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Coconut Tapioca Soup

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This is a long time favorite in my family. Traditionally it's flavored with almond milk but me being allergic to almonds I use coconut milk. grin
Dessert soups are traditionally served after a big chinese feast or as a snack on hot days.


5 cups water
5-8 ounces rock sugar/turbinado/sucanat
5 ounces diced taro root or sweet potato
1/2 cup tapioca pearls
1 or 2 (13.5-ounce) cans coconut milk


Heat the water with the sugar and the diced taro or sweet potato.
When water comes to a boil, add the tapioca pearls.
Stir often so the tapioca don't stick to the bottom of the pan.
When the tapioca becomes translucent, add coconut milk and whisk well.
Heat through and serve hot.

Posted by chocomom
Note: Refrigerate any leftovers and you can serve cold the next day.
If you are planning on serving it cold, add 2 cans of coconut milk intead of one for it will thicken quite a bit as it cool and ends up more like tapioca pudding with only 1 can of milk. :thup
For variations, you can try using other types of milk or adding vanilla in the end; sweetness can be adjusted to taste; try it with white sweet potato or even better japanese sweet potato that will change everything to purple. :wink :lol

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