The more we drank boba pearls beverage – be it brown sugar boba pearls fresh milk or boba pearls with cheese tea drink, the more we get addicted to it. This got me thinking about how could we reinvent an ongoing trend? I come to think that is it possible that we infuse fruits into boba pearls? Well, let’s give it a go and try fresh fruits boba pearls!
Are they the next Unicorn Boba Pearls Recipe beverage?
Since the process of making a regular brown sugar boba pearls is simply using brown sugar as the liquid to activate the tapioca starch. So from there, we know that the formulation to boba pearls is simply
flavored liquid combine with tapioca starch and then braise them in its own flavored sweetened liquid.
By having that in mind, I begin working on how should I create the flavored liquid? And to raise the benchmark to another level, I thought let’s make chewy boba pearls with fruit bits in them!
Imagine Boba Pearls with Fruit Bits in them!
Hence I come to think that I will need to make a fruit puree, also I will need to play around a little bit with the colors, so the drinks would look vibrant while refreshing! So I went on to around local traders market hunting for fruits that are suitable for its purpose.
Some of the fruits are delicious, but would not be able to make the boba pearls look vibrant. From my fruits shopping, I had come to pick red dragon fruits, orange flesh taro roots, green kiwi, and yellow kiwi.
p/s : I think we can even use vegetables, think cucumber!
Is Boba Pearls Innovation at its Peak?
Currently, around the globe is crazed with boba pearls drinks and it has become a global trend. People getting addicted to it, well in a happy way. The popularity of boba pearls has spread across Europe, Germany in particular and are now converting the young people across North America as well.
Manufacturing Colorful Fruity Boba Pearls?
Currently, I do not think there is any manufacturer that is willing to produce them with real fresh fruits as it will be;
- Not cost-effective – Using fresh fruits is going to be expensive.
- Labor intensive – the process of extracting the flesh of the fruits.
If it is going to happen, I believe plenty of coloring and addictive will be added.
But why wait? Now you start following my recipe, and simply make your own colorful fruity boba pearls at home!
Author have a say…
Colorful and Fruity Boba Pearls Recipe could be the next Unicorn Boba Pearl Beverage! Previously I did a video on how to make tapioca boba pearls recipe at home and some have been telling me that their dough end up becoming too stick and could not work on the dough to roll them. So just recently I’ve got some extra time and thought that I should improve the recipe to make it failsafe, so anyone can make it at home with ease. Perhaps adding some cheese foam to it would be great too! (Cheese Tea Recipe here
How to Make Boba Pearls with Fruits! Best Boba Pearls Recipe
- 1 Cup Fresh Fruits of your choice (As long as can be pureed )
- 1 Cup Tapioca Flour
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Water (Hot)
- 1/2 Cup Tapioca Flour (to flour water table and pearls)
Braising Boba Pearls
- 2 Cups Fresh Fruits of your choice (As long as can be pureed )
- 3/4 Cups Sugar (reduce or add sugar, if preferred)
- 1 Cups Water (Hot)
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Making Raw Boba Pearls Dough
- Remove the skin of the fruit if any.
- Chop fruits into tiny pieces or blend them into puree.
- Into a pot, add chopped fruits, 1 cup of tapioca flour, sugar and hot water.
- Cook them over lowest heat. As you cook them, stir consistently to mix and prevent bottom from burning.
- Cook until it comes together and form a stick dough.
- Turn off the heat.
- Add another 1/2 cup of tapioca flour and fold the flour into the dough.
- Once the flour are folded in, generously flour a clean working surface as well as your hands.
- Transfer the dough onto the floured surface.
- Roll the dough into an elongated shape and cut them into several smaller pieces.
- Then roll the smaller dough into a smaller roll about the diameter of a chopstick.
- Then cut the at about 1 cm in length and roll them into round shape.
- Transfer the round uncooked boba pearls into a container and flour them again to prevent them from sticking to one another.
Cooking Boba Pearls
- With a pot, add enough of water to boil the uncooked boba pearls.
- Only add the uncooked boba pearls when the water are at boiling point.
- Simmer for 10 minutes.
- After that, transfer the cooked boba pearls into ice water to stop the cooking and set aside.
Braising Boba Pearls
- Into a pot, add chopped fresh fruits, sugar and hot water.
- Bring it to a boil, add boba pearls in.
- Simmer for 15 minutes.
- You should achieve a thick gooey jam like consistency.
- Sweet Potatoes Boba Pearls with Coconut Milk – Similar to bubur cha cha.
- Red Dragon Fruit Boba Pearl with Fresh Milk
- Kiwi Boba Pearl with Oolong Tea
it’s so delicious I recommend all of you taste it and enjoy.
I have a question about the flour that you use on your hands and your work space, is it also tapioca flour or is it regular flour?
It is tapioca flour
Wow THIS RECIPE IS AMAZING I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS THANK YOU ETHAN!
Can you freeze the boba pearls before boiling them? I want to prepare them ahead of time like 3 days.
Yes you can, freeze them and use any amount that you need.
To boil the frozen boba pearls,
Make sure the water is at full boil before dropping them in and stir to prevent them from sticking.
Otherwise they will break apart easily.
Must these be braised or can these pearls be used as is?
They must be braised, else they are still raw.
What is the difference between cooking and braising? If we have done the cooking step, do we also need to braise?
Yes, also need to braise.
The first cooking process is just to thoroughly cook them. They are still very tough then, braised them to have more flavors in and also make them soften to a better consistency
When I added all of the ingredients to the pot I stirred and stirred but it never thickened. I made mine with mangos, any tips to resolve this?
I think there is two reason;
1) the heat is not high enough. (Higher heat = faster the dough thickened, but also too thick, we cannot work on the dough).
2) too much water, try reducing the water content, cause I had never try with Mango before.
Hope this helps!
Delicious and charming, made strawberry pearls, they were great.
How long until it expires?
cooked boba, I think 5 days +/-
uncooked boba, you can freeze it and they can probably last 12 months.
Do you have to braise the boba?
Yes, you have to braised the boba
Hi does the boba pop when you eat it?
Nope, this is not popping boba.
That is another type of boba.
Can you cook the boba in water for Longer instead of braising in fruit purée or is this a specifically necessary step? Thank you!
Yes you can, but all the flavor (in this case, fruits) will leach out into the water.
Braising them in fruit puree is meant to fortify the fruit’s flavor.
How long does it take the mixture to form into a dough-like consistency? Mine has been liquid for a long time.
the time for the mixture to form a dough depends on the heat.
Basically, the higher the heat = the faster the mixture becomes dough.
But also if overcooked, then the dough would end up too hard and difficult to work with.
Hi! I didn’t see a measurement of the fruit. It only tells the measurement of the tapioca flour.
LOL!! never mind
This recipe is wonderful! Are you able to replace the tapioca flour with corn flour/corn starch?
Only tapioca starch can produce these chewy texture.
Hi I am so excited to try this recipe but I only have frozen strawberries can you use thawed fruit or does it have to be fresh?
Hey, yes you can use frozen fruits to make them
where is all the measurements?
It came out very messy, and thicker than expected
Hi the other day i tried to make these and everything was going good until the tapioca when i would add it to my mixture it would still be super sticky and it would not form it a dough like texture and it was still sticky and then it would act like it was a dough and then stick out into being sticky any advice?
I think the dough wasn’t cooked enough, try cooking them in longer or with higher heat.
basically, we are cooking starch here, the more we cook the starch, the stickier they become and easier to work on them
what other tea/drink can be paired with the green kiwi boba