Creamy Vanilla Tapioca Pudding

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by sszz907

This pudding is lighter and less sweet than most, but it has a wonderful creamy vanilla flavor. If it is left to set in the fridge it will solidify and have a thick texture, but my favorite way to eat it is warm straight from the pot. The preparation time does not include soaking the pearls and pre-soaked pearls are available if you wish to avoid this step.

Top Review by CaribbeanQueen

DH and I enjoyed this pudding very much. Next, though, I think I might add another tablespoon, or so, of tapioca. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the tapioca pearls with the milk in a large pot and let them soak for at least an hour.
  2. Add the salt and bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Simmer on low heat for five minutes while adding the sugar gradually.
  4. Beat the egg in a separate bowl and mix in about half of the hot mixture. Pour the egg back into the pot and mix well.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil again and then cut it down to low heat.
  6. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  7. Simmer for another ten minutes, stirring constantly.

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