Green Tea Tapioca

Recipe by swirlycinnacakes
READY IN: 1hr 50mins
YIELD: 1 batch




  • Cover the tapioca pearls in warm water in a bowl and let sit on the counter for 20 minutes. Drain the pearls.
  • Heat milk, coconut milk, salt, and pearls over medium-high heat until boiling.
  • Reduce heat to low and continue cooking, stirring regularly, until tapioca are translucent and chewy, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  • While milk and tapioca are coming to a boil, whisk egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually add sugar. Add matcha and whisk together.
  • Add a small amount of the heated milk mixture to the egg mixture, whisking continuously. (An extra set of hands can be helpful.).
  • Pour the egg mixture back into the milk mixture and continue to heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a heat proof bowl. Let sit at room temperature until cool. Cover with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator until cold, about 1-2 hours or overnight.