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Creamy tapioca pudding, high in protein, and calcium, and lactose-free!
My grandmother was an amazing cook. She passed away almost 3 years ago now, but I often find myself thinking about her while I am in the kitchen.
She loved big bold flavors. She was not afraid of using butter and sugar to make something taste amazing! She used everything. She canned, preserved, and froze food. She was the total queen of the kitchen.
I still find myself picking up the phone to call her when I have a question about cooking. Luckily my mom inherited a lot of her skills, and I can call her.
Just last week I asked her for one of my Grandma’s recipes. Tapioca pudding. I love tapioca, and honestly, I usually just buy it. But a few months ago I started noticing my stomach was not handling dairy as well. I have a slight lactose intolerance, and while I can take Lactaid pills to help, sometimes I forget. So it is just easier to make tapioca without lactose!
And today I am sharing that recipe! It is my grandma’s recipe but instead of regular milk, I opted to use fairlife. It is a naturally lactose-free milk, it is ultra filtered, and has 50% more protein, 30% more calcium, and 50% less sugar than regular milk. And it is yummy!
I saw it while shopping at Smith’s, and now I see it everywhere. It is like I can’t NOT see it. I am sure you guys know what I am talking about. Such a funny phenomenon. You can check the store locator to see if it is in a store near you.
Anyway, it is an awesome option for my kids, especially my picky eater, as we struggle to get that kid enough protein, so I love that he can have fairlife, which has lots of protein and no artificial growth hormones, and I can have it too because it is lactose free.
But let’s talk about this tapioca for a second: It is sweet, delicious, and not hard to make. The hardest part is having to beat the egg whites then stir them in. But if you can operate a hand mixer, I have faith you can do it!
But it makes a lot. Go ahead and cut it down if you need to. But trust me, you will want to EAT IT ALL! And it keeps pretty good in the fridge, if it lasts that long!
I always love to top mine with fresh fruit and whipped cream. But plain jane is fantastic too! If you are going to eat it hot, a fun way to enjoy it is with frozen berries. Pour the tapioca over the frozen berries, they will help it cool down, and defrost the berries, for a yummy treat!
Tapioca Pudding (Lactose Free)
- 3/4 cup Minute Tapioca
- 1 1/4 cups sugar divided
- 3/8 tsp salt
- 6 cups fairlife
- 3 eggs divided into yolk and whites
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Mix together 3/4 cup Tapioca, 3/4 cup sugar, 3/8 tsp salt, 6 cups fairlife, and 3 egg yolks and pour into a sauce pan. Let it sit in a pan for about 5 minutes
- In the meantime, beat 3 egg whites and gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, and beat until stiff.
- Turn pan on to a medium-high heat, and bring to a full boil, stirring constantly.
- Boil for 1 minutes.
- Remove from heat, and carefully fold in the beaten egg whites.
- Add 2 tsp vanilla.
- Stir well.
- Scoop into your serving dishes, so it can thicken in them.
- Serve hot, or chill and serve cold. You can eat it with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, fresh or frozen fruit.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Be sure to check out more delicious milk recipes on the fairlife website and Facebook page! I’d love to hear your favorite!