped cream.

prep: 10 mins cook: 40 mins additional: 2 hrs 10 mins total: 3 hrs Servings: 8 Yield: 8 servings


  • 6 cups whole milk
  • ¾ cup Arborio rice
  • ¾ cup white sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


    Step 1

    Mix milk, rice, 1/2 of the sugar, vanilla extract, and salt together in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil.

    Step 2

    Blend remaining sugar with whole eggs and yolks in a bowl to make a creamy custard.

    Step 3

    Reduce heat of the milk mixture. Let simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 30 to 40 minutes. Fold in the custard. Heat until thickened again, about 5 minutes more.

    Step 4

    Beat cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.

    Step 5

    Remove the milk and custard mixture from heat. Let cool, about 10 minutes. Fold in the whipped cream. Pour pudding into a serving dish, cover, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 394 calories; protein 10.2g; carbohydrates 45.3g; fat 19.3g; cholesterol 156.8mg; sodium 176.7mg.


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