Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche is the ultimate comfort food during the winter time. This dessert will make you feel closer to home with every spoon, especially when served warm.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Author The Busy Life Plus Three


Pasta & Grains

  • 1 cup white rice

Baking & Spices

  • 4-6 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon
  • sugar


  • 1 gallon whole milk
  • 2 cans Nestle La Lechera Sweetened Condensed Milk


  • 3-4 cups water



  1. In a saucepan over medium heatnplace water to a boil

  2. Add rice and cinnamon sticks after. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender. Keep stirring 

  3. Once rice is tender and cooked add the whole milk and continue to stir.

  4. Let milk boil for 5 minutes before adding more milk

  5. Start adding Nestle La Lechera and continue to stir, mixing the condensed milk together. 

  6. Add sugar to taste and add more if needed. Add ground cinnamon and continue to stir.

  7. Move heat to low simmer and continue to stir. Cook for an additional 20 minutes.  If you prefer it with more milk then you can add more to desired taste.

  8. Served hot or warm, sprinkle ground cinnamon on top.