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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Random Willynillyness Cooking Presents: Sabroso Saturday ~ Chocolate Tapioca

I love tapioca. Mi abuelita used to make it for me when I was little and I loved it. She served it to me plain or with pasas (raisins). I always loved it. I think what I love about tapioca is the texture. It is creamy yet with those little tapioca balls that melt in your mouth.

When I eat it, it reminds me of sitting in the kitchen with my abuelita watching her cook up some other tasty treats. I now make it on those cold snowy days when I need a little warmth and comfort.

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Today's tasty chocolate milk recipe is, you guessed it, chocolate tapioca. I was very excited to try this since I am a tapioca fiend. I am also all about the chocolate as well. This recipe is a little more involved than the other ones I have tried. It took a little time before it was ready but the recipe was still easy to follow.

Chocolate Tapioca
Makes 6 (1/2 cup) servings
Ingredients• 3 tbsp instant tapioca mix
• 1/3 sweetened condensed milk (use fat-free to decrease calories)
• 2 3/4 low fat chocolate milk
• 1 egg
• Pinch of salt
• ¼ tbsp coconut extract
• 2 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate morsels

Directions1. In a medium saucepan, beat the egg well and add the sweetened condensed milk, tapioca, low fat chocolate milk and salt. Let it stand 5 minutes.
2. Place in a medium heat stirring constantly, until combination boils. Add coconut extract and mix. Remove from heat and let it stand 20 minutes.
3. Mix the chocolate morsels and serve in individual cups.

Nutritional Information:
182calories; 4.8 g fat; 2.7 saturated fat; 6 g protein; 185 g calcium
The chocolate tapioca came out creamy and delicious. It was sweet but not too sweet. I think the condensed milk gave it a nice sweetness but the chocolate morsels toned it down. Note: Since I cannot follow a recipe to save my life, I actually added the chcoclate morsels to the mixture instead of at the end but it still worked out. Both the chocolate and condensed milk gave it a nice richness.

I love chocolate and coconut together so the coconut extract gave it a nice balance and flavor. When I served it up, I decided to garnish it with grated chocolate (since I melted the chocolate morsels into the mixture) and coconut flakes. It made it look pretty and added a a nice flavor to the creamy tapioca.

So far this is my favorite chocolate milk recipe. The mocha coffee was really good but this was just delicious and comforting.
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Disclosure: This is a paid post created in collaboration with Latina on a Mission and Milk Processors Education Program (MilkPEP). All opinions expressed herein are solely my own.


  1. This looks SABROSO! I could def. see myself making this treat for a romantic meal. It just looks so pretty!

  2. I LOVE tapioca! When I was younger & used to eat it as a lunch time snack in school, kids used to call tapioca glue and fish eggs because of the way it looked. I still happily ate my tapioca because it tasted so good! I will be trying this chocolate recipe too.

  3. Tapioca puddings are so delicious. When I was a kid I used to love going to the hospital. They always serve tapioca.

    I've never thought t make any though. Great idea!

  4. I never had tapioca til my MIL stayed with us. It's so good!

  5. I have never tried tapioca but I am a huge fan of chocolate. You make it look so sabroso. Mmm.. must try!

  6. Yummm! I used to love Tapioca and after reading this post, I am REALLY missing it! I can't find tapioca in Mexico. Saw it once at a grocery store years ago and I'm still kicking myself for not buying it. But thanks for the lovely memories of this delicious dessert. :)

  7. I love Tapioca. Chocolate Tapioca is just sounds too good. Yum!

  8. I never tried Tapioca before, but I think I need to do it and soon, this looks irresistible ;)Love this amazing recipe!!

  9. I have a yearning for chocolate tapioca, anything chocolate gets my vote.

  10. I've never made homemade tapioca, but I'd love to try it!

  11. Oh that looks so good! The only thing I would change is to use toasted coconut but oh man I think I might have to try to make this LOL

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  12. Hmmm...I've never tried tapioca before. Sounds good, though!

  13. This looks so good! I was wondering if I could use the topioca (looks like pearl) that I found in the store instead of mix ones.

  14. I think everyone's abuelita served this "con pasas". Nice recipe!

  15. Two of my honeys favorites, chocolate milk and tapioca! Thank you for sharing.

  16. This Looks So Yummy! I am going to bookmark this and try it : )

  17. not a tapioca fan but my kids might like it!

  18. This look so tasty! I would try it with dark chocolate :)

  19. i never liked tapioca - bt now w chocoLATE!!!! :) I will have to try it

  20. never even thought of choco tapioca!
    it looks tasty..i know my daughter would love it!
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  21. This looks yummy and has such a nice presentation too. I could see myself making these in "shooters" and putting them out for a holiday party.