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Old Fashioned Tapioca Pudding

Old Fashioned Tapioca Pudding

  • 1/3 cup Small Pearl Tapioca
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 2-1/4 cups 2% Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Sugar, divided
  • 2 Eggs, separated
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla


Step 1

Soak tapioca in water for 30 minutes in a 1-1/2 quart saucepan. Do not drain remaining water, if any.

Step 2

Add milk, salt, 1/4 cup sugar and lightly beaten egg yolks to tapioca and stir over medium heat until boiling. Simmer uncovered over very low heat for 10-15 minutes. Stir often.

Step 3

Beat egg whites with remaining 1/4 cup sugar until soft peaks form. Fold about 3/4 cup of hot tapioca into the egg whites, then gently fold mixture back into saucepan. Stir over low heat for about 3 minutes. Cool 15 minutes then add vanilla.

Step 4

Serve warm or chilled, plain or with fruits, nutmeg or coconut mixed in. Makes 3-1/2 cups (4 servings).

* Customer Windy Walker recommends replacing up to 2/3 of the milk with coconut milk. For a dairy-free option, use soy or almond milk for the remaining 1/3 of milk.

Customer Judith Lorraine adds mandarin oranges, flaked coconut and drained, crushed pineapple - delicious!!
Old Fashioned Tapioca Pudding



Products Used in this Recipe

Small Pearl Tapioca

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Baking Aids
Sea Salt

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Karen July 15, 2012
This is the best tapioca recipe I've had. If you like a thicker pudding add more pearls. Also, it is easier to get the egg white to the right consistency if you whip it a little before adding the sugar.
Mary-Ann August 27, 2012
The best I have tried!!!! This recipe is very light and easy to make.
Robyn September 17, 2012
This was the most delicious tapioca I have ever had! It was pretty easy and didn\'t take as long as it said in the end. Definitely need a mixer of some kind.
Sue November 11, 2012
Excellent, very creamy and sweet!
Steph January 14, 2013
We were amazed at how good this was. Fluffy and light tapioca pudding! I used whole milk, but still -- this was great!
teri April 4, 2014
This recipe makes me remember how my mom used to make tapioca when we were kids. This is a delicious recipe, perfect as it is! Warning: addictive!

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