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Fresh Lemon Honey Tapioca Pudding

This simple, healthy dessert features fresh ingredients and natural flavors for a spin on a classic comfort-food dish.
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Course: Dessert, desserts
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: healthydessert, tapioca, tapioca pudding
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Ginger Hultin


  • 1 14- oz can light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup plain unsweetened almond or soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon freshly gated ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup small pearl tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Fresh fruit as a garnish


  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together coconut milk, almond milk, honey, lemon zest, ginger and salt. Stir in tapioca pearls and set aside to soak for 30 minutes.
  • Place saucepan on medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered, 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened and tapioca is soft. Stir in vanilla.
  • Let pudding cool before transferring it to a container. Pudding will keep, covered in the refrigerator, up to 5 days.
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