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
- 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
- Tapioca – I use Minute tapioca
- 2 3/4 c milk
- 1/3 c sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbsp instant tapioca (in a box in baking aisle)
- 1 egg
Pour 2 c. of water into your Instant Pot, and put a trivet inside.
Add the sugar, vanilla, milk and tapioca into the pot you will use inside your IP, stir. Add an egg and whisk together so it is all combined well. Cover with foil.
Lower pot on to your trivet. Put the lid on your IP and close the steam valve. Put your IP on manual, pressure, high, for 10 minutes.
When it beeps do a natural release, or allow it to sit for about 5 minutes before releasing steam valve or else steam that comes out will contain a bit of milk (and be kinda' messy).
Lift out of pot carefully and let it cool for a few minutes. Stir and put aluminum foil over pot with pudding inside (it won't appear to be done).
Put into fridge overnight or at least for several hours to stiffen up and enjoy! I have tried this without the PIP method and it works well but gets brown on the bottom of the IP pot so PIP method works better.
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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