Posted by Turkey Hill Team on July 12th, 2009

This is another recipe adapted from one submitted during our holiday recipe contest. This one comes from Terry Ann M. of Oaklyn, NJ. Her original recipe was called “Hasty Holiday Rice Pudding” and used Egg Nog ice cream, but you can also make it with Turkey Hill French Vanilla ice cream.

You have to admit, rice pudding is really underrated as far as desserts go. Not only is it incredibly easy to make, but it’s delicious. It really is! If you try this recipe and agree, let me know.



2 1/4 cups of Turkey Hill French Vanilla ice cream
1/3 cup craisins (cranberry raisins)
1 Granny Smith apple, pared, cored, sliced
3/4 cup of instant rice
Optional garnish: whipped cream, cinnamon


In a medium saucepan, combine the ice cream, craisins and apple.  Bring to boiling.  Stir in the Rice, cook and stir one minute.  Cover, remove from heat, let sit 5 minutes.  Serve warm or chilled (warm in the winter or cold in the summer, if you’d like). Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon (optional).

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  1. Karen says:

    As I’m not a rice pudding fan, I think I’ll pass on this one. But I know a few people who would like this.

  2. Cyndee says:

    Why would anyone want to mess up delicious vanilla Turkey Hill with that other gross stuff? I want my TH unadulterated, thank you very much!

  3. Grace says:


  4. Lori says:

    This sounds like a good combination minus the craisins. I might give it a try.

  5. Justin says:

    It’d be awesome with a combo of almonds and walnuts!

  6. bill says:

    mmm sounds good… will have to try this one.

  7. Lori says:

    I can’t seem to feel the love of rice mixed in with my ice cream… I will stick with rice as a side dish and ice cream as dessert! Thanks

  8. Barbara A says:

    Well, it would be an adventure!!!!!! Anything with TH ice cream would be worth trying!

  9. Carissa says:

    This sounds yummy, What a different way to eat the already very yummy Turkey Hill Ice cream! 🙂

  10. Pat says:

    Sounds delicious! 🙂

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  12. Susan C says:

    love rice pudding-will have to try this

  13. lori says:

    It looks delicious.

  14. Yolanda says:

    I love craisins, and it’s hardly ever in a recipe. I’ll try it!

  15. lee carr says:

    now I am not sure what to buy this week, french vanilla or a different turkey hill flavor. this is so exciting

  16. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Evan Thomas says:

    I crave bread pudding and rice pudding during the summer when they’re about as unseasonal as you can think. That recipe sounds so simple and delicious

  18. Karen Justin Rachel says:

    I’ve never tried rice pudding but this recipe sound both easy and delicious.

  19. Karen Justin Rachel says:

    Sounds too easy not to give it a try.

  20. Joyce says:

    Receipe sounds good. My family really likes rice pudding.

  21. Dave says:

    I would leave out the raisins but the rice pudding sounds good !

  22. MD says:

    Sounds yummy!

  23. Lauren says:

    I love rice pudding! Combining it with ice cream sounds delicious.

  24. Caitlin says:

    I sent that recipe to like 10 people. It sounds so delicious!

  25. Greg says:

    I’ll have to try this. My daughter and I like rice pudding. My wife claims not to, but she might like this one.

  26. Meg Scannell says:

    Note to self for future and to any Turkey Hill fans who plan on making this recipe…

    You might want to use a large saucepan, cover it with a lid, or simmer to a boil (using medium heat) because I turned the stove all the way on high, causing the mixture to boil uncontrolably and splash out into mu skin. I now have 3 burn blisters on my hand and forearm 🙁 So I abandoned the recipe for now and just settled for a bowl of frozen ice cream…and I put a little of the ice cream on my burn and the pain went away! Whoever said ice cream cannot cure anything is wrong!!

  27. I Scream says:

    So for 21 years of my life I have thought that rice pudding is the most disgusting food ever…even though I had never really tried it. It just seemed unappealing to mix a dinner side with a dessert. Rice had always been the mushy, tasteless filler on plate that stuck to the roof of my mouth, so why would I want it for dessert. I decided to give this recipe a try since it has turkey hill ice cream in it, and OMG it is delicious!

