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Nam Vam "Na-va" Tri Color Dessert Recipe

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Hana Jean Suabyi Yaaj Simons
Added: Saturday, September 19, 2009


Ready to cook Tapioca in at least 3 different colors. (Many colors and shapes can be found at Asian grocery stores)
2 cans of 14 oz coconut milk (not juice)
4 c water and 2 c of sugar to make a sugar syrup(Hmong honey)
Fresh or canned Jack fruit and Lychee cubed. Peaches can be a substitute for the other fruit

Boil tapioca per pkg directions, cool and set aside in a little water to keep from sticking together. Boil together water and sugar to make the honey syrup, be careful not to burn, set aside. Open and stir coconut milk, can be thinned a little with regular milk or half and half. Chop fruit and put in a bowl. Take a large beverage glass, put in about a 1/2 c of tapioca at the bottom of the glass, add 1/4 c fruit, add 1/2 c of coconut milk, add 2 tbsp of the honey, add ice and stir together. Serve with a spoon or a bubble tea size plastic straw. Can be made to be a thin drink or a thicker drink, based on your taste.

Number Of Servings:
about 10 to 15
Personal Notes:
Can be made all together or in individual servings. Be creative with the fruits and types of tapioca you use. Most Hmong cooks add 1 or 2 drops of Amyle Essence to each glass (liquid banana flavoring) I prefer not too.




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