Gluten-Free Vegan Coconut Mango Tapioca Pudding {Paleo & Refined Sugar-Free}

Gluten-Free Vegan Coconut Mango Tapioca Pudding {Paleo & Refined Sugar-Free} // An AWESOME breakfast or simply a treat!

{Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free, AIP}

This week I’ve been in the mood for a good tapioca pudding. It used to be one of my favorite things to order at a great local Thai restaurant and I can honestly say I’ve missed it. For some reason I just assumed it’s a type of dessert that relies on dairy, eggs, and sugar and so I’ve been staying away. When I saw a pack of Bob’s Red Mill tapioca pearls at a local shop the other day though I just couldn’t pass up and figured will you, nill you I’ll find a way to make that vegan and refined sugar-free. To my surprise it was actually incredibly easy and tasted just like the the real deal! I hereby present you with this super easy to make gluten-free vegan coconut mango tapioca pudding recipe (which also happens to be paleo and refined sugar-free!).

Gluten-Free Vegan Coconut Mango Tapioca Pudding Recipe:

Makes 3-4 servings (or more like two for me, since I missed tapioca pudding so much… ;) ).


  • 1/3 cup small tapioca pearls
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (I used vanilla almond milk; use coconut milk for AIP version)
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup liquid sweetener (depending on how sweet you like it. I used maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • Optional: 1/2 a mango, finely diced (fresh or thawed out if using frozen)


1. Soak the tapioca pearls in the 1 cup of non-dairy milk for about an hour.

2. Transfer soaked tapioca pearls into a saucepan and add coconut milk, sweetener, vanilla, and salt. Bring contents to a boil on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes continuing to stir occasionally.

3. Remove from heat and allow the pudding to cool. Divide it between some glass bowls or jars into portions. If you like it hot, dive in after letting it cool off to an eating temperature (10 minutes). Traditionally it’s eaten cold, and that’s how I like it, so I chilled mine overnight (though I couldn’t resist having some fresh warm pudding first as well). It was AMAZING for breakfast the next morning. Prior to eating, stir in the chopped mango (or skip if you’re feeling like a traditional plain tapioca pudding only) and enjoy! It was such a treat for a gluten-free vegan breakfast!

Gluten-Free Vegan Coconut Mango Tapioca Pudding {Paleo & Refined Sugar-Free} // An AWESOME gluten-free vegan breakfast alternative or simply a treat!


xo Audrey


This gluten-free vegan coconut mango tapioca pudding recipe was shared with Fat Tuesday, Gluten-Free Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Let’s Get Real Friday Party, Natural Family Friday, #glutenfreefridays, Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable, and Allergy-Free Wednesdays.

** A big thanks to Vanessa @ Natural Family Today for featuring this recipe!

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9 Responses to Gluten-Free Vegan Coconut Mango Tapioca Pudding {Paleo & Refined Sugar-Free}

  1. Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo June 2, 2014 at 9:32 am #

    I haven’t had tapioca pudding in a really long time; this recipe may be on the menu in the near future! :)

    • Audrey June 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

      Thanks Heather! Hope you like it. It’s so fun to personalize tapioca puddings. I’m going to share some new and tasty favorite tapioca pudding flavors soon.

  2. sweetninabean June 5, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    I tripled the recipe and it turned out great. I also used date paste in place of the maple syrup.
    thanks for great recipe

    • Audrey June 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

      So glad it you liked it! I actually wanted to try making it with some date paste as well so I’m glad to hear it turned out well.

  3. Pam July 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    Thank you for providing this recipe! I too LOVE tapioca pudding and had been missing it. I always double this recipe when I make it, and cut back on the syrup a bit, but it is excellent! We enjoy it so much!

    • Audrey July 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

      I’m sooo happy to hear that, Pam! So glad you liked it :)

  4. Carissa November 2, 2014 at 7:32 pm #

    Can you tell me where you got the glass jars? and the size as well? thanks.

    • Audrey November 2, 2014 at 11:43 pm #

      Hi Carissa,

      I got these at a local department store, but they are quite common (especially in the fall/winter time — they’re everywhere). These are 125ml/4oz Bernardine Mason jars. They sell them on Amazon too. They are pretty small — hold half a cup each, and I like that they have a wide mouth, so they’re easier to fill, use, and clean.

      There’s an even prettier variety in my opinion, if you’re interested, but they are slightly more expensive — they have a quilted pattern on the glass and are made by a company called Ball. Here they are on Amazon, but again, you can find them in most department stores and supermarkets as they are quite common.


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