Vegan Tapioca Pudding

The heavenly dessert that doesn’t have to be a guilty pleasure

Ever heard of tapioca? If you haven’t tried it yet, the best way to start is with this vegan Tapioca Pudding. You will fall in love at first spoon.

This is a vegan, gluten-free dessert that no one will frown upon because it’s simply too delicious. No one will even care what its made with, you can hold the info for a big reveal after your guests or family have praised it enough.

And while we’re not vegan or exclusively gluten-free, we were seriously excited to find a dessert that doesn’t feel like you’re compromising just to eat healthier.  This is a quick dessert recipe that is delicious and just happens to be super healthy too.  

You can choose something like stevia, honey or maple syrup to sweeten it and you have yourself a vegan, 100% organic treat. 


We just love this pudding, and can’t wait to hear what you thought of it, once you try it. 

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Vegan Tapioca Pudding Ingredients

Vegan Tapioca Pudding Ingredients

Vegan Milk 

We used almond milk, but you can pick your favorite.

Tapioca Balls

Tapioca balls are obviously the stars in this simple quick pudding. They are made from the starch from cassava root, better known as the bobba balls in Bubble tea.  You should be able to find them at your local organic food shop, in both small and big size. We used the small ones for this recipe.

Coconut Milk

DThe diary version of tapioca pudding is made with cow milk and eggs. The coconut milk is a great substitute for adding the smootheness of the classical recipe and an extra dose of flavor.

Vanila Bean

If you can, we strongly recommend that you use the actual bean and not vanilla essence. It makes all the difference.

Maple Syrup

Two big spoons should be enough but add to taste


We found that mixing in a bit of honey with the maple syrup gave it the perfect sweetness


Add half a spoon for more flavor. If you make this in winter it’s perfect for giving it that festive mood

Bit of salt, to emphasize the sweetness.

How to make tapioca pudding

Step 1

Soak tapioca balls in your milk of choice for 1 hour.

Step 2

Dry the tapioca and move them to a pot, adding coconut milk

Step 3

Bring to a simmer on medium-high heat then continue to cook on low heat for about 25 minutes, or until balls become transparent. Stir occasionally so that they don’t stick. 

Step 4

Pour your pudding in dessert glasses or glass bowls and refrigirate over night.  If you don’t have the patience, this is also delicious eaten while it’s warm.

Step 5

Add the wow factor. You can leave your imagination do the work here. Use fruits, shave chocolate, ganache, jam, chocolate chips. Anything that works with pudding, works with this.

Tapioca Pudding with fruits

Vegan Tapioca Pudding

The delicious healthy dessert you don’t have to feel guilty about

Time: 20 min| Difficulty: Easy |


  • one cup almond milk for soaking the tapioca
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2/3 cups tapioca balls
  • 2 spoons maple syrup
  • 2 spoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • one vanilla bean
  • pinch of salt

1. Soak the tapioca balls in almond milk for about an hour

2. Dry them by placing in a sieve then put in pot and add coconut milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, the vanilla bean and a pinch of salt

3. Cook on medium high heat until they simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook for 25 minutes or until tapioca balls become transparent. Stir occasionaly.

4. Pour in coups and leave over night. If you make this in winter, you can also eat it warm with some jam


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