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Tapioca Pudding

With just 5 simple ingredients, you'll have a delicious and classic dessert.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons instant tapioca - See note #1
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a saucepan whisk the milk and egg to combine. 
  • Use a wooden spoon and mix in the sugar and tapioca. Let this mixture sit for 5-6 minutes. After it sits for 5 minutes, turn the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a full boil, stirring continuously (so as to not let the bottom stick or burn).
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. 
  • Let sit for 15-30 minutes. Pudding will firm up as it cools. 
  •  Serve warm or cold. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Tapioca Pudding Notes:

  1. If you want a thicker tapioca pudding, use 3 1/2 tablespoons of instant tapioca, rather than just 3 tablespoons. 
Recipe source: from Kraft.


Calories: 221kcal (11%), Carbohydrates: 33g (11%), Protein: 7g (14%), Fat: 7g (11%), Saturated Fat: 4g (20%), Cholesterol: 70mg (23%), Sodium: 93mg (4%), Potassium: 241mg (7%), Sugar: 25g (28%), Vitamin A: 348IU (7%), Calcium: 197mg (20%), Iron: 1mg (6%)