Tapioca Porridge with Lemon

Tapioca with Lemon

  • Author: Oh Happy Dane
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Try my version of tapioca porridge with a touch of Lemon and Vanilla!



  • 1/2 cup of small tapioca pearls
  • 2.5 cup of milk
  • a pinch of salt
  • beans from one vanilla pod (or 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Bean Paste)
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (you canleave this part out)


  1. To begin with whisk together milk, tapioca and salt in a saucepan while slowly heating it up.
  2. Next, scrape out the vanilla beans from the vanilla pod, and add both the beans and the empty pods to the milk.
  3. Hereafter add the finely grated lemon zest too.
  4. Make sure to stir constantly –  but slowly, until the tapioca pearls become completely translucent – about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Remove empty vanilla pods.
  6. In another bowl mix sugar and egg yolk until fluffy and white.
  7. Add a spoonful of the tapioca mix at a time, to the egg/sugar mass and stir.
  8. Repeat until everything is mixed.
  9. Enjoy immediately!