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Tapioca Pearls for Bubble Tea

Tapioca Pearls for Bubble Tea

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cold water
  • 1 cup tapioca pearls
  • 1/2 cup

Preparation


Boil water in medium saucepan. Add the tapioca; return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and boil gently 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Let tapioca sit 25 minutes in water, covered. Drain and rinse in a colander under cool running water. Pour Sugar Syrup over tapioca; use within 4 to 5 hours.

Variation for make-ahead tapioca:

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add tapioca; return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer gently 20 minutes. Remove from heat; let sit 15 minutes, covered. Drain and rinse in a colander beneath cool running water. Add Sugar Syrup; place in sealed container. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For tea, bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil (use a 4-to-1 ratio of water to tapioca), and add tapioca (1/4 cup per serving). Boil 1 to 3 minutes, or until soft. Rinse and cover with Sugar Syrup to taste. Add tea mixture of choice (see our recipe for Bubble Milk Tea at right).

Note: Precooked tapioca should be used within 3 days, or it will get mushy.


Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 80
Fat per serving: 0.0g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 0.0g
Carbohydrate per serving: 19g
Fiber per serving: 0.0g
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 40mg
Calcium per serving: 0.0mg