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A Delicious Egg Pudding Boba Recipe That You Have To Try 

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If you’ve ever been to Taiwan, you must have seen those teas containing black pearls. Those are actually popular bubble teas, also called boba tea here in the United States. 

Here in the United States, they have gained huge popularity in recent years. You will most certainly find it in most specialty tea shops, but it is now becoming available in other popular coffee shops and restaurants as well. 

There are many bubble tea varieties, so it is sometimes really hard to decide which one to choose. One of my personal favorites is egg pudding boba, which is one of the creamiest versions. 

If you are interested in finding out how to make it, as well as some other information about this boba variety, continue reading. 

My Recipe For Egg Pudding Boba

Recipe For Egg Pudding Boba

My Recipe For Egg Pudding Boba

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours

As promised, here is a delicious and easy-to-follow egg pudding boba recipe you need to try today. 


  • For the Tapioca Pearls:
  • 1/2 cup tapioca pearls
  • 4 cups water
  • For the Egg Pudding:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Boba Tea:
  • 2 cups freshly brewed black tea (you can use your favorite variety)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
  • Ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup whole milk (or any non-dairy milk you prefer)


    1. Cook the Tapioca Pearls: Bring 4 cups of water to a boil by using a medium-sized saucepan, and add the pearls to the boiling water by stirring them gently. 

    Let the pearls cook for about 8-10 minutes or until they become soft and chewy.

    Remove the saucepan from the heat, cover it with a lid, and let the pearls sit for an additional 2-3 minutes.

    Drain the pearls using a fine-mesh sieve and rinse them under cold water to prevent them from sticking together.

    2. Prepare the Egg Pudding: Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).

    In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and granulated sugar until well combined.

    Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it starts to steam (do not boil).

    Slowly pour the hot milk into the egg mixture while continuously whisking.

    Stir in the vanilla extract.

    Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to ensure a smooth pudding texture.

    Pour the egg pudding mixture into individual ramekins or a baking dish.

    3. Bake the Egg Pudding: Place the ramekins or baking dish in a larger oven-proof dish.

    Carefully pour hot water into the larger dish until it reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins or baking dish (creating a water bath).

    Bake the egg pudding for about 35-40 minutes or until the edges are set. The center should still be slightly jiggly.

    Remove the egg pudding from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.

    Once cooled, refrigerate the egg pudding for at least 2 hours to chill and set completely.

    4. Make the Boba Tea: Brew the black tea according to the package instructions and sweeten it with granulated sugar.

    Let it cool first and then refrigerate it.

    Fill a glass with cooked tapioca pearls and add ice cubes.

    Pour the chilled black tea over the pearls and ice until the glass is about 3/4 full.

    Add the whole milk (or non-dairy milk) to the glass, leaving some space for the egg pudding.

    5. Assemble the Egg Pudding Boba: Carefully scoop out the chilled egg pudding and place it on top of the layer of milk in the glass.

    Optionally, drizzle some extra syrup or sweetener on top for added sweetness.

    Insert a wide straw into the glass and give it a gentle stir to mix the flavors and textures.

    6. Enjoy your Creamy Egg Pudding Boba!

    Sip the boba tea, chew on the tapioca pearls, and savor the rich and creamy egg pudding for a delightful and unique boba tea experience.

What Exactly is Egg Pudding Boba?

To know what egg pudding boba is, you first have to learn what bubble tea is. 

Boba or bubble tea, also known as tapioca tea or pearl milk tea, is a Taiwanese type of tea, usually made from black or green tea and mixed with milk and small balls from tapioca starch or gelatin, which resemble pearls. 

It has been a popular cold drink in East Asia for centuries, but it recently gained huge popularity in the West too. It has become so popular that even big coffee chains like Starbucks are trying to make their own version of bubble tea. 

Besides egg pudding boba, some other popular bubble tea varieties include wintermelon milk tea, honey milk tea, taro milk tea, matcha green tea, and many others. 

However, the creamiest one is definitely egg pudding boba. As the name suggests, it is made from egg pudding and chewy tapioca balls, also known as “boba pearls”. 

The dish has a creamy texture and can be served hot or cold. It is typically topped with whipped cream, shaved ice, and fruit toppings.

