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Tapioca Pudding Recipe for Kids

Tell me that this bowl of tapioca pudding doesn't look like a bowl of Fruity Pebbles or Fruit Loops. The trick is to buy large and colorful tapioca pearls.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 545kcal
Author: Stefani


  • 1 C large pearl tapioca colorful is the most fun!
  • 2 C 2% milk
  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract


  • Combine tapioca, milk, heavy cream, and salt in 1 1/2 quart pan on medium high heat. Stir until boiling.
  • Simmer 5 minutes, uncovered at the lowest possible heat, adding sugar gradually.
  • Beat eggs in a separate bowl. Mix in some of the hot tapioca very slowly to equalize the temperature of the two mixtures (to avoid curdling).
  • Return eggs to pan with tapioca. Slowly bring mixture barely to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat and stir several minutes at a low simmer, stirring constantly until you get a nice, thick pudding consistency.
  • Cool 15 minutes. Add vanilla. Serve either warm or chilled.


Calories: 545kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 236mg | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 1190IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 1mg