This Coconut milk recipe is a popular Thai dessert and uses a mixture of Taro and Thai Sticky Rice flour. Although best when served hot, our coconut milk recipe may be eaten cold as well. This Thai Dessert is called Bua Loy Pheuak in Thailand and children and not just a few adults will love this sweet creamy dessert.

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Ingredients for Coconut Milk Recipe with Taro Pearls

2 Cups Taro, steamed and mashed
2 Cups Glutinous rice flour
3 Cups Coconut Milk
1/2 Cup Coconut Cream
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 Tsp Salt
1 Cup Water
2 Tbsp Shredded Coconut (optional, for garnish)


1. Using a steamer, cook the Taro until soft. Remove the Taro from the steamer and peel off the skin. Mash the pulp and set aside

2. Into a large bowl add the Glutinous rice flour, mashed Taro and Water and knead together until the dough is firm. If too dry, add a few extra drops of water.

3. Roll pieces of the dough into small 1cm balls using your fingers until all the dough is used up. Set aside.

4. Place a saucepan of water over a medium heat and bring to the boil. Add the Taro pearls and cook until all the pearls rise to the surface. Remove the Taro pearls and place in a bowl of cold water.

5. Mix the coconut cream and the salt together and set aside.

6. Using a large saucepan, add the coconut milk and place over a medium heat. Add the sugar and stir constantly. Do not to allow the coconut milk to boil. When the coconut milk is hot and all the sugar has dissolved, remove the Taro pearls from the cold water and add to the coconut milk. Bring to the boil and reduce the heat slightly.

7. Add the coconut cream and bring the mixture back to the boil. Cook for 1 minute.

8. Remove the Taro pearls with a slotted spoon and place in a serving dish. Pour the remaining mixture over the Taro Balls. Garnish with shredded coconut (if using) and serve.

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