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How to Make Boba Pearls at Home
Prep Time
1 d 40 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Homemade boba pearls

Servings: 6
Calories: 393 kcal
For boba pearls
Brown sugar syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 brown sugar slab , around 70g (can be replaced by brown sugar too)
  • 1/2 cup water
Make boba pearls
  1. In a small pot, slightly heat the water and dissolve brown sugar with warm water. Let the liquid slightly cooled down. Add 1/3 of the tapioca flour in. Continue stirring and heat over slowest fire until all the content is well combined and form a smooth paste.

  2. Place the remaining flour on an operation board. Transfer the smooth paste in and knead into a dough with the help of a scraper blade. At first, it might be slightly sticky. Continue kneading until smooth.
  3. Roll the dough into a large wrapper around 1cm thickness. Cut into strips and further into small squares.
  4. Round each small squares to small balls (be patient and do not require prefect roundness).
  5. In a large plate, spread some flour and coat each ball with enough flour to avoid sticking to each other. You can now package in air-tight bags and freeze for later use.
How to make a brown sugar tea
  1. In a small pot, melt 2 slices of brown sugar slab and 1cup brown sugar with 1/2 cup of water in a small pot. Simmer until well melted. Set aside to cool down.

How to cook the boba pearls
  1. Bring a large pot of water (at least 6 times of the volume of the pearls) and cook the pears for 20 to 30 minutes. Then transfer the balls into a cold water (they shrink to original size immediately). Wash under running water. Drain and mix with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar syrup to avoid sticky together.

How to assemble
  1. Drizzle some brown sugar syrup in serving cup, rotate the cup so the syrup can form marbles on the cup wall. Place boba pearls in. Pour in milk. Shake or stirring before enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Boba Pearls at Home
Amount Per Serving
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Potassium 384mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 75g 25%
Sugars 58g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 7.9%
Calcium 31.4%
Iron 3.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.