I remember this recipe from grandma’s kitchen, and I love making it because it’s so tasty and easy

Are you ready to embark on a culinary journey that combines simplicity with decadence? Our homemade tapioca pudding recipe is the perfect treat for those seeking a delightful dessert experience. Follow along as we guide you through each step, ensuring a result that’s not only delicious but also a testament to your culinary prowess.



Ingredients Quantity
Small pearl tapioca 1/2 cup
Whole milk 2 cups
Salt 1/4 teaspoon
Granulated sugar 1/3 cup
Large eggs, beaten 2
Pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
Ground cinnamon or nutmeg for garnish (optional)


  1. Rinsing and Soaking Tapioca Pearls:
    • Rinse the tapioca pearls under cold water.
    • Soak the pearls in a medium saucepan with 1 cup of milk for about 30 minutes.
  2. Mixing and Simmering:
    • Introduce the remaining milk, salt, and sugar to the saucepan. Mix well.
    • Gradually heat the mixture to a gentle simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently.
    • Once simmering, reduce the heat and continue stirring for 10-15 minutes until the mixture thickens and tapioca pearls become translucent.
  3. Tempering with Eggs:
    • Off the heat, blend a portion of the tapioca mix into the beaten eggs to temper them.
    • Reintroduce the tempered egg mix back into the main saucepan.
  4. Final Touch and Refrigeration:
    • Stir the combined mixture over medium-low heat for an additional 2-3 minutes to thicken.
    • Blend in the vanilla extract.
    • Distribute the pudding into individual dishes or a single large bowl.
    • Let it sit briefly, then seal with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cool and set.
  5. Garnishing and Serving:
    • Optionally, garnish with ground cinnamon or nutmeg before serving.

Enjoy your delightful Homemade Tapioca Pudding!


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