Coffee Tapioca Recipe

Coffee Tapioca Recipe

[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

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

  • Yield:4
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:3 hours and 15 minutes


  • 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. 1.

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

  2. 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. 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.