Watermelon and Kiwi Slushi with Tapioca Pearls

Watermelon and Kiwi Slushi with Tapioca Pearls

Posted 2018-02-08 by finyfollow

I had this as a dessert on a hot summer's night, and it was both refreshing, and delicious.

The only difficult part was making the tapioca pearls which I had 3 attempts at, and I will explain how to cook these delicacies, so that they do not turn into a "mush"!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour plus standing time and freezing time
Serves: 2

150 g watermelon
1 kiwi fruit
½ tbsp lemon juice
½ tbsp liqueur
1 tsp honey

For the slushi
  • Cut the watermelon into small pieces and freeze.

  • Cut the kiwi fruit into small pieces and freeze separately.

  • For the Tapioca
  • Do NOT, as my packet says, soak these pearls first or you will find that they virtually disintegrate and my first attempt turned into a starchy mush with no little "balls" in it!

  • Boil a lot of water (my kettle is faster), and put it in a saucepan and bring to the boil again.

  • When it is boiling (and not before), carefully add the tapioca.

  • Turn the heat down a bit, and continue boiling, stirring often - mine took almost an hour - till they become opaque on the outside.
  • You may need to add more boiling water as these cook

  • Leave them white on the inside, turn off the heat and let them stand for a further 30 minutes or so and they will turn totally opaque.

  • Rinse them thoroughly, and allow to dry.

  • To assemble
  • When fruits are frozen, add the other ingredients to the watermelon only.

  • Blend for a few seconds till smooth.

  • Put the tapioca pearls in individual dessert, tall glasses or bowls.

  • Top each with the watermelon mixture.

  • Wash the blender, and blend the kiwi fruit.

  • I then added some more pearls, and the kiwi fruit mix.

  • Drink with a straw if you can find the big straws which are now made for bubble tea.

  • Otherwise eat with a spoon, as I did.

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