Recipe By Ellen Nestler
Published Jun 19th
Prep 5m Cook 6h Additional - Ready In 6h 5m
Servings 14 servings Calories 217.6

Classic tapioca pudding is made with very little hassle in a slow cooker. There is no need to pre-soak small tapioca pearls prior to cooking. Serve warm or put in individual containers and keep in fridge.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ gallon whole milk
  • 1 ⅓ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup small pearl tapioca
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Stir milk, sugar, tapioca, and eggs together in a slow cooker crock.
  2. 2 Cook on Low, stirring once per hour, for 6 hours. Stir vanilla into the pudding.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 217.6
  • Carbohydrate 35.1 g
  • Cholesterol 67.1 mg
  • Fat 6 g
  • Fiber 0.1 g
  • Protein 6.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Sodium 75.9 mg
  • Sugar 25.8 g


  1. Really good!!! Fantastic with fresh blueberries. But mine was quite done by 2 1/2 hours. I added a little extra brown sugar (in addition to white).
  2. 4 hours is plenty. If you can stir it every half-hour, do so in order to avoid tapioca bead clumps. Final product was fantastic! Will be making it frequently in the foreseeable future.
  3. First time and will be the last time. Followed directions as written. I've always made fluffy tapioca on the stove with constant watching and stirring and with care. Always came out fantastic to eagerly awaiting children. Folded beaten egg whites into the finished product. Mouth watering. Slow cooking just doesn't cut it. No real control - Read more ...
  4. I made this I used 2 cans coconut milk and the rest I used the whole milk less the coconut milk at the end of cooking I added a can of crushed pineapple delicious but next time I will use less sugar
  5. Turned to paste in only 4 hours.
  6. This one is a keeper! So easy & so good!
  7. So easy and so delicious! I subbed Vanilla Soy Milk and did not add any additional vanilla. It was extra delicious with some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice sprinkled on top.
  8. I sub’d Truvia for the sugar which worked out fine in case you want to use a sugar substitute. Slow cookers are like microwaves, cooking temperatures vary widely. Mine was done in about 3 hours, so I would caution you to keep an eye on your cooker so it doesn’t burn. The pudding was rich, - Read more ...
  9. So easy and so delicious. I use large tapioca pearls.

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