    Thank you so much Terry Ann M. for opening my eyes to a wonderful dessert 🙂

  28. Joe says:

    Rice pudding isn’t for me but ice cream sure is!

  29. Linda F says:

    I like rice pudding but no one else in my family does so we’ll just eat ice cream.

  30. Stefanie Schmidt says:

    What an amazing recipe for rice pudding. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  31. KAMoore says:

    Mmmmm….I LOVE rice pudding and this sounds yummy! I think I’d leave out the apples and I love Justin’s idea (above)of using nuts…I’d use walnuts or pecans.

  32. Faith says:

    That looks good enough even for breakfast!

  33. Tom Dinder says:

    Must admit,I’m not a big fan of rice pudding,but using Turkey Hill ice cream might actually make it a tasty dessert.

  34. Mary says:


  35. Deb says:

    I love rice pudding and that recipe sounds yummy. Might have to try it…

  36. Darcy F. says:

    Will have to give it a try. TH french vanilla (or any of the TH vanillas) are great added to strawberry shortcake as well. Just split the cake in half & add a layer of the ice cream, top with the other half then put on your strawberries and whipped cream…it is dElicious!!

  37. cayennemom says:

    My family loves ice cream and rice pudding! The hard part will be saving enough ice cream to actually be able to make the recipe.

  38. Jacqueline Seewald says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I’m tucking it away for the holidays this coming year. I think it will be a great favorite with the family.

  39. Christine says:

    I am not a big fan of rice pudding but my husband loves it I am going to make it for him tonight I going to leave out the apples but told my sister about the recipe and she going to try it with apples so we will see which one is better

  40. Frank says:

    Sounds delicious.

  41. Jane says:

    I wouldn’t waste delicious ice cream for rice pudding. There are recipes that use milk. The one I use has skim milk and it comes out pretty creamy.

  42. Denise says:

    That sounds really good

  43. Anne G says:

    My family and I love rice pudding, but using ice cream in the recipe is a new twist I never would have thought of. Thanks Terry Ann and Turkey Hill – we will definitely try this one 🙂

  44. Fergie says:

    Rice pudding…not one of my favorites though.

  45. Sharon says:

    Interesting. Never thought of making rice pudding with ice-cream.

  46. Alexa says:

    I’d rather just have the ice cream

  47. Margaret M says:

    Oh this recipe sounds so good…I will definitely try it. Rice pudding has always been one of my favorites and to make it with Turkey Hill ice cream will make it my very favorite! Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  48. Norma says:

    How clever. This Rice Pudding recipe sounds fabulous. It’s a keeper.

  49. Mary Gropp says:

    Egg Nog is my all time favorite and should be available year round!

  50. Fran says:

    This is one I definetely have to try!

  51. Tina says:

    I love rice pudding! Thank you for a new twist on an old favorite!

  52. Ken says:

    It sounds just great!

  53. Linda Leffler says:

    Thanks so much for the recipe. I made it and it is delicious. I love rice pudding and this one is a keeper. Turkey Hill Ice Cream is amazing as is, but to use it in recipes really is great. Guess I will have to buy some for baking or cooking, because I have plenty on hand for dishes and cones. Linda

  54. Amy says:

    It looks very good!

  55. Mary says:

    My mom made the best rice pudding! She is in a nursing home now–so I guess I’ll have to try this one. It sounds yummy.

  56. dabruner says:

    I also love rice pudding, would give this receipe a try if I could get TH ice cream here in Burlington, N.C. Not here yet, but lets hope spme day. Only TH item I can get is the Green Tea, would also like to have TH LEMONADE! All TH products are my favorite, I am originally from PA. and grew up on it! So PLEASE TURKEY HILL come to Burlington, N.C.!

  57. Andilu says:

    After reading the title, I thought this would be a recipe for rice pudding flavor ice cream! Now there’s a thought!

