Homemade tapioca pearls for bubble tea are a delicious treat for when you want a sweet indulgence. These are vegan, gluten-free, grain-free and sugar-free.
Keyword: bubble tea
Mix tapioca flour with cocoa powder. Add in boiling water and mix until it is well incorporated. Using your hands to knead the dough helps a lot. The mixture may be a bit crumbly, but if it is too crumbly, add water a little at a time.
Split the mixture in half and roll into a thin strip. Slice into small pieces, approximately 1/3 inch (8 mm) x 1/3 inch (8 mm). Roll into balls and set aside. Repeat until all dough is used up.
If you are preparing ahead of time, I recommend storing the dry bubbles in an air-tight container for up to 3 days at room temperature. I do not recommend boiling and then storing them, as the bubbles will get hard again.
When ready to prepare, add four cups of water to a pot and bring to a boil. Add in the balls and stir. Allow to boil for 20 minutes, then drain water.
Consume right away in your favorite bubble tea recipe.
Nutrition Facts (per serving, recipe makes 2 servings): 78 calories, 0 g fat, 19 g total carbs, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein