Brown Syrup Tapioca Boba  

Servings per recipe:  8 


For the tapioca pearls  

  • 1 cup Just about Foods Tapioca flour, plus extra for kneading  
  • 9 tablespoons water 
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon brown sugar 

Brown sugar syrup 

  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar 
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoons water 


  1. In a saucepan, combine the water and brown sugar for the tapioca pearls and bring it to boiling temperature. Then, remove from the heat and add ¼ cup of tapioca flour and mix vigorously until a thin paste is formed. Immediately, add the rest of the tapioca flour and mix into a thick paste. Pour the paste into a clean surface dusted with tapioca flour and knead until a dough is formed. Let the dough rest until you can handle its temperature. 
  1. Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces and form a long thread, cut into little pieces, and roll them between your hands to form the pearls. Slightly dust them with extra tapioca flour to avoid sticking. 
  1. Boil 4 cups of water at medium heat and add the formed pearls, let them boil for 6 minutes, then lower the heat and let them cook for another 8 minutes. 
  1. Remove from the heat and immediately pour the tapioca pearls into an ice bath. 
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, mix the brown sugar and water and when the sugar is dissolved, add the drained pearls, and let them boil until the syrup thickens.  
  1. Let the syrup cool completely before using it in your favorite iced milk tea. Enjoy! 

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