Thai tapioca dessert is a popular, light, and healthy dessert made with tapioca, a flour-derived starch obtained from the cassava plant. Aside from tapioca, this dessert includes other ingredients such as coconut milk, sugar, and other spices and flavors. The sweet, creamy, and deliciously chewy texture of Thai tapioca dessert makes it perfect for people who are looking for a light and refreshing snack or a simple dessert dish. Thai tapioca dessert is rich in dietary fiber, protein, and other essential minerals and vitamins. Consuming tapioca-based desserts delivered by Thai cooks and prepared using Thai recipes helps to maintain good gut health and strengthens the immune system. The cassava used in Thai tapioca desserts is also an excellent source of Vitamin C and other important vitamins and minerals. Additionally, tapioca is also gluten-free, low in fat, and helps regulate cholesterol.
To make this delicious Thai tapioca dessert, you will need the following ingredients: 3/4 cup of small pearls of tapioca, 1/4 cup of sugar, 2 3/4 cup of canned coconut milk, 1/2 cup of water, and 1 teaspoon of salt.
The directions for making this recipe are as follows:
1. Begin by soaking the tapioca pearls in cold water for 3-5 hours.
2. Drain the water and rinse the pearls in warm water.
3. Put the tapioca pearls, sugar, coconut milk, water, and salt in a saucepan and cook on a low heat setting for 15 minutes.
4. Stir the mixture continuously until the tapioca pearls have cooked and the mixture thickens.
5. Once the mixture thickens, remove the pan from the heat and let cool.
6. Transfer the cooked tapioca to a serving bowl and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
7. Serve chilled.
To ensure a delicious Thai tapioca dessert, use quality ingredients such as small pearls of tapioca that have been soaked in cold water for several hours, as well as a quality brand of canned coconut milk. Adjust the sweetness of the dessert to suit your preference by adding more or less sugar according to taste.
Thai tapioca dessert can be served either cold or warm. Enjoy it on its own or pair it with some seasonal fruit. You can also serve it as a topping for cakes or other desserts. For a more indulgent treat, try adding a dollop of ice cream to your Thai tapioca dessert.
This dessert can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. Additionally, you can customize your Thai tapioca dessert by adding a wide variety of ingredients, such as diced mango or pineapple for a sweet and tangy flavor, or chopped nuts such as almonds, cashews, and walnuts.Print
1 cup small tapioca pearls
1 can (400 ml) coconut milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pandan flavoring
1 teaspoon sesame seeds or chopped peanuts, to garnish
Soak the tapioca pearls in lukewarm water for at least 20 minutes or until they are soft.
Drain and rinse the pearls. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, mix together the coconut milk, sugar, salt, and pandan flavoring over medium heat.
Once the milk comes to a boil, add in the soaked tapioca pearls. Stir gently and reduce the heat to low.
Cover and let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When the mixture begins to thicken, turn off the heat and let the mixture cool before serving.
Garnish with sesame seeds or chopped peanuts before serving.
For a more intense pandan flavor, you can add an additional teaspoon of pandan flavoring.
You can replace pandan flavoring with vanilla extract for a different flavor profile.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Thai
- Diet: Halal
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 190 kcal
- Sugar: 17g
- Sodium: 45mg
- Fat: 11g
- Saturated Fat: 10g
- Unsaturated Fat: 1g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 20g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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