Coffee Tapioca Recipe

Alexandra Penfold

This recipe is an easy way to enjoy coffee in pudding form. Note this recipe calls for instant tapioca.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 3 hrs 15 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 2 cups strong brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup instant tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. In a medium saucepan combine coffee, 1/2 cup sugar, tapioca, vanilla, and salt. Stir well and let sit for 5 minutes.

  2. Bring mixture to a full boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. You'll know it's ready when the mixture continues bubbling while being stirred. Remove from heat and divide among 4 serving glasses (highball glasses work well). Chill for 2-3 hours.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine heavy cream and one tablespoon of sugar. Using the whisk attachment whip until peaks form. Divide whipped cream among chilled portions.

Special equipment

electric mixer

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