Heavenly Coconut Tapioca Pudding
This is sooo yummy! I can't imagine liking tapioca pudding without coconut after this! I've made it probably half a dozen times, it's a big hit!
Basically, combine and let sit for 5 minutes:
1 can coconut milk (get good quality stuff, save the "lite" stuff for curry)
1 C milk
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C coconut- use soft flakes, not anything too hard or grainy
1/4 C BIG tapioca pearls
1 beaten egg- really beat it otherwise you'll have strings in your pudding!
Then cook on medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a full boil, then remove from heat. Now you can add the fun stuff:
1 tea vanilla
1/2 tea coconut extract
Let it sit for a while (20 minutes or longer) and enjoy! It is good warm, but tastes even better the next day.