Tapioca coconut milk

February 20, 2009 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Tapioca coconut milk recipe

To drink: Joostenberg NLH 2007 has rich honey characters that are well balanced and not overly sweet, much like this dessert. 

Tapioca coconut milk

Serves: 8
Cooking Time: 40 mins + extra for setting


  • 150g tapioca
  • 500ml (2 cups) milk
  • 150g white sugar
  • 1 x 425ml tin coconut milk
  • seasonal fruit, to serve
  • fresh mint, to garnish



Soak the tapioca in water for 20 minutes. Boil it for 10 minutes, then rinse with cold water and strain.


Heat the milk to just below boiling point, then add the sugar and coconut milk. Bring it to the boil, then pour it into a bowl.


Add the tapioca and leave to cool, then refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours.


Serve chilled with seasonal fruit and garnish with mint.


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