Easy & Yummy Bubble Tea Recipes to Tide You Through Circuit Breaker

Did you rush down to any bubble tea store after PM Lee’s speech? We did not but we sure saw the snaking queue and Singaporeans experiencing a bubble tea meltdown!

If you belong to the ‘Bubble tea is Life’ camp, do not miss out this article as we’ve put together a list of easy-to-follow recipes for you to make your own bubble tea with different toppings at home!

We’ve also saved the best for the last -- if you’re looking to impress, read on till the end for a bonus that teaches you how to make bubble tea pearls from scratch! In fact, making your own bubble tea from scratch is trending on both Instagram and Tiktok!

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5. Bonus: how to make brown sugar bubble tea pearls from scratch

Ingredients:
For the brown sugar bubble tea pearls
– 120g tapioca flour
– 70ml water
– 50g dark brown sugar

For the brown sugar syrup
– 240ml water
– 110g dark brown sugar

If you like challenges and think that cooking premade bubble tea pearls is a little too easy for an overachiever like you, try learning how to make bubble tea pearls from scratch with us instead!

You’ll not only be able to impress your friends and loved ones even more but you’ll also get a greater sense of self-satisfaction when you sip on your hard-earned bubble tea.

First, sift the tapioca flour (available on Food People) into a bowl in order to eliminate any lumps. In a small saucepan, bring the dark brown sugar and water to a simmer on low heat, then stir in the tapioca flour using a heatproof rubber spatula (available on huixin.sg). Cook your brown sugar tapioca dough over low heat for five minutes, making sure to constantly stir to prevent the bottom from burning. Once ready, turn the dough out onto a clean and heat-proof work surface.

Use a bench scraper (available on New Life ) to portion your dough into four portions and roll each portion into a string. Cut the strings into equal, bite-sized pieces and roll them into little spheres. Dust your uncooked brown sugar bubble tea pearls with more tapioca flour to keep them from sticking to each other and set aside until ready.

Boil water in a large pot, and cook the pearls for 20 minutes while stirring constantly. Once ready, ladle them into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Prepare your brown sugar syrup by bringing your water and brown sugar syrup to a simmer over low heat, then simmer the cooked brown sugar pearls in the syrup for 20 minutes. Use your freshly made pearls in any bubble tea recipe you like!

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