Homemade Tapioca Pudding

Homemade Tapioca Pudding

Introduction: Delight in the timeless charm of Tapioca Pudding, a classic treat that transcends generations and brings comfort with every spoonful. This creamy, simple dessert has graced family tables for years, offering a sweet link to the past and creating cherished memories. Join me in recreating the warm nostalgia of my grandmother's kitchen with this special recipe, and let Tapioca Pudding become a part of your own heartwarming moments.


Homemade Tapioca Pudding


  • 1/2 cup tiny pearl tapioca seeds
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon or nutmeg for decoration


  1. Prepare Tapioca Seeds:
    • Drain tapioca pearls and rinse under cold water.
    • Place pearls in a medium-sized pot, add one cup of milk, and let them soak for thirty minutes.
  2. Combine Ingredients:
    • Add the remaining milk, salt, and sugar to the pot, stirring well.
  3. Simmer Tapioca Mixture:
    • Slowly bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring often to prevent sticking.
    • Once boiling, reduce heat and continue stirring for 10 to 15 minutes until tapioca pieces become clear, and the mixture thickens.
  4. Temper and Add Eggs:
    • Slowly mix a small amount of the tapioca mixture into the whisked eggs to temper them.
    • Incorporate the tempered egg mixture back into the main pot, stirring continuously.
  5. Thicken and Add Vanilla:
    • Stir over medium-low heat for an additional 2 to 3 minutes until the mixture thickens.
    • Add vanilla extract and mix well.
  6. Serve and Chill:
    • Transfer the pudding to individual bowls or a large bowl.
    • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cool and set.

Conclusion: Homemade Tapioca Pudding is not just a dessert; it's a journey back in time, a reminder of cherished moments, and a sweet connection to family traditions. Enjoy the simplicity and warmth that this classic recipe brings to your table, creating your own special memories with each luscious spoonful. May this Tapioca Pudding recipe become a treasured part of your family's culinary heritage.

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