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Heat the milk, cream, vanilla bean (split and scraped) or vanilla, and tapioca to a slow simmer in a heavy pot and cook for 1 hour, stirring often.
Add the sugar and salt. Bring to a simmer being careful not to let the tapioca stick to the bottom of the pan.
You can serve it warm (as I hear it is often served in the colder months) but we like ours after it has chilled several hours in the fridge at any time of year.