Recipe courtesy of Jansen Chan

Coconut Tapioca Ooze

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 cups, or 8 (1/2 cup) portions
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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


  1. 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.
  2. To serve, scoop into individual bowls.