Coconut and Mango Sago

January 21, 2013

Stud and I aren’t massive beach people. We’re both pretty pale, aren’t a fan of screaming people, I have a bit of a sand phobia, and Kev has seen one too many Jaws films to want to go in to the ocean too often.

Dont get me wrong, I used to LOVE the beach! Spending many a childhood weekends down the south coast in Gerringong, with my entire family squeezed in to a caravan and hanging out at the beach pretty much every day.

I love swimming in the ocean, I just don’t like getting burnt or getting sand in my shoes, or anywhere for that matter (no really, the sand thing is pretty bad. Its embarrassing really).

I do however, love a good tropical dessert! It might be a dessert with tropical ingredients – gorgeous fruits, creamy coconuts, refreshing ices – or it might be something wonderfully light to end a large meal. Just something that transports you to a beautifully tropical setting, and you can forget all your troubles.

For me, its a little from column a, and a little from column b. Oh AND its easy :) woot!

Three ingredients that makes you feel like you have eaten dessert, a great sweetness to finish your meal, but also so light and not tooth achingly sweet. Just right ;)

So welcome to my new readers, and if you’re wondering why I am going on about tropical desserts, its because this months blog hop is Tropical Paradise! To our lovely loyal followers, welcome once again to January, over a year now and we’re still going strong :D

This months hop is hosted by moi! And as always is brought to you by 84th & 3rd, The Hungry Australian and The Capers of the Kitchen Crusader. The lovely Le Delicieux has resigned as hostess, but we wish her nothing but forever deliciousness, and thank her for being a part of the SABH crew :) x

Coconut and Mango Sago

Coconut and Mango Sago


100g tapioca pearls
1 ripe mango, diced flesh
1 x small can coconut cream


Fill a saucepan with water, cover place on high and heat until boiling. Add tapioca and boil according to packet instructions (mine were large so took around 40mins), keeping the lid on.

Remove pearls from the stove and drain. Rinse with cold water and place in a serving dish.

Drizzle over a few tablespoons of coconut cream per serve and top with mango.

Place in the fridge until serving.

Coconut and Mango Sago

Sweet Adventures Blog Hop – Tropical Paradise



The SABH is brought to you by 84th & 3rdThe Hungry AustralianThe Capers of the Kitchen Crusader, and moi, Dining With a Stud. This blog hop is open to all food bloggers.

IMPORTANT - Please read the instructions below, they explain how to link up and how to get the hop to appear on your post. If you aren’t sure of something leave a comment or send me an email at and I will help where I can.

  1. Click here for the Link Code – Grab the code and add it to the bottom of your Tropical Paradise post, you will need to do this in HTML view.
    * Adding the code will create the thumbnail link list on your post so people can hop from one entry to the next!
    * REMEMBER – if you are on [not self hosted] the list will not show on your blog, please create a text link back to this post so others can hop through the entries!
  2. Grab the SABH Tropical Paradise badge and add it to your post – you can get it at the top of this post or from the Announcement page.
    * Just right click on the image, ‘save as’, upload to your site and add it to your  Tropical Paradise post.
    * Link the badge or a line of text to the hostess post [that’s this page here] so that others can view the instructions on how to join.
  3. Click here to Enter the Hop – This is the really important bit! The badge and thumbnail list are on your post, make sure to enter the hop so you appear in the list.
    * On the entry screen, please add the link to your Tropical Paradise [not your homepage].
    * When asked for ‘your name’ please enter your blog name, not your name.
    * When asked for a back link, link to this post.
    * Your entry will be submitted when you click ‘crop’ on your photo.

PLEASE NOTE – your linked post WILL NOT appear straight away in the blog hop thumbnail list. To combat spam this is a moderated hop. Your post will be visible in the list after approved. Entries are approved in the order they are submitted during waking hours in Sydney. A girl needs to get her beauty sleep.

If you are on Twitter use the #SABH to tell the world about your Tropical Paradise post and follow us @SweetAdvBlogHop for new hop announcement and general deliciousness. Happy Hopping!

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