My son often drinks milk alternatives, and I have on occasion as well. I have never tried cooking with these products before, as I somehow thought that it wouldn’t work the same as milk in a recipe. Boy, was I wrong!
I was asked to create a recipe using Blue Diamond Almond Breeze almond milk, and I gladly said, “yes”. I am always up for a challenge, and trying healthier alternatives to my favorite foods. I decided to use the Chocolate Almond Breeze to make a yummy Tapioca pudding. Previously I had only made tapioca with real milk, and I feared that the almond milk might not work the same. It was actually really easy, and the taste? Well, I’ll tell you about that after I show you the recipe and finished product.
Almond Breeze Tapioca Pudding
1/3 cup sugar
2-3/4 cups Chocolate Almond Breeze (you could also use one of the other flavors instead, if desired)
1 egg well beaten
3 tablespoons tapioca
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup white chocolate chips (optional)
1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts (optional)
Measure Almond Breeze and pour into large saucepan.
Mix in the sugar, beaten egg, Almond Breeze, salt and tapioca. Let sit for 3 or 4 minutes, then turn heat to medium-high and stir constantly. When mixture is boiling (still bubbling while stirring), remove from heat.
Add white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts (if desired):
Cool for about 20 minutes then put in bowl, or fill individual dessert cups. Refrigerate, add dairy-free whipped cream (if desired) and enjoy!
This was such an incredibly easy recipe, and I was really pleased with the results. I feared it might not “hold together” like tapioca with milk, but it held together just fine. It tasted SO good too. If I didn’t know that almond milk was used in place of regular milk, I would have never been able to tell. I also loved that it was so light tasting, and not too sweet (as tapioca often is).
Have you tried cooking with Almond Breeze? I would love to hear about your almond milk recipes if you have! Almond Breeze can be used in baking, soups and sauces as well as desserts and just about anything else that milk can be used in. It is also available in Original, Original Unsweetened, Vanilla and Vanilla Unsweetened. I can’t wait to try making tapioca with Vanilla Almond Breeze too!
You can find Blue Diamond Almond Breeze on the shelf and/or the refrigerated section at most grocery stores.
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*I partnered with Almond Breeze for this post, and was provided free product and compensation for creating this recipe.