How to Make Your Own Tapioca Pearls From Scratch

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Gather supplies - see the supplies list below

Gather supplies - see the supplies list below

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Tapioca starch in a bowl and slowly add boiling water.

Tapioca starch in a bowl and slowly add boiling water.

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Water MUST BE BOILING or it won't work. I also added some food coloring to have a little fun. Add the water incrementally  and Knead until it forms a dough. Feels like playdough

Water MUST BE BOILING or it won't work. I also added some food coloring to have a little fun. Add the water incrementally and Knead until it forms a dough. Feels like playdough

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Roll into balls the size that you want your pearls to be. And let them dry. I let mine dry for 2-4 hours

Roll into balls the size that you want your pearls to be. And let them dry. I let mine dry for 2-4 hours

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As you're rolling the larger piece of dough may start drying out. Not to worry just add a few drops of water on the surface and knead again.

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It's handy to have a damp paper towel and a bowl of the starch to help rolling.

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u will need to roll the ball on the damp towel because it's drying and won't roll properly. If the towel is too wet you need to lightly roll it in the strach to fix that.

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Your hands will become dry and Strachey. Wash them every so often

Your hands will become dry and Strachey. Wash them every so often

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This is what they look like after an over night drying.

This is what they look like after an over night drying.

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After cooked this is what they will look like. Mine are a little milky because that what I had them in b4 the pic lol.  Obviously these aren't the red ones I made for this guide.

After cooked this is what they will look like. Mine are a little milky because that what I had them in b4 the pic lol. Obviously these aren't the red ones I made for this guide.

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Cooking: bring water to boiling then add pearls. Stir. When they float they are half way cooked. I like mine chewy so I only continue cooking for 10 more min. But you can leave it up to 20-25 min.

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Then quickly drain pearl and put them in an ice bath. Cook your pearl just before making your tea :)

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Hope you enjoy my first guide. Don't hesitate to ask questions. 😘

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