5 from 4 votes
Tapioca pudding served in a glass cup with berries and whipped cream.
Tapioca Pudding
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Resting time
20 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Easy, smooth and creamy homemade tapioca pudding is made with just 5 simple ingredients.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, large, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 258 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 2 3/4 cups 2% milk (or whole milk)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons minute/instant tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Add the milk and egg to a medium saucepan and whisk well to combine. 

  2. Stir in sugar and tapioca and let sit for 5 minutes.

  3. Turn heat to medium and bring mixture to a bubbling, full boil (stirring constantly, being careful not to let it burn!). 

  4. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.

  5. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding and cool for 15-20 minutes. Serve warm or cold.
Recipe Notes

Recipe from Kraft

Nutrition Facts
Tapioca Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Potassium 323mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Sugars 33g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 26.8%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.