dairy free vanilla sago 2

Last week was the first time EVER that I had tried sago (tapioca) pudding.  I don’t know what compelled me, but I saw it at the supermarket and bought it, and it’s actually not so bad.

After talking to a few people, it sounded like sago was one of those bad childhood memories.  Clearly they hadn’t tried my dairy free vanilla sago.

I was impressed.  Custard-like, sweet and not too heavy, this dairy free vanilla sago pudding was a yummy after-dinner treat.

dairy free vanilla sago
dairy free vanilla sago 1
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Dairy free vanilla sago (sugar free)
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ⅓ cup sago/tapioca pearls
  • 1 tbsp stevia
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp stevia (or good quality Manuka honey or pure maple syrup)
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • Passionfruit pulp
  • Coconut flakes
  1. In a bowl, place 1 cup of the almond milk with the sago/tapioca pearls and soak overnight;
  2. Empty the soaked sago/tapioca pearls into a saucepan with the second cup of almond milk and heat on medium heat;
  3. Add the cinnamon, stevia and gently stir;
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally;
  5. Remove from the heat and leave to sit for 5 minutes, ensuring the sago/tapioca pearls are opaque;
  6. To serve, scoop into a dessert glass or bowl. Add the additional almond milk to the top, along with passionfruit pulp and coconut flakes. Dust with cinnamon and stevia and serve immediately.

This was a great warming dessert, and the following day I had the remaining dairy free vanilla sago with some chocolate banana nice cream.

Have you had sago/tapioca pudding?  Does it bring back bad memories or did you enjoy it as a child?  Does your family have a secret recipe that tastes amazing?  I’d love to know.

6 Responses
  1. Krissy, sago is the best & is also good with coconut milk, or even rice milk. I remember having it as a kid but mum would put golden syrup on it, oh how times have changed!