My husband remembers this fondly from his childhood summers. He says he and his sister would nag his mother to make this for them. When she would finally make it, it never lasted longer than a day. Then they would start nagging her to make it all over again.
Bring water and tapioca to a boil, take off heat and add orange juice (undiluted). Add sliced bananas, strawberries, and pineapple.
I usually double the bananas and orange juice.
Source: This is a old family recipe! My Mother-in-law got it from her Mother-in-law then passed it down to me. I look forward to passing it on to our children as well!
By Doulazahn from Raceland, LA
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