Recipes using Tapioca

Alpa Momaya

March 24, 2022


#1 Tapioca Pudding

This pudding is a mouth-watering dessert and comfort food for many.
Course Dessert
Servings 3 People


  • 1/2 cup Tapioca pearl (small size)
  • 3 cups Cow milk or any plant milk
  • 1/4 tsp Sal
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract


  • Soak the tapioca pearls into 2 cups of water for 2-3 hours.
  • Combine the milk, salt and tapioca pearls in a pan. Cook them on low heat.
  • The pearls are fully cooked when they have doubled in size and have a translucent texture.
  • Stir occasionally to avoid the pearls from sticking to the bottom.
  • Take a separate bowl and beat the eggs in them.
  • Slowly add some of the hot tapioca mixtures to the egg bowl. This is to ensure that the mixture does not curdle due to the varying temperatures.
  • Now add the egg mixture to the remaining tapioca in the pan.
  • Stir for a couple of minutes on medium heat. Do not let the tapioca pearls boil.
  • Once you achieve the pudding consistency, rest the mixture for 20 minutes.
  • Add in the honey and vanilla extract.
  • Serve hot or chilled as per preference.
Keyword pudding, tapioca

#2 Bubble tea

Commercially, bubble tea has a massive fan base. This recipe shows you how to make them at home for a serving of 4.
Course Drinks
Servings 4 People


  • 8 Black tea bags
  • 3/4 cup Tapioca pearls
  • 41/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • As per your preference



  • First, create a simple syrup. For this, add ½ cup of water and sugar to the pan.
  • Heat the pan until all the sugar has dissolved.
  • Remove the pan from the stove and let it rest.
  • To make the tea, steep the tea bags in 4 cups of water.
  • Check the tapioca packet for soaking instructions. Follow it accordingly.
  • Cook the tapioca pearl in about 4 cups of boiling water.
  • Transfer the cooked pearls to a bowl and rinse them with regular water.
  • Mix the pearls with a few tablespoons of simple syrup.
  • Divide the pearls into 4 glasses. Add in ice cubes.
  • Strain 1 cup of tea into each glass
  • Add about 2 tablespoons of milk and simple syrup to it.
  • Change the ratio of milk and simple syrup according to your preference.
  • Serve with large boba straws or spoons.
Keyword bubble tea, tapioca

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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