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Coconut Vanilla Tapioca with Mango Sauce


Wow, has it really been a month since my last post? I apologize! It's been a busier month than expected. School is almost out and the track season is just about over, so I'll have more time to cook when it is still light enough to get some decent pictures.

It's Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day! This month, I was assigned to Chocolate & Chillies, written by my neighbor to the north Asiya. Asiya lives in Toronto, which is a favorite city of ours, and is only about 2 hours away from our house. Asiya is a stay at home mom to 2 boys. Her family is from India and her husband is Pakistani, so she has some amazing recipes to choose from, including Chicken Biryani, Falooda, and Muhammara Pasta just to name a few. As you can imagine, it was pretty difficult to choose just one. But, as soon as I saw Asiya's recipe for tapioca, I was sold! When it comes to dessert, pudding is usually pretty low on my list of preferences. Generally, I'll pass if given the option. However, tapioca pudding has always been a favorite of mine. While we didn't eat dessert often growing up, there was always a box of instant tapioca pudding in the cabinet ready to be made whenever the craving hit. Since I have grown up and moved out, I don't have that constant box of tapioca in the pantry, although after trying this recipe, I very well might! The coconut milk gave the pudding such a delicously rich flavor, and the flecks of vanilla bean were so pretty. The mango puree gave the pudding just the right amount of sweetness. Thank you for the delicious dessert recipe, Asiya!! I had a great time getting to know you this month!

For the Pudding:
1/3 cup Small Pearl Tapicoa
1 can Coconut Milk
3/4 cup Milk
1 Egg Yolk
1/3 cup Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 tablespoon Vanilla Bean Paste (or 1/2 inch piece of Vanilla Bean, scraped)

Pour the milk and coconut milk into a medium saucepan and add the tapioca pearls. Soak for about 30 minutes. Whisk in the egg yolk, sugar, salt, and vanilla and place the saucepan over medium heat until the mixture comes to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and cook until thickened, stirring often. Pour the mixture into pudding cups and chill in the fridge overnight.

For the Mango Puree:
1 Mango, peeled, pitted, and chopped
2 teaspoons Sugar

Place the mango and sugar in a food processor and process until smooth. Store in the fridge. To assemble, spoon some of the puree over the top of the pudding. Enjoy!

SOURCE: Chocolate & Chillies

Reader Comments (16)

LOVE the colour, it is so pretty! What a fab seasonal recipe for SRC! Karen

May 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Sweet post! very tropical with all great flavors!
made me a little homesick, but in a good way.... ;-)

May 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSallyBR

I used to love love love tapioca pudding as a child, and I actually still have quite a fondness for all sorts of puddings now. This sounds SO wonderful - awesome choice for the SRC!

Yum! I never really had tapioca pudding growing up, but now this recipe makes me want to try it! It probably helps that I'm a die hard for mangoes.
Happy reveal day!

May 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Oh coconut and mango are such a great combo! Lovely pick this month.

May 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJJ - 84thand3rd

Mango sauce!!! Yum!!! Sounds delicious with the tapioca. (P.S. I love Toronto too).

May 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

So glad you enjoyed the pudding! It looks wonderful and thank you for your kind words!

We love tapioca also and I think the addition of this mango sauce is genius!

I love tapioca. i love this fresh summer spin on one of my favorite desserts. Great SRC pick and hope you had a great Memorial Day.

May 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTraci

Pudding is something I don't make nearly enough. This looks great with the mango sauce. Great pick!

May 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEmily @ Life on Food

This looks delicious! I love pudding! Great pick this month!

I have never made tapioca pudding before. This looks perfect! Love the addition of mango.

May 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Tapioca topped with mango sauce. Yum! Great pick this month!

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLynsey @Lynsey Lou's

The mango sounds perfect to go with the pudding. Great choice for reveal day.

June 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSue Lau

What a delicious recipe for a quick and easy dessert - great choice.

What a great selection this (last.. sorry I'm late) month! It's always fun how food can spur childhood memories.

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