Mango Tapioca in Coconut Milk

This Filipino favorite features soft tapioca pearls in coconut milk and a topping of sweet Philippine mangoes. It’s the perfect ending to a feast of local flavors.

Serves 5 to 6
Prep Time 2 hours,
      including chilling time


1/2 cup uncooked mini tapioca pearls 

1 (400-ml) can coconut milk
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
flesh from the cheeks of 2 mangoes, diced
toasted desiccated coconut, for garnish


 Cook tapioca pearls according to package directions.

 Combine coconut milk, milk, and sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool. Once cool, place in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.

3  Combine tapioca pearls and coconut milk mixture in a bowl. Mix well, then divide among serving glasses. Top with diced mangoes and toasted desiccated coconut.


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