Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding

A delicious custard you can serve as dessert for your family dinners. It’s really quick and easy and its delicate vanilla flavor will surely please both adults and kids. You can serve it hot, warm or cold and top it with whipped cream, ice cream or fresh fruits to taste. Instead of vanilla, you can also use lemon juice and you can replace plain milk with soy or almond milk.

3.6 from 74 votes

Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding

Course Dessert
Cuisine Thai
Keyword egg, tapioca, Tapioca Pudding
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 166 kcal


  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup tapioca pearls
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup suger
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks


  1. Mix tapioca and water inside your Instant Pot.

  2. Cook at high pressure for about 7 minutes.

  3. Let the steam release naturally for about 10 minutes.

  4. Add sugar and stir slowly.

  5. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks and milk.

  6. Slowly pour the mixture into your Instant Pot, while stirring constantly.

  7. Select “Sauté” and cook until it starts to boil, then turn off you Instant Pot.

  8. Add vanilla and keep stirring, until you obtain a homogeneous texture.

  9. Keep in mind that your dessert will be firmer when it cools, so that you can choose to serve a smooth hot custard or a firm and cold pudding, as you prefer.

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1 thought on “Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding

  1. Tried twice to do tapioca directly in my instant pot pan and got burn message before the steam built up. First time I thought,amber I didn’t stir well, but gotburn message again.

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