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looking down into 2 glasses of tapioca floats with creamy coffee poured over

Tapioca Floats

Tapioca Floats are great in the summer when the weather's hot. So refreshing, they provide energy and a delicious, fun, healthy treat! Year round, we also love eating them for breakfast! You can make the recipe the night before, put it in the fridge — and an instant breakfast or snack is ready for all.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword aip, dessert, floats, gluten-free, paleo, tapioca
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 93kcal
Author Megan
Cost $3


  • saucepan


  • 3 cups water filtered
  • 1/4 cup granulated tapioca
  • pinch sea salt
  • toppings: coconut milk or cream, raw milk or cream (if tolerated [not AIP]), maple syrup, herbal simple syrup, lightly sweetened herbal tea, herbal coffee, traditional coffee or espresso (not AIP)


  • In a saucepan, bring water and sea salt to a boil.
  • Stir in the tapioca granules.
  • Cook for 13 to 15 minutes, stirring often, until most of the granules are transparent.
  • Remove tapioca from heat and chill overnight or several hours until cold and set.
  • Ladle into bowls or glasses and top with desired float ingredients: milk of choice, sweetener, or water, tea, herbal coffee, coffee etc. Eat with a spoon or drink intermittently.


Here's where to buy organic tapioca granules.


Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Sodium: 89mg | Calcium: 4mg