• Creamy Sago Pudding

    Creamy Sago Pudding

    Winter is a time for comfort foods and there is nothing more delectable than having a warm dessert. My mom’s creamy sago pudding is definitely a winter favourite. Served with custard this winter dessert is on my list of comforting desserts along with chocolate, bread and butter, apple crumble, sticky toffee and ginger pudding.

    There are many variants of making sago pudding but my mom’s recipe requires no baking. This recipe is super easy to make. My mom shared this recipe with me and now I’m delighted to share it with you.

    Find recipe below.

    Creamy Sago Pudding

    • Servings: 6
    • Difficulty: easy
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    A creamy no bake sago pudding best served with warm custard.

    Prep time: This recipe requires the sago pearls to be soaked either overnight or 2 hours before cooking

    Cooking time: 45 min


      • 1 cup Sago pearls
      • 1 Litre full cream milk
      • 160ml Sugar
      • 50ml butter
      • 5 large eggs (room temperature)
      • 1 pinch salt
      • 2 cinnamon sticks or 5ml ground cinnamon
      • 2ml ground nutmeg
      • 5ml vanilla essence


      • Soak sago pearls in milk making sure that the milk covers the sago. (Overnight or 2 hours before)
      • Place sago and milk mixture in a sauce pan on the stove.
      • Add sugar, 5 egg yolks, cinnamon and salt.
      • Stir continuously for 20 minutes by adding milk all the time. Making sure the mixture is not stiff.
      • Cook until sago is transparent.
      • Remove from heat.
      • Add butter and vanilla essence.
      • Beat egg whites until stiff and add to the sago mixture.
      • Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with nutmeg.



    1. jen
      January 2, 2018 / 1:01 am

      Just a note- eggs are not listed in the ingredients but are used throughout the recipe.

      • Noleen Miller
        January 4, 2018 / 9:56 am

        Oh golly gosh – thanks for pointing that out. I’ve added the eggs to the ingredients list.

    2. Tammy
      May 6, 2018 / 3:16 pm

      Attempting your recipe now….we love sago and woolworths’ one is tasty but the container is even smaller now and price also went up….so we hope it turns out as your picture 😉

      • Noleen Miller
        May 15, 2018 / 10:23 am

        This is my mom’s recipe which I find very easy. Hope yours turned out creamy and yummy

    3. adriaan
      February 23, 2020 / 12:08 pm

      after having tried three other recipes (each one very different from the rest), this one is our favourite by a long shot. thank you for sharing!

      • Noleen Miller
        February 24, 2020 / 12:32 pm

        Hi I am happy that this recipe was easy and that you enjoyed the sago pudding.

    4. Ilze
      May 12, 2022 / 10:53 am

      Hi! I am going to attempt to make this recipe (will be my first time ever trying to make sago). For how long after you have made it, can it be stored in the fridge?

      • Noleen Miller
        May 12, 2022 / 11:17 am

        Hi it can last up to 3 days in the fridge. However, I doubt that you will store it that long as it is so delicious. My family eats it up the same day or if there is leftover, it is only for 1 or 2 small helpings. All the best and the weather is perfect for sago.

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