Prep 6 mins
Cook 5 mins
I'm on a sugar-free, dairy-free diet for health reasons (it was a last resort, believe me!) and got sick of soymilk. This recipe is based on Minute Tapioca's classic recipe for Tapioca Pudding. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
- 1⁄4 cup quick-cooking tapioca (I use Let's Do...Organic's Tapioca granules)
- 4 packets of truvia artificial sweetener
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1⁄8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 (14 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 cup water (or 1 cup milk)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 cup shredded coconut (optional)
- In a saucepan, whisk ingredients together.
- Let sit for 5 minutes.
- Then, bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring often.
- Boil gently while stirring for 3 minutes, or until tapioca granules are clear and soft.
- Remove from heat; add vanilla and coconut if desired. Mixture thickens as it cools.
- Note: If you aren't used to sugar substitutes, you might hate the end result! You can try this recipe with 1/3 cup sugar or 1/4 cup Agave sweetener for a tasty treat. I am using Truvia (like Stevia but a more specific part of the plant?) because it is supposed to be "safe" and is plant-derived. It has a slight, licorice-like aftertaste (not as strong as that of Stevia, thankfully) but the nutmeg helps to balance that. *If you are on a anti-Candida diet, this dessert is particularly good because coconut milk is a natural source of caprylic acid, which helps to kill the little guys off.
Delicious! I used unsweetened coconut milk, which has only 2g sugar in the can. I also used Splenda. Loved the nutmeg in this and would add more next time. I skipped the shredded coconut, but will try it that way next time. Thanks for this keeper.
Although it is not listed as one of the ingredients that was not counted in the nutritional values, the sugar in the coconut milk was not counted. There are 14 grams of sugar in 14 oz. of unsweetened coconut milk. The sugars counted were from the shredded coconut. So, the grams of sugar in one serving of this recipe are actually 2.8 instead of .5 - which is still pretty darned good. People that don't need to count sugar grams as much as we do probably wouldn't even care. Sounds delish!