Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tapioca Pudding

Tapioca Pudding

At the market last week we found Tapioca Pudding in a bag in the chinese food section.  I thought why not - it is much cheaper and we love Tapioca Pudding.

Here is my recipe:

1/2 cup of small pearl tapioca - not instant
1/4 teaspoons of salt
3 cups of milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Combine milk, tapioca and salt in a medium size pan.  On medium heat bring to a boil - stirring constantly. 

While boiling gradually add sugar - Let boil for about 5 minutes

Beat eggs in separate bowl - gradually add hot tapioca mixture to eggs bringing the egg temperature to the tapioca mixture to prevent the eggs from curdling.  I use my wooden spoon to add hot mixture to eggs - stir then add more hot mixture a little at a
time. Gradually stir in warm egg mixture - do not add fast - eggs will curdle.

Bring mixture back to a boil and cook on medium heat till you have a pudding consistency mixture.  Cool 15 minutes then add vanilla.  

We like our Tapioca cold - in the winter I cool covered outside on the patio table. In the warmer months I cool in the freezer then I place the Tapioca in the fridge. I know it is Spring but today the high is 20 in Wisconsin - so my Tapioca Pudding is cooling on the back deck! Check out the snow!  Will WINTER ever END?
I started eating my pudding then all of a sudden the light bulb in my brain went off and I realized I needed a picture for this post! As you can see one side is a little messy!  DELICIOUS Pudding!


  1. I have honestly never had Tapioca Pudding before. I think it's something about the texture....

  2. I've never had tapioca pudding before, but I'd love to try it.

  3. I'm not a fan of Tapioca pudding, but my 3 year old LOVES it! I will have to try this recipe for him.

  4. I've never had anything but the instant. I think I'd like to try making it at home!

  5. I have never had tapicoa pudding before either. I wonder if my kids would like it. I suppose there is only one way to find out!

  6. I like tapioca pudding but never tried to make it my self--I guess we need to put it on our to do list.

  7. We love tapioca too. I still have some tapioca and will do pudding this weekend. ;)