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Tapioca Pearl Cooking Instructions

Cook Time 50 minutes
Author Melissa at Making it Sweet


  • 6 quarts of water
  • 1 cup of tapioca pearls
  • 1/2 cup sugar optional


  1. Bring the water to a boil and add tapioca pearls.
  2. Boil for 30 minutes on medium, stirring every 10 minutes so that they don't stick.
  3. Add sugar and boil another 20 minutes.
  4. Allow it to sit to room temperature so that it can cook thoroughly before removing it from the pot.

Recipe Notes

You can store these in the refrigerator in water (or a flavored liquid) for up to a week.