Easy Instant Pot tapioca pudding recipe that takes less than 15 minutes and requires less work than on the stovetop. Great pressure cooker tapioca pudding.
Yes we are back with another Instant Pot dessert recipe today! My oldest daughter asked after we made the most delicious Instant Pot rice pudding that we should figure out an easy Instant Pot tapioca pudding recipe too. It came out fabulous and only took 7 minutes! I grew up with tapioca. It’s great either warm or cold in my opinion with just a dash of nutmeg on top. It’s such a simple dessert really and mostly milk so I love that my kids like it (they aren’t big milk drinkers anymore but this is a great way to get some into them). It’s now one of our favorite Instant Pot recipes and added to the list with many others you’ve got to try on our site. Here’s the easy recipe, let us know what you think! (affiliate link present, originally published 2/17)
If you’ve made tapioca on the stovetop you know that it’s really milk, sugar, tapioca and an egg.
Making it in the Instant Pot is no different as far as the ingredients go, just of course the timing and what settings to use is what you need to know.
If you’ve heard about Instant Pots but don’t have one yet I share my love for them because it has really made dinnertime much easier in our house, and allowed us to eat together more often (the goal right).
With both of us working full time it’s fabulous to be able to cook what would normally take a an hour or so for less than 20 minutes, seriously!
There are a few versions but this is the one I have and love.
This is what you need to make this Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding Recipe
There are two ways, PIP method is below and second way you put directly into your pot and works well for me but if you prefer pot in pot here are those directions:
- Pot for inside your IP to use the PIP (pot in pot) method for this – I use the pot with a handle from this set
- 2 3/4 c. Milk
- 1 Egg
- 3 Tbsp. Tapioca – use Minute tapioca
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla
- 1/3 c. Sugar
- Pour 2 c water into your Instant Pot and put a trivet inside
- Add the sugar, vanilla, milk, and Minute tapioca into the pot you will put on your trivet
- Add an egg and whisk together so all of it is combined well, cover well with foil, tightly
- Lower your pot on to your trivet
- Put your lid on and close your steam valve
- Put your IP on manual, pressure high for 10 minutes.
- Do a natural release for a good 10 minutes before releasing steam very slowly (just move steam valve just ever so slightly)
- Let cool and put in fridge after it is cool to thicken more if you desire
Here is the second way to make Instant Pot tapioca pudding making it right in your pot.
- 1/2 c milk whole is best if you can find it
- 1/2 c sugar white sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla or a bit more depending on your taste
- 1/2 c tapioca not Minute tapioca
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 c water
Add tapioca pearls and water into your Instant Pot (directly inside, this is not the PIP method that is above). Stir
Close lid and steam valve and set to pressure high for 7 minutes, allow to naturally release pressure for about 8 minutes when done, release remaining steam, then carefully lift lid.
Turn pot OFF using the cancel button (important step so you don't get the burn notification).
Whisk together your egg yolks in a small bowl and turn your pressure cooker to saute.
Slowly pour the egg/milk mixture in stirring consistently so the egg cooks and pudding doesn't burn.
Slowly sprinkle in sugar and stir consistently until dissolved.
Turn pressure cooker Off and remove pot so it doesn't continue to cook.
Slowly stir in vanilla and pour pudding into smaller bowls.
Allow to cool and then put into fridge to thicken up more (or eat immediately if you prefer).
Optional items are a dash of cinnamon inside or on top of your Instant Pot pudding, nutmeg is good too, and a few raisins has been a favorite topping too.
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