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    Forever Boiling Bubbles: A Guide to Making Your Own Tapioca Pearls

    Good morning!

    I’ve got a great lil’ recipe/tutorial for you! Today’s lesson is in tapioca balls. Aka bubble tea. Aka the most amazing little pearls of joy. It’s wayyy too easy to write a bunch of ball jokes rn so early in the morning so I’ll spare you.

    Ok so grab your favorite brand and type of boba. There are honestly so many varieties that it would take forever to go over every one but this will specifically for the pearl shaped tapioca. This is Yu Fu Yuan brand green tea pearls. I am a fan of any flavor really but the green tea boba is usually scarce in most shops so I figured why not. PLUS this was the very first type of boba I ever tried with you in Mira Mesa. Super wild.

    Anyway the prep is insanely easy. This one should be made and eaten within a few hours. There are a few brands out there that can be stored for a few days but fresh is best and honestly if you can boil water you can make this stuff.



    Boil 10 cups of water per every cup of pearls. While the water is heating up prepare an ice bath. Make sure there is enough water to submerge the pearls.

    1 cup of pearls is quite a bit. Here I made the entire package which was approximately 1 1/2 cups. Use the math you learned in middle school. It is totally appropriate in this case.

    Once water is boiling pour in your desired amount of pearls. Boil for 5-10 mins. (depending on the brand you buy). Pearls will float to the surface and are easily retrieved. Test one or two before draining. If you’ve never had these before the texture will be similar to a gummy bear. Once done drain or scoop out with a strainer and place in the ice bath until cool. Add cooled pearls into a large bowl and toss with your sugar of choice. I used a mixture of Turbinado sugar and honey to coat them. You can also make your own and refrigerate it for later use. Remove and add to the slushie or milk tea of your choice!

    You can use a variety of fruits, powdered drinks or tea. My favorite is fresh fruit.

    Here’s a versatile recipe to make your own.

    1 cup fresh fruit
    1/2 cup milk
    1 Scoop syrup or sugar
    1 cup ice
    2 fl. oz. cup of cooked boba/pearls

    And one for the milk tea lovers

    3/4 cup tea
    1 Scoop non-dairy powder creamer
    1 Scoop syrup or sugar
    1 cup ice
    2 fl. oz. of cooked

    You can buy flavored syrup in Asian markets and many grocery stores. Or make your own syrup at home and keep in the fridge.

    1 cup white sugar
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 cups water

    Approximately 32-35 sixteen ounce servings

    1. Mix sugar and water in a large pot.
    2. Cook at medium to high heat.
    3. Once the mixture boils remove from stove immediately.
    4. Let cool and serve.
      *Refrigerate any excess

    ++buy bubble tea straws for sure! I bought mine on Amazon but they’re definitely available in Asian markets as well.++


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