  58. Ginny Miller says:

    Our entire family loves rice pudding. I rarely make it in the summer because it takes at least 45 minutes cooking on top of the stove and another 45 minutes in the oven for a nice brown crust (we like it that way).
    Now I have no excuse…this recipe looks so good, I’d enjoy a bowl full right now if I had it.
    Thanks TH.

  59. Joe B says:

    Wow, this sounds great. I may have to leave work early to start cooking!

  60. Carol Triano says:

    That recipe does not appeal to me at all.

  61. Betty says:

    I just can’t get past the consistency of rice pudding, but this one might be good since it’s made with Turkey Hill ice cream!

  62. h g b says:

    Sounds good but I still prefer TH Tin Roof Sundae with TH Fudge Ripple as a close second!

  63. Lorraine says:

    My husband and I love Rice Pudding. This recipe sounds good. Will give it a try. Thanks.

  64. ROBYN says:


  65. Awilda Mapelli says:

    I love rice pudding! But I am unsure about the ice cream part. It sounds like it is wasting my vanilla bean ice cream. Think I’ll just stick to using whole milk.

  66. Nancy says:

    Rice pudding made with ice cream seems quite different

  67. Melody says:

    Well, you truly can learn something new everyday…I have been cooking a long time and we LOVE rice pudding but have never seen or even thought of using ice cream in it- but can’t wait to try it!

  68. debbie F. says:

    I enjoy rice….just not as a dessert… I’ll stick to TH as my dessert.

  69. Amber S. says:

    You guys always post such interesting things! I have never even thought of rice pudding and ice cream together.

  70. mary says:


  71. Faith says:

    I haven’t found one thing posted on the blog that I wouldn’t like! If its got Turkey Hill Ice Cream in it, its gotta be good.

  72. Steph says:

    Hmmmmm. Not for me, thanks. I prefer my ice cream straight.

  73. J Mike says:

    My preference is to pour the rice pudding and raisons on top of the vanilla ice cream.

  74. ida says:

    that sounds different i didn,t known rice pudding was made from ice cream.

  75. Cathy says:

    I’m not a big fan of rice pudding, but I just bought some Turkey Hill Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream this weekend and it is delicious!!

  76. Mary H. says:

    Hmmm, interesting idea!

  77. Pati says:

    I think I’ll stick with ice cream! Rice pudding a little toooo healthy for me! LOL!

  78. Sarah says:

    Sounds yummy! Rice pudding is one of my favorite desserts after TH ice cream, of course!

  79. Stephanie says:

    You had me until you said rice pudding. O well!

  80. Ann says:

    We love rice pudding, now I know a quick and delicious way to make it. I would never have thought to use TH ice cream in it. I will make it this afternoon. Thanks again TH for another great idea.

  81. brenda brooks says:

    Hi Turkey Hills fan,
    I made several rice and bread pudding using Turkey hill ice cream. This one is good, but try using vanilla instead of egnog ice cream. I don’t care for apple in my bread pudding put if you add chopped cranberries and chopped walnut. that is real good. Or just try adding chopping raisin and cholate chip in your bread pudding or rice pudding.

  82. Ellen says:

    This recipe for rice pudding sounds delicious. Never thought of making it with ice cream until now. I’m going to try it soon. Thanks for this great idea.

  83. Carol says:

    Sounds good! My husband and father-in-law both love rice pudding. Will give this a try soon!!

  84. Bob Kessler Jr says:

    This is certainly a recipe worth trying. If you like rice pudding and Turkey Hill ice cream you get the best of both worlds.

  85. Moosetracks says:

    Sounds great – ice cream & pudding together. Yummy

  86. CHRISTINE says:


  87. SF says:

    This is actually a great idea. Cuts down sort of on the amount of sugar you would normally add to a rice pudding recipe.

  88. Jane says:

    not sure how I feel about the raisins

  89. DEE says:

    I LOVE rice pudding, but Ive never had it with apples in sounds goood!

  90. Anne King says:

    That’s a company dessert!


