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Coconut Sago Pudding


Coconut Sago Pudding

Coconut sago pudding is a delightful, creamy dessert that's both light and satisfying. Made with sago pearls, coconut milk, and sweetened to perfection, it's a popular dessert in various parts of Asia and a refreshing treat for any day. This version of coconut sago pudding is chilled and served with a topping of thick coconut cream and toasted coconut flakes, offering a delicious blend of textures and flavours that coconut lovers will adore.

Coconut Sago Pudding

Preparation Time and Servings:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes (plus soaking time)

  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

  • Chill Time: 2 hours

  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Servings: 4


Ingredients List:

  • 1/2 cup sago pearls

  • 400ml can coconut milk

  • 2 cups water

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (adjust to taste)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • Toasted coconut flakes, for garnish

  • Mint leaves, for garnish (optional)


Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Soak the Sago: Rinse the sago pearls under cold water, then soak in water for at least 30 minutes to soften.

  2. Cook the Sago: Drain the sago and transfer to a pot. Add 2 cups of fresh water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until the sago pearls become translucent and soft, about 10-15 minutes.

  3. Add Coconut Milk: Once the sago is cooked, add the coconut milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to the pot. Stir well and bring the mixture back to a gentle boil, then remove from heat.

  4. Chill the Pudding: Divide the pudding mixture into serving bowls or glasses. Let it cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until set.

  5. Garnish and Serve: Before serving, top each pudding with a layer of thick coconut cream, a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes, and a mint leaf for a touch of color.


Suggested Side Dishes:

  • Fresh tropical fruits such as mango or pineapple for a refreshing side.


Equipment Needed:

  • Medium pot

  • Bowls or dessert glasses for serving

  • Spoon for stirring


Common Mistakes/Points of Care:

  • Stirring the Sago: Ensure frequent stirring while the sago is cooking to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot.

  • Soaking Time: Properly soaking the sago is crucial for achieving the right texture.

  • Chill Time: Give the pudding enough time to chill and set properly before serving.


Nutritional Values (per serving):

  • Calories: Approximately 300

  • Protein: 2g

  • Fat: 18g

  • Carbohydrates: 35g

  • Fiber: 0g

  • Sugar: 20g


This coconut sago pudding is a simple yet elegant dessert, perfect for ending any meal on a high note or for indulging in a sweet afternoon treat.


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