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The other day I ran to the store to buy eggs because I wanted to make tapioca. The woman there said she hadn’t made tapioca in years. It’s so easy, I don’t know why more people don’t simply make it more often.

  • 1/2 cup small pearl tapioca (you can usually find it in the baking section of the grocery store, do not use instant tapioca)
  • 3 cups milk (I used 30 calorie Coconut Milk)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla (this will darken the tapioca though, so if you are looking for a light color go with almond extract or another neutral color extract)
  1. Combine tapioca and milk. Let soak for 20 minutes or so.
  2. Heat to boiling. Add sugar. Bring to a boil and let boil.
  3. Beat eggs in separate bowl. Add some of the hot tapioca to make it easy to add without curdling. Add to tapioca in pan.
  4. Continue to boil until it thickens.
  5. Let cool 15 minutes and add vanilla.
  6. Serve hot or cold.