Instant Pot Vanilla Bean Tapioca Pudding
Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding proves just how versatile the pressure cooker is. It not only can whip up dinner in minutes it can also make delicious desserts. I can’t wait to share all the desserts I have been making. I started with delicious pressure cooker chocolate chip pumpkin cake. Believe me that recipe won’t disappoint and one slice isn’t enough of this amazing pressure cooker lime cheesecake. So yummy! Of course don’t forget to whip up dinner first. We have been giving our pressure cooker a workout. Here are some of our favorite Instant Pot Recipes.
This tapioca is a wonderful make ahead recipe perfect for company. It will be one thing you don’t need to do on the day of your dinner party.
Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding Recipe
½ c Bob’s Red Mill Small Pearl Tapioca (Do NOT Use Minute Tapioca)
2 cups water
½ c whole milk
½ c sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
2 egg yolks
½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste
½ teaspoon vanilla
Rinse tapioca under cold running water for about 30 seconds, to remove excess starch, drain well. Place insert into Instant Pot, then add cold water and tapioca to insert and stir. Cook at high pressure for 6 minutes. Once cooking is completed, use a natural pressure release for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, as tapioca is cooking in the pressure cooker: Whisk together the egg yolks and milk in a small bowl and set aside.
Once the 10 minute natural release is completed, manually release any remaining pressure. Turn Pressure Cooker off of warm setting and turn it on, to Saute setting. Quickly, whisk in sugar and salt into cooked Tapioca. Then pour egg/milk mixture into pot through a fine mesh sieve. Stir constantly until mixture just begins to boil.
Then turn off pressure cooker and remove insert. Stir in vanilla bean paste and vanilla. Pour into a refrigerator safe container (with a lid) and let cool, uncovered, to room temperature, stirring occasionally to dissipate the heat.
Spoon tapioca into pretty serving dishes and refrigerate or store in covered container in refrigerator.
Note: This recipe was made with Bob’s Red Mill Small Pearl Tapioca. Other brands may need modifications to cook time and/or water amount.