Tapioca pudding served in a glass cup with berries and whipped cream.
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Tapioca Pudding

Easy, smooth and creamy homemade tapioca pudding is made with just 5 simple ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Resting time20 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 258kcal
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


  • Add the milk and egg to a medium saucepan and whisk well to combine. 
  • Stir in sugar and tapioca and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Turn heat to medium and bring mixture to a bubbling, full boil (stirring constantly, being careful not to let it burn!). 
  • Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
  • Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding and cool for 15-20 minutes. Serve warm or cold.


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Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 323mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 0.3mg