Addictive Chocolate Tapioca Pudding


Special Diet Notes: Chocolate Tapioca Pudding

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, plant-based, vegan, vegetarian, and optionally top food allergy-friendly.

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Addictive Chocolate Tapioca Pudding
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As a kid I remember the frozen candy bars sold at my local swim park throughout the summer. Unless it was straight out of the deep freeze, chocolate just wasn't going to take the heat when grabbed by our little fingers. But really, what is wrong with melted chocolate? Especially when it is confined in a quick and easy pudding.

The following"addictive," yet food allergy-friendly recipe was created by Rebecca Reilly, author of the cookbook Gluten-Free Baking. Reprinted with permissions.
Serves: 4 servings
  • 3 tablespoons instant tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ - ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 cups dairy-free milk alternative
  • ⅓ cup dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips (such as Enjoy Life brand)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Whisk the tapioca, cornstarch, salt, sugar and milk together in a saucepan. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Toss in the chocolate.
  3. Over medium heat, whisking gently bring to a boil.
  4. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl.
  5. Cool slightly before stirring in the vanilla.
  6. Great eaten warm or chilled.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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