Why wait for fall if you can pumpkin-spice-all-the-things right now! Like seriously, what with the scorching hot weather, I’m already dreaming of shorter days and cooler breeze. So for our recipe today, we are giving tapioca pudding sort of a holiday kick. It’s great for dessert and snacking. And the best part of it, we are using minimal ingredients and very simple to prepare! Continue to scroll for all the goodness!
Tapioca pearls or balls are made from cassava root. They appear translucent when cooked. To give it a slight chocolatey color (and taste), I used Hope & Sesame chocolate milk. Gluten-free and vegan, you’d be surprised that there is no aftertaste of sesame to it. Drink your protein as each glass contains 8 grams. Side fact: do you know that sales of plant-based dairy is on the rise with 50% growth (Nielsen, 2018) while dairy continue to decline? Clearly, more and more people are now seeking plant-based alternatives, signs of the times indeed!
The rest of the ingredients include half a cup of coconut milk, about a tablespoon of tapioca starch as thickener, agave syrup, nutmeg and of course, pumpkin spice! It’s all mapped out: this is going to be one of the desserts I will serve for Thanksgiving (check out my Thanksgiving Tea). I know it’ s only July but it’s never too early to plan, right? Are you ready for the recipe? remember, it’s downloadable and can be printed for easy reference.
Great for dessert and snacking, this pumpkin spice tapioca spice will give you holiday feels year-round.
- 1/2 cup tapioca pearls
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup chocolate milk, plant-based
- 1 tbsp tapioca starch
- 1/2 tsp vanilla syrup
- 8 tbsp agave or maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp pumpkin spice and nutmeg
In a pot, boil tapioca pearls with 2 cups water.
Add plant-based chocolate milk, coconut milk. Reduce heat.
Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir occasionally.
Tapioca pearls will turn transparent, swell in size, and soft once cooked.
Let it cool.
Serve cold or eat right away.
Tell me, are you a fall person? Pumpkin spice fanatic? Booties, lightweight sweater, plum lips, why can’t we have fall year-round?
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