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Tapioca Cream Recipe

Tapioca Cream Recipe

For a light and lovely “something sweet” to cap off your meal, try this creamy dessert from Katie Anderson in Spokane, Washington. “To make it look extra-special, I sometimes sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg or a few sliced berries,” Katie says. TIP: Tapioca will keep indefinitely if it’s stored airtight in a cool dry place.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, tapioca, egg yolk and salt; let stand for 5 minutes. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool slightly. Spoon into serving dishes. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 176 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 213 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 reduced-fat milk.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.