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Butterfly Pea Coconut Sago

a sweet treat recipe
½ cup tapioca pearls (sago)
1¾ cups (1 can) full-fat coconut milk
2 cups water
½ cup granulated sugar
23-25 butterfly pea flowers, whole
½ cooked taro (or sweet potato), cubed and cooked (optional)
Butterfly Pea Coconut Sago
a sweet treat recipe
Herman is a self-taught cook focusing primarily on easy-to-follow, Asian-forward, comfort food recipes that appeal to everyone, regardless of their skill level. He started his social media accounts to share his passion for cooking and baking, which began when he was about 12 years old, because his parents worked full-time jobs and he needed to feed his siblings and himself. What started out as a necessity quickly developed into a passion for cooking as he learned techniques and recipes from his family, especially his grandma. He is delighted to share his love for cooking and baking with his audience and take them on a journey of culinary discovery.
a little bit about the recipe
Warm or chilled dessert made with creamy coconut milk and tapioca pearls. Butterfly pea flowers are added for light flavor and a beautiful blue hue. Optionally top with cooked taro or sweet potato for added texture and flavor!
TOTAL | 35 M
3 SERVINGS | 12 oz

  • In a medium pot, bring water to a boil and add tapioca pearls. Bring back to a low boil over medium heat then cook with lid off for 10 mins. Turn off heat and put lid on and cover for 5 mins. Drain tapioca pearls and rinse with cold water for 1-2 mins until cooled down.

  • In another pot over medium heat, add coconut milk, water, sugar, and butterfly pea flowers and bring to a low boil. Simmer for 5-8 mins until sugar dissolves and coconut milk has a beautiful blue color.

  • Turn off the heat and add tapioca pearls and stir well.

  • Serve coconut sago in a bowl and top with optional cooked root vegetables. Enjoy!

Expiry: 3 days in the fridge
Make sure not to overcook the tapioca pearls or they will dissolve and turn soggy.

I used Chaokoh brand for coconut milk because I believe it is the most flavorful and aromatic. Feel free to use any brand but this one is my favorite!
ingredients in recipe
This natural food colorant infuses a brilliant blue color into liquids. The further addition of acids like lemon juice will shift the color to purple!
0.3 oz - JAR$4
0.3 oz - REFILL$3
1.5 oz - REFILL$9
0.3 oz - JAR $4