Made from the cassava plant, which is a staple food source in Africa, tapioca can be found in your grocery store's baking section. Because tapioca doesn't have a lot of flavor on it's own, the other tasty ingredients in this recipe really shine.
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + chilling
- 2 cups fat-free milk
- 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup clementine juice (about 5 clementines)
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
- 2 clementines, peeled and sectioned
- In a small saucepan, combine the milk, tapioca and sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in vanilla and nutmeg. Cool for 20 minutes. Stir in clementine juice; cover and refrigerate until chilled.
- Fold in whipped topping. Spoon into four dessert dishes, 2/3 cup in each. Top with clementine segments.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 176 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
Originally published as Clementine Tapioca Parfaits in Light & Tasty December/January 2008