  91. Elise says:

    I love rice pudding and craisins so I am eager to try this recipe!!

  92. john says:

    never liked rice pudding, how about tapioca?

  93. CONNIE says:


  94. Sharon says:

    I don’t care for rice pudding, so I will stick with TH ice cream.

  95. Debbie L says:

    Another great recipe for rice pudding!!!

  96. martha says:

    hmmm, rice pudding? not so much! i’m gonna pass on this one…..

  97. Lois says:

    I love rice pudding, but never thought of using ice cream to make it. Will give it a try. Hope it is as easy to make as it sounds.

  98. Pat P. says:

    I am so bummed !! I tried to print out the recipe and got seventeen pages of stuff I didn’t want. Can you make it easier to do or am I just computer illiterate ?

  99. barbara kendall says:

    I have never tried this, but I am willing to try! Vanilla bean is my favorite flavor barbara

  100. Peggy says:

    Sounds good to me – Rice pudding is my favorite pudding

  101. Marion says:

    Rice pudding is fine, but cannot hold a candle to ice cream. I say leave the vanilla bean alone!

  102. Paula F. says:

    I love rice pudding…I’ll give it a try!

  103. Patricia Soule says:

    Yummy. I’ll try it with raisins instead of craisins and sprinkle nutmeg instead of cinnamon on top. Can’t wait to try it.

  104. Russ says:

    Sounds good – do you have any Smoothie or Shake recipes with Turkey Hill Ice Cream???

  105. eunice says:

    i’ve never really enjoyed rice pudding, but tapioca is pretty good!

  106. Cheryl S says:

    Not like my mother use to make but it sounds good.

  107. Cinda F says:

    I like rice pudding but love it with loads of whipped cream on it. Also I would put regular raisins instead of craisins in it and not sure about the apple.

  108. Fred C says:

    Might try it w a different flavor =-maybe butterscotch .

  109. GES says:

    (R)ice Pudding, Very Interesting!

  110. John Stolz says:

    This really sounds like something that will tickle my taste buds. I love rice pudding as well as ice cream. I’m anxious
    to try it.

  111. gianna says:

    very interesting…

  112. Nancy N says:

    I love rice pudding! This sound very interesting. I’ll have to try it!

  113. Donna says:

    May give this a try.

  114. Sheryl says:

    you always come up with great ideas—thanks

  115. Jennifer says:

    Not a big fan of rice pudding but this looks delicious!

  116. Stephanie says:

    Interesting take.

  117. Mr says:

    I’ve never made Rice Pudding before. I don’t even think that I Eaten Rice Pudding before. I think that I’d like to try it, though.

  118. Emilia says:

    If my son sees this he’ll be bugging me to take him to the store for supplies. Looks pretty good!

  119. Robbin L. Netz says:

    This looks delicious, very easy, and quick to make. Thanks, I’ll give it a try!

  120. Bessie Chaisson says:

    Sounds good, but the cranberries have to go! Raisins instead.

  121. Susan K Lapp says:

    I And My Family Love French Vanilla & Rice Pudding! 🙂 I Am Definately Making Plenty Of This Great Recipe Today!!! 🙂 Thanks So Very Much Turkey Hill!!! 🙂 My Love, Thought’s & Support!!! Alway’s!!! 🙂 Susan K Lapp XOXO…<3

  122. jane conrad says:

    I’ll just take the french vanilla ice cream, thank you!

  123. alicelynne says:

    This looks like a dessert my mother would have prepared!!!

  124. Fred says:

    I like both, but never thought of putting them together. Sounds wonderful!

  125. Dan says:

    Anything better than regular rice pudding sounds like an improvement

  126. sandy says:

    rice pudding is to die for!!! then you add to ice cream another to die for dessert and what a heavenly dessert, I can’t wait to try it.

  127. Jean B says:

    I will really have to try this recipe!! I LOVE rice pudding and this variation sounds WONDERFUL!!

  128. Christine says:

    I am definitely going to try this recipe!

  129. wonderful advice and sharing,I’ll get this amazing for me .many thanks!…

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