Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pink Tapioca Tea Party

Do you like tapioca? I had never tried it until yesterday. I came across a pretty little recipe that showed photos of the tapioca served in individual ramekins with fruit on top. So I bought a box of instant tapioca and gave it a try!
Then I thought, what about pink tapioca? Why not! First I added some marachino cherry juice to the mixture, but I could see that it wasn't going to be pink enough for me, so I added a drop of pink coloring! I thought using teacups instead of ramekins would be adorable for a tea party, and I garnished them with pink hydrangea flowers from my garden. The pink of the hydrangea looks more violet colored next to the pink tapioca!
Then I noticed that I had a box of mini tart shells just lying there and I thought pink tapioca tarts? They were luscious!!
The teacup looked so pretty garnished with a pretty pink amaretti cookie! (see my previous post for the recipe)
What did I do with all of these pink lovelies you ask? I threw a tea party for my daughter!

Here is the recipe for you to try:

Classic Vanilla Tapioca

1/2 cup sugar
4 tbsp instant tapioca
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 1/2 cups milk

Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan. Set aside for 10 minutes to soften the tapioca. Over medium heat, bring mixture to a full, rolling boil, stirring almost continuously (more stirring means less chance of burning the milk). Pour the mixture into individual teacups or ramekins and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

I started thinking how fun it would be to try different variations .... cherry vanilla - add a bit of marachino cherry juice and garnish with a marachino cherry, or raspberry rose - add a bit of rosewater to the mixture and top with a raspberry.....don't get me started!

I thought the tapioca was delicious! Have a delicious day!


  1. Pretty and pink with more pink as a cherry on top !
    Everything looks absolutely beautiful !
    My Nan used to make Lemon Sago (or tapioca), and I adored it when I was a little girl.
    I will try your recipee now and being pink I am sure it will taste even better. What a beautiful post x

  2. I am new to your web and oh what a delight it is! I have scanned many back posts but have not yet found a recipe for your macaroons. Do you have one you like that I could start with? I adore almond flavored macaroons, not the coconut ones that people I know call a macaroon. . . they are not the real deal like yours. Thank you kindly!

  3. Newbie here as well. Everything looks so delish! Just brilliant. My grandmother always added almond extract to her tapioca and rice pudding. Yum Yum!!

  4. I am a Pastry Chef and your post grabbed me for two reasons one I love Pink and two I love any pink dessert. your desserts look wonderful and I can't wait to try some of them.susie

    1. Thanks so much Susie! I love Pink too and try to work it into as many recipes as I can!! This is good recipe for Tapioca - very yummy!! <3

  5. Pink themed tea party sounds really amazing.

    1. Thank you Jessica! Pink is such a popular color at teas and showers! It's always a favorite!!