Strawberry-Lychee Sago Dessert Recipe

I tried these fruit combinations and my husband said to consider making it as a drink for sale as well if I really decided to run my own restaurant!

You can absolutely customize your fruit but I highly recommend the strawberry-lychee combination at least. Honestly and personally, I won’t miss the toddy palm sugar either!

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What is Sago Pearl?

It’s an edible starch from the inner trunk of the sago palm trees. It has the same thickening ability as tapioca pearls. In fact, most Sago dessert recipes that you see online include this one doesn’t actually have the sago pearl but the tapioca pearl. This tapioca pearl is made from tuber of the cassava plant! It’s the same pearl in famous Boba drink but it’s the tiny version of it!

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Strawberry-Lychee Sago
Strawberry-Lychee Sago
Strawberry -Lychee Sago Recipe

Strawberry – Lychee Sago Dessert Recipe

Mary Thatcher
Easy, refreshing, sago dessert that can easily feed 10 people or turn into yummy summer drinks.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine asian
Servings 10 servings
Calories 151 kcal



  • 1 can lychee
  • 1 can toddy palm sugar
  • 2 cups strawberries chopped
  • 1 cup cantaloupe chopped
  • 500 ml coconut milk Click to see the brand I use.
  • 1/4 cup Tapioca Pearl Click to see the brand I use.
  • 2 cups water
  • 200 ml evaporated milk


  • 1. Boil 2 cups of water with high heat. Once the water is boiled lower to medium heat and cook the sago pearls for 15 minutes (stir every once is a while ) or until they become mostly translucent. Turn the heat off then cover the lid for 5 minutes. After that rinse the cooked sago with cold water or mix it with some maple syrup to prevent them from sticking too much.
  • 2. While the sago pearl is cooking, chop strawberries and cantaloupe and put them in a large bowl.
  • 3. Combine the fresh fruit with canned fruit of your choice. We found that the combination of Toddy palm sugar and lychee work great. We believe that rambutan and Jack fruit will work as well. Use the syrup from the cans as well so that you don’t have to make your own.
  • 4. Add evaporated milk and coconut milk followed by the cooker sago pearls.
  • 5. Refrigerate or serve in cups or bowls with some ice. We found that if you chop the fruit very small, this combination makes amazing refreshing drinks for the summer too. Enjoy !


Serving: 10cupCalories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 36mgPotassium: 239mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 595IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 2mg
Keyword sago, sago dessert
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