Can you tell it's Strawberry season? (Unfortunately...it'll be over soon). This was a side dish my mom would make often when I was a kid. I think it's tasty enough for a dessert!
2 cups water
1/3 cup minute tapioca
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, crushed
1 cup whipped topping (optional)
Boil water, tapioca, and sugar until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from stove. Add strawberries. Cool and serve with topping.