Sweet Tapioca Soup with Honeydew


This lightly sweet dessert can be made with other soft, blendable fruits such as watermelon, mangoes, berries, peaches, or pears. Recipe adapted from Tassajara Dinners & Desserts by Dale and Melissa Kent.

  • 1-cup servingServings


  • 1/4 cup small pearl tapioca
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 4 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 large, ripe honeydew melon, cut into chunks


1. Soak tapioca in 1 cup water 45 minutes. Drain tapioca, and combine with coconut milk and sugar in medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, or until mixture begins to thicken. Pour in milk, remove from heat, and cover with plastic wrap. Allow mixture to cool.

2. Purée honeydew chunks in food processor, or chop very fine. Combine honeydew with tapioca mixture; chill.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 8
  • Calories: 235
  • Carbohydrate Content: 30 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 3 mg
  • Fat Content: 13 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 11 g
  • Sodium Content: 48 mg
  • Sugar Content: 22 g