Mango Pearls

Every so often, my mom sends out care packages to me. Such a lovely to surprise to find some Philippine mangoes all tucked neatly inside the box. Made me miss my home country even more, though.

mango pearls

Mango Pearls
Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

1/2 cup dried small tapioca pearls
1 1/2 cups mango juice
1/2 cup condensed milk
2 Asian mangoes, cut into small cubes

1. Soak tapioca pearls in cold water for 20 minutes. The pearls will expand and turn bright white. Drain. In a medium pot, add about a quart of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the tapioca pearls. Cook stirring constantly until they become translucent, about 2 minutes. Immediately drain in fine-mesh sieve and and rinse with very cold water. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine mango juice, condensed milk, mangoes, and cooled tapioca pearls. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or overnight. Best served chilled.

Recipe by JG


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