1/3 cup sugar
3 tbsps minute tapioca
3 cups milk
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsps. cocoa
2 tbsps. mini chocolate chips
Whisk together in a saucepan the sugar, tapioca, salt, milk, egg and cocoa. Let stand 5 minutes.
Slowly cook over medium heat, whisking constantly. Once it starts to get warm add the chocolate chips. Continue cooking for a total of 15-17 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Let cool 15 minutes, whisking a couple of times.
Pour into serving bowls and cover with a piece of waxed paper to avoid a skin forming on top.
Add a dollop of whipped cream if desired.