Vegan Chai Coconut Tapioca Bruleé Without Eggs
Updated: Jul 23, 2022
I was in the mood for something sweet the other night, and wanted to do something a little healthy....so I thought, Tapioca...and coconut! I was out of eggs, so I thought I would give vegan tapioca a try. I had never made tapioca without eggs before, but turns out, I like it! Maybe more than the traditional way.
1 cup chai tea concentrate mix
1 1/2 cup water
1 can coconut milk or cream (not lite!)
1/2 cup regular tapioca (not instant)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon per ramekin turbinado sugar (for brulee)
1 pinch salt
First put your water, chai and tapioca into a pan and bring to a boil then turn down to a low simmer.
Keep your mixture moving, stir often. You want to cook your mixture until the tapioca balls are all clear. This will take about 30 minutes. If your mixture gets too thick, go ahead and add a little water to keep it moving.
Once all your tapioca balls are clear, whisk in your coconut milk, add your sugar and pinch of salt. stir it all together and bring it up to a quick simmer. Continue to cook until it thickens (about 5 minutes).
Remove from heat and pour into ramekins, mugs, cups, bowls, etc. Let it cool for about 10 minutes and then place in the fridge to chill.
Once chilled, remove from the refrigerator, sprinkle with about 1/2 teaspoon turbinado sugar each and using a torch, flame the sugar until it just melts. (You want to keep your flame moving around so it doesn't burn).
If you need a torch, this one works well. It's small, inexpensive and effective.
Serve immediately and enjoy!