Bubble Tea recipe


Bubble tea, the most loved drink for Asians, is famous for a reason. I seriously can never walk past a bubble tea shop without craving for a nice and sweet big-sized cup with plenty of toppings! It is super addictive but surprisingly super easy to make. Let’s dig into this homemade bubble tea and tapioca pearls recipe!

Ingredients (Serving: 2)

  • 70g tapioca flour
  • 10g rice flour
  • 10g sugar
  • 15g cocoa powder
  • 40-50ml boiling water
  • 2 tea packs
  • 100ml boiling water
  • 20g sugar
  • 100ml milk

Tapioca pearls

  1. Mix together tapioca flour, rice flour, sugar, and cocoa powder in a medium bowl.
  2. Pour freshly boiled water into the bowl little by little and mix well, then knead a bit until the dough becomes elastic and not too sticky.
  3. Dust tapioca flour on your hands and shape the dough into little balls at the size of a pea.
  4. Boil water in a small pan, then add all the pearls. Cook the pearls on high for about 2 minutes, take them out until they all float to the top.
  5. Put the pearls into a bowl of hot water and leave for 5 minutes, then transfer to cold water and let sit for 5 minutes. (this step will ensure your pearls are all soft and chewy)

Traditional milk tea

  1. Simply make a cup of your favorite black or green tea, then add milk, sugar, and our homemade pearls.
  2. Bonuses for more tea options!
  • Fruity tea: Replace milk by the same amount of juice.
  • Thai matcha tea (like mine!): Make the tea like the traditional way and add a bit of heavy cream for a richer taste.

Have I already mentioned how easy it is to make? Yes, the homemade tapioca pearls take a bit of time, but I guarantee you they taste much better than store-bought. Enjoy!

Trang Nguyen
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