Vipoopoo Dessert

Vipoopoo Dessert From TanzaniaVipoopoo is a side dish mostly prepared during Ramadhan. I always feel like this would make a good desert; so I decided to modify this recipe to be just perfect for a dessert. I do believe we do need to modify our recipes. We do have nice recipes that can be used in different ways.  Enjoy.


  • 1 cup  rice flour
  • ¼ tsp  Cardamon ground
  • 1 cup  Coconut milk
  • ½ cup  Sugar
  • 1 cup  Water
  • Food color Optional


  1. Boil water.
  2. Add rice flour; mix well with a wooden spoon until the mixture is hard.
  3. Divide into different parts depending on how many colors you are using.
  4. Add color in each and continue to mix until the color blend well.
  5. Make small balls of about ½ tea spoon full. set aside

Coconut syrup

  1. Mix sugar and coconut milk. Make sure the sugar is dissolved completely. Then boil the mixture.
  2.  Put a few rice balls in the boiling coconut milk for about 5 minutes or until soft. Remove from the pot and place into dessert bowl. Repeat until all rice balls are cooked.
  3.  When all balls are done. Increase the heat a little bit and let the coconut boil until it turns to heavy syrup. Remove from stove and let it cool.
  4.  Pour the syrup to each bowl of rice balls. You can cover the balls with syrup or just put half. This will be your choice.
  5.  Serve at room temperature.

  19 comments for “Vipoopoo Dessert

  1. Shamim
    December 7, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    May I trouble you to post a recipe for Mkate Mimina (or Mkate Sinya) made with brown rice flour. I have the brown rice flour and can think of making Mkate Mimina or Vitumbwa or Vibibis. Whatever recipes you can post using the rice flour rather than the whole rice will be immensely appreciated. Thanks for a super duper website!

    • December 18, 2013 at 2:12 PM

      Mkate wa kumimina upo kwenye kitabu, lakini pia ntatengeneza kwenye video. Nahisi watu wataweza zaidi kwa kuangalia video.

  2. Isabel
    May 23, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Hi! I am really excited to make this recipe for a school project!! I don’t know how many servings this recipe makes, though. Could you tell me?? Thanks!!

    • June 13, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      enough for 4 to six people. it depends how much you want each person to eat. I won’t recommend to serve too much because it is very sweet.

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    January 12, 2013 at 3:13 PM

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  4. Rose
    January 9, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Hi.i just came across your site last night and I cant stop reading all your recipes. I am from Burundi but I dont really know how to cook but am going to try your ways. Please if the book is out can you tell me how to get one.

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    November 7, 2012 at 8:26 PM

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  6. abshka
    January 18, 2012 at 4:47 AM

    plz can you show to make mkate mimina as i m from tanzania but staying very far from tanzania

  7. November 12, 2011 at 3:47 AM

    When do you put the cardomon, Rose?

    • November 13, 2011 at 3:52 PM

      Woooo! I should check in my book too. THanks for that.

      My mom showed me to use the cardamom in the syrup. But I mix with the rice floor, it gives a better taste and it does not make the syrup dark. This is different from making “vipoopoo as a side dish”

      I will update the recipe.

      Mingi Love

  8. anna msigwa
    October 26, 2011 at 2:39 AM

    hey dear the recipe is good i tried and end up with good result.
    can you help me the recipe of BIRIANI. thank you stay blessed.

    • October 26, 2011 at 11:23 AM

      I have received a few request for Biriani. I am planning to make video for that for February-April next year. In a few weeks I will be working on Christmas menu. Once I am done with that, i will post the biriani. THanks for visiting and please visit again.

      Mingi love

  9. Anar
    October 2, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Can you please find me a recipe for sweet kunde with coconut milk
    (kunde mtamu) Thanks.

    • October 4, 2011 at 8:48 PM

      I do not email any recipes, But I will post that recipe soon after i finish to post the other recipes requested by a few people.

  10. febronia
    February 9, 2011 at 5:34 AM

    i thought vipoopoo made by unga wa ngano.

    • February 9, 2011 at 11:08 AM

      Yes, you can also make vipoopoo using Unga wa ngano, but also you can use rice flour.

  11. penina
    August 4, 2010 at 6:17 AM

    supa one

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  13. November 2, 2009 at 1:24 AM

    Well done! Delicious recipe!

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