- 1 (13 1/2-ounce) can coconut milk
- 4 cups water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 7 ounces small tapioca pearls
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- Green food coloring, as needed
Bring the coconut milk, water, salt, and sugar to a boil in a heavy saucepan. While boiling, whisk in the tapioca and continue to simmer until tender, 12 to 14 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool immediately by placing in a flat bowl and covering the surface with plastic. Let rest about 2 hours. When cool, add the lemon juice. Stir to incorporate. To make green, add drops of food coloring to desired color.
To serve, scoop into individual bowls.
This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.