Kozy Shack Tapioca Pudding - Copycat

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"Todd Wilbur shares another of his "Top Secret" copycat recipes. Times were not given, have been estimated by me & do not include cooling periods. I did allow 5 min to assemble & measure ingredients, but the remainder of time is all cooking time. ENJOY!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (284 g)
  • Calories 287.4
  • Total Fat - 8.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 41.1 mg
  • Sodium - 385.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 42.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 30.8 g
  • Protein - 10 g
  • Calcium - 410.8 mg
  • Iron - 4.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Whisk together the milk, sugar, egg & salt in a lrg (3 qt) saucepan over med heat. When mixture begins to steam (at around 160F), add the tapioca & reduce heat to med-low.

Step 2

Bring the pudding to a low simmer for 30 min (around 190F) or until it thickens & reduces to around 3 cups. Don't let it come to a boil.

Step 3

Turn off the heat & let the pudding sit for 10 min, then whisk in the cornstarch.

Step 4

Turn the heat to low again & cook the pudding for 10 min, stirring often until it's thicker, then remove it from the heat & stir in the vanilla.

Step 5

Allow the pudding to sit uncovered for 10 min to cool, then transfer it to a covered container & chill for a couple hrs before eating. The pudding will thicken more as it becomes completely chilled.

Step 6

YIELD: 4 servings, 3/4 cup each

Tips & Variations

  • No special items are required.



I made this when friends were coming for a visit. It was delicious served with dollops of whip cream. Just as good as the store brand and much cheaper if you make it yourself. Go for it!

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(18 Oct 2019)


First time making Tapioca and it won't be my last! I chilled it and we had it covered with whipped cream. Yummo! I had no problems with this recipe. Thick, creamy and totally delicious!

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(17 Nov 2018)

Ruth Gifford Besterman

I've made this recipe twice. The first time I misread the ingredients and used a whole egg. It turned out like jello. Today I decided to try again and followed the instructions and ingredients to the letter. It still turned out like jello, not at all like the creamy Kozy Shack pudding. I will not be trying it a third time. Twice is expensive enough.

(14 Feb 2018)


This is a great old fashioned desert and what a nice Friday night treat this was to have after dinner. It's like going back in the 50's (not that I would know because it's before my time). It really came out creamy and the method given is spot on. Thank you Twissis for sharing. Made it for FYC.

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(21 Oct 2017)