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Tapicoa Recipe

Looking for an easy Tapicoa recipe? Learn how to make Tapicoa using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lil_misfit

Makes 6 servings



This tapioca pudding recipe make a classic-tasting pudding. That being said, there are endless options for variations - you can add chopped chocolate and cocoa powder to taste for a chocolate version. Next time around I'm going to do one based in coconut milk with added toasted coconut folded in at the end....lots to play around with.

Recipe Ingredients for Tapicoa

3 cups milk, divided
1/3 cup small pearl tapioca
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Recipe Directions for Tapicoa

  1. Pour 3/4 cup of the milk into a medium-sized, thick-bottomed pot. Add the tapioca and soak for 60 minutes. Whisk in the egg yolks, salt, sugar, and the remaining milk.

  2. Scrape the vanilla bean along its length with a knife and add that bean "paste" along with the bean itself to the pot (if you are using vanilla extract in place of the vanilla bean stir it in at the very end, after the pudding is completely cooked).

  3. Over medium heat slowly bring the mixture just barely to a boil, stirring all along - this should take about 15 minutes.

  4. Reduce the heat and let the mixture fall to a simmer - you keep it here until the tapioca is fully cooked, another 20 minutes or so. Keep in mind this time can be significantly longer (or shorter).

  5. The tapioca will tell you when it is ready if you watch carefully. The tapioca beads will swell up and become almost entirely translucent. The custardy part of pudding will thicken dramatically as well - keep tasting and assessing at this stage. It is even more critical to keep stirring at this point avoid dreaded scorching. Remove from heat and let cool a bit. This tapioca tastes its best when served warm, but is still delicious cold as well.

Categories

Dairy, Dessert, Simmer, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 148.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
154
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.9g
6%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
131mg
5%
Potassium
191mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
24.6g
8%
Sugars
17.6g
Protein
4.9g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 15% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
    Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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