Tapioca Pudding Recipe

This Tapioca Pudding Recipe is a traditional comfort food. This creamy homemade dessert is quick and easy to make. Grandma would be so proud!

This Tapioca Pudding Recipe is a traditional comfort food. This creamy homemade dessert is quick and easy to make. Grandma would be so proud!

I have been chosen for an amazing opportunity to partner with Rodelle as a brand ambassador. Not only will I be highlighting their high quality vanilla in my recipes, but I will also be sharing some of the other Rodelle products. They have some awesome spice blends, extracts and cocoa.

The most important thing that I have learned about cooking over the years is that quality does matter. You can really tell the difference when using high quality ingredients, especially vanilla. Never, ever, ever, skimp on the vanilla!

A while back I was asked by Rodelle what my favorite dessert was. Without hesitation I answered Tapioca Pudding. It was a childhood favorite and apparently I still considered it to be at the top of the list. My answer was strange considering I had never made tapioca pudding from scratch and rarely ate it. I guess I figured something so delicious would be difficult to prepare. I was wrong.

I became obsessed with homemade tapioca pudding! Making it several times a week until I perfected it with this Classic Tapioca Pudding Recipe.

Just a simple super creamy tapioca pudding with amazing vanilla flavor, thanks to Rodelle Vanilla Paste. Vanilla Paste is my #1 Baking Essential. It is the difference between a good dessert and a Mind-Blowing-Life-Altering dessert! Yes, it is that good.

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homemade tapioca

The most difficult thing about making tapioca pudding is finding the darn tapioca pearls. I stumbled upon them at Big Lots of all places. Weird.

If you have never tried homemade tapioca pudding, well you are in for a treat. The store bought variety just doesn’t even come close.

This Tapioca Pudding Recipe is a traditional comfort food. This creamy homemade dessert is quick and easy to make. Grandma would be so proud!

This Classic Tapioca Pudding Recipe is creamy, dreamy and oh so vanilla-y. Pure comfort Food.

I don’t care that my favorite dessert is a Grandma-Food. I guess I’m an 80 year old woman trapped in the body of a 35 year old.

This Tapioca Pudding Recipe is a traditional comfort food. This creamy homemade dessert is quick and easy to make. Grandma would be so proud!

Eat this tapioca pudding as is. Or top with this unbelievably flavorful Homemade Cherry Syrup. It is a perfect combo in my humble opinion.

This Tapioca Pudding Recipe is a traditional comfort food. This creamy homemade dessert is quick and easy to make. Grandma would be so proud!

Grab a spoon and dig in!

This Tapioca Pudding Recipe is a traditional comfort food. This creamy homemade dessert is quick and easy to make. Grandma would be so proud!

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Homemade Tapioca Pudding
Servings: 5
Author: WonkyWonderful
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup Small Pearl Tapioca
  • 1 Cup Filtered Water
  • 2 Cups Whole Milk - divided
  • 2 Large Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Rodelle Vanilla Paste
Instructions
  1. Soak tapioca pearls in water for 15 minutes. (Water should be mostly absorbed after 15 min)
  2. Add 1 cup whole milk and soak for 15 more minutes.
  3. Vigorously whisk remaining milk, egg yolks, sugar and salt until yolks are completely incorporated. Transfer to a 3 quart pot over medium/low heat.
  4. Add tapioca mixture. (liquid and pearls)
  5. Heat and stir frequently for 15 minutes. Do not walk away from pot and stir almost constantly the last 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla paste.
  7. Transfer to airtight container. Refrigerate 4+ hours. Tapioca will thicken more as it cools.
  8. Serve with preferred topping.
Recipe Notes
Recipe yields approximately 3½ cups.
This Tapioca Pudding Recipe is a traditional comfort food. This creamy homemade dessert is quick and easy to make. Grandma would be so proud!

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Comments

  1. this recipe brings back so many happy memories of when I was a little girl and my mother would make this for me after I got home from school. I love the added bonus of your homemade Cherry Syrup xoxox mmmm mmmm good

  2. Philip says:

    When do I add the vanilla that your advocating ?

  3. Sharon says:

    This was wonderful and so easy to make—thank you! 🙂

  4. Amy says:

    Thank you for not just taking the Bob’s Red Mill directions word for word and posting them as your own recipe.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I typically use the package instructions as a guideline for the method then do my own thing. That’s the fun part 😀

  5. Jacki L Hardy says:

    Thank You so much for the pudding recipes. I too am old fashioned-I am a bit older than you are- My mom used to use tapioca in her fruit pies-especially gooseberry- Wouldn’t have a recipe or two?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I love making the classics from scratch. It is a bit of a dying art. Apologies though, I do not have any gooseberry pie recipes :/

  6. Linda Owens says:

    Where can you buy the Tapioca Pearls and the Vanilla Paste

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I find the tapioca pearls anywhere that they have a decent Bob’s Red Mill section (my local grocery is Raley’s). Vanilla paste can be a little trickier to find, stores with specialty gourmet sections or sometimes TJ Maxx carries it. Both can be ordered on amazon 🙂

  7. SavvyCat says:

    Refrigerate??? For me, yummy WARM tapioca is the best. I grew up on minute tapioca and didn’t know much about tapioca pearls. When I was in the hospital, they brought me some sugar-free Kozyshack tapioca, which is made with pearl tapioca. It was yummy and chewy, and I never had that before. But I want to make this and eat it warm with a teeny bit of cinnamon and nutmeg.

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