Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Desserts & Drinks)

Diced Water Chestnut in Sweet Coconut Milk Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4


500 ml

50 g

90 g



Sweet Coconut Milk

100 g

180 ml

180 ml

Fresh water chestnuts, peeled and diced

Water, with 1 to 2 drops red food coloring added

Tapioca flour

Young coconut meat, sliced

Crushed ice





Thick coconut milk

Method :
  • To make the Sweet Coconut Milk, boil the sugar and water in a saucepan over high heat for 3 minutes.

  • Set aside to cool, then add the coconut milk and mix well.

  • Soak the water chestnut cubes in the red food coloring solution until pink, 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Remove and drain. Roll the water chestnut cubes in tapioca flour to coat thoroughly, then place in a seive to remove excess flour.

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the coated water chestnut cubes and simmer 2 to 3 minutes until they float on the surface.

  • Remove and steep in cold water for about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  • To serve, place 2 tablespoons water chestnut cubes in a small dessert cup.

  • Pour over 4 tablespoons Sweet Coconut Milk and sprinkle some young coconut meat and crushed ice on top.

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