How about serving your kid a dessert for breakfast? Who wouldn’t love that? Right? Ever since I’ve heard about this tapioca thing in some food tv shows about brazilian food, I was sooo curious to try it. Well, this strawberry tapioca pudding was a hit!!! The texture is amazing! Some say it’s just like you’d be eating sweet caviar because of those soft and pleasantly chewy bits.
Make yourself some simple strawberry tapioca pudding
During my childhood my mom didn’t use to make us puddings; she just didn’t like them and she presumed we’d feel the same. Once I got married and had to cook for myself and my husband I was very anxious to try anything new from what I used to eat in my parents house. Even so, I’ve first made tapioca pudding after having my big girl, and I’ve got to share the joy with her.
Strawberry Tapioca Pudding
- 2/3 cup tapioca pearls
- 2 1/2 cups water hot
- 2 1/2 cups milk regular or coconut
- 3 tbs honey or other sweetener of choice to taste
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries sliced
Bring water to a boil, add tapioca pearls and simmer for about 6 minutes, until it starts to thicken and the pearls look partially translucent, glassy
Remove from fire, pour into a sieve and rinse under cold water until all that gelatine is removed
Put the drained tapioca pearls, milk and vanilla together in the pot, back on the stovetop on high heat just until simmering, then on low heat until the pudding starts to thicken and the tapioca pearls are fully translucent, stirring constantly
Let it cool, and then add the honey when the pudding is just warm enough to eat
Place some sliced strawberries in jars in layers as you pour the tapioca pudding over
- Serve and enjoy fully!
At the end of the boiling the pudding should be thick but not too thick as the tapioca pearls will continue to absorb a significant amount of liquid in the cooling process. You can use different seasoning instead of cinnamon, such as nutmeg, cardamom, different extracts, and also replace the strawberries with other berries or stonefruits.