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How To Make Tapioca Pearls (Boba)


So, I hear you want to make tapioca pearls! You’ve come to the right place. Making boba is both easy and rewarding, especially if you follow my recipe.

Let’s get started!

Prep Time: 30 Min

Tapioca starch - 3/4 cup / ~100 g Brown sugar - 1/4 cup / ~50 g Water - 1/4 cup / 60 ml Light corn syrup (optional) - 1 tsp.

Cook Time: 30 Min


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Total Time: 60 Min

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Step 1

Cook the sugar, tapioca starch & water mixture in a medium pot. First, add water, then sugar, and stir until it is dissolved. Add a quarter of the starch, and stir consistently until it thickens.

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Step 2

Add the remaining starch & light corn syrup to the mixture you just made. Stir until mixed and let it cool.

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Step 3

Form boba pearls by making logs or cubes first. Then, roll it out to pearl with your palms.

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Step 4

Let's cook boba pearls in a pot. Once cooked, strain them. Fill a bowl with cold water and put the pearls in. Wait a few minutes and strain.

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Step 5

Flavor your boba pearls on a warm pan by covering them with syrup.

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