1 cup large tapioca pearls in assorted colors
8 cups of water
1 can coconut milk (14oz)
1/3 cup sugar
a pinch of salt
a couple drops of vanilla extract
Bring 7 cups of water to a boil and slowly add tapioca pearls. Once they float up reduce heat to med-low and simmer covered for about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in another pot bring 1 cup of water, sugar, coconut milk and salt to a boil and then reduce to low heat until sauce thickens. Once tapioca pearls are cooked, strained and add the pears to the coconut sauce. Add vanilla extract, stir and turn the heat off.
Allow about 10 minutes to cool before serving.