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Vanilla Bean Tapioca Pudding

Vanilla Bean Tapioca Pudding

Homemade Tapioca Pudding is a simple, creamy, delicious, and timeless dessert.
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time43 mins
Chill4 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 43 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dessert, large pearl tapioca pudding, Pudding, tapioca pudding, Vanilla Bean Tapioca Pudding
Servings: 10
Calories: 168kcal


  • Measuring Cups/Spoons 
  • Glass Nesting Bowls
  • Ladle
  • 9" Wire Whisk
  • All-Clad 3-Quart Saucier
  • Glass Liquid Measuring Cups



  • cup Large pearl tapioca 
  • 4 ½ cups Whole milk


  • 6 Egg yolks 
  • cup Sugar 
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla bean paste 
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt



  • Tapioca in milk in a saucepan, covered and refrigerated, overnight.
  • Heat tapioca and milk over medium until tapioca is tender, about 20 minutes. (Milk mixture will be steamy, but not simmering.) Reduce heat to low.
  • Whisk together yolks, sugar, vanilla bean paste, and salt in a bowl until smooth, then temper in 1 cup tapioca-milk mixture; slowly whisk back into pan. Increase heat to medium-low, and cook pudding until thickened, 20–23 minutes. (Pudding should not simmer.)
  • Meanwhile, prepare an ice water bath with a bowl set inside.
  • Transfer pudding to prepared bowl set in ice water bath; stir occasionally until pudding is cool. Press plastic wrap over surface of pudding, then chill until cold, at least 4 hours.


Per serving, Calories: 168

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories168
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6g 10%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Cholesterol 122mg 41%
  • Sodium 244mg 11%
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
    • Protein 5g 10%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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