Egg pudding boba is often enjoyed as an alternative to the traditional Taiwanese breakfast of soy milk and rice congee.

I also have to say that it has been trending for quite some time now. It has been popularized by the chain store Chatime, which has branches all over the world. 

The Unique Flavor Experience of Egg Pudding Boba

Egg Pudding Boba in a brown bowl

Egg Pudding Boba offers a delightful and one-of-a-kind experience that sets it apart from traditional bubble tea variations. 

With its creamy, custard-like texture and harmonious blend of flavors, this boba tea variation provides a memorable and enjoyable drink for enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

• A Creamy and Velvety Delight: Unlike regular boba teas with typical toppings, the star of the show in Egg Pudding Boba is the luscious egg pudding. 

Its smooth and velvety consistency provides a luxurious mouthfeel that complements the chewy tapioca pearls and the overall creaminess of the beverage. 

The egg pudding introduces a new layer of texture and flavor that elevates the bubble tea experience.

• A Perfect Balance of Sweetness: Egg pudding’s natural sweetness, combined with the slight sweetness of the milk tea base, creates a well-balanced drink. 

The sweetness of the egg pudding is mellowed out by the tea and other ingredients, resulting in a drink that is not overly sugary, making it appealing to a wide range of taste preferences.

• Harmonizing with Different Teas: Egg Pudding Boba is highly versatile and pairs well with various tea bases. 

Whether you prefer classic black tea, aromatic jasmine tea, or earthy matcha green tea, the egg pudding complements and enhances the flavor profile of each type of tea, adding a unique twist to every variation.

• A Visual and Textural Feast: The combination of the golden-brown egg pudding and the contrasting dark tapioca pearls creates an aesthetically pleasing appearance. 

As you sip the drink, you’ll experience a delightful interplay of textures — the chewiness of the tapioca pearls and the smoothness of the egg pudding, making each sip a delightful sensory experience.

• A Sophisticated Dessert and Beverage Fusion: Egg Pudding Boba bridges the gap between a decadent dessert and a refreshing beverage. 

Its presence elevates the boba tea to a more sophisticated and indulgent treat, making it an excellent choice for those looking for a luxurious and satisfying drink option.

• A Drink for All Occasions: Whether you’re exploring the bustling streets of a city, relaxing at a cafe, or hosting a gathering with friends, Egg Pudding Boba fits any occasion. 

Its unique and delightful nature makes it a conversation starter, leaving a lasting impression on those who try it.

Egg Pudding Boba Variations

The culinary world of Taiwan provides many unique dishes and desserts, from delicious Aiyu Jelly to various types and subtypes of bubble teas. 

This versatility is exactly what makes these teas truly magnificent. So, here are some flavor twists you need to know about. 

• Fruity Infusions: For a refreshing twist, incorporate fruity flavors into Egg Pudding Boba. Experiment with fruity teas like strawberry, mango, peach, or passion fruit, infusing the egg pudding with delightful bursts of natural sweetness and tanginess.

• Jasmine Blossom Delight: Discover the enchanting aroma of jasmine green tea combined with egg pudding. The floral notes of jasmine elevate the drink, providing a delicate and sophisticated experience for those with a more refined taste.

• Taro Fusion: For a captivating purple-hued boba tea, try Taro Egg Pudding Boba. Taro’s unique and nutty flavor complements the creaminess of the egg pudding, delivering a visually appealing and delicious treat.

• Matcha Magic: Indulge in the earthy richness of matcha green tea harmonizing with the velvety egg pudding. Matcha Egg Pudding Boba offers a unique and delightful flavor profile that is perfect for green tea enthusiasts seeking a new adventure.

• Honeydew Serenity: Experience the serenity of honeydew melon, known for its mild and sweet taste. Honeydew Egg Pudding Boba blends the subtlety of honeydew with the creaminess of egg pudding, creating a balanced and refreshing delight.• Brown Sugar Elegance: Elevate your Egg Pudding Boba with the enchanting allure of brown sugar syrup. The deep, caramel-like sweetness complements the creaminess of the egg pudding, crafting a decadent drink that feels like a dessert in a cup.

A Delicious Egg Pudding Boba Recipe That You Have To Try
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