Make Your Own Mango Boba~ 🥭🧋💛

Hey friends!

I saw a lovely Instagram video by @emilylfigueroa on how to make mango boba, and it looked really simple so I decided to give it a try!  Blogging her recipe because I referred to her video x1000 to check for instructions XD


  • Tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup Mango
  • 4tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp White sugar
  • Honey/ Brown sugar


Making the dough (about 10-15minutes)

1. Soften 1/2 cup of mango, sugar and water in the microwave. Mix.

I only used less than half of one side of the mango. (I weighed it for 1/2 cup.) In hindsight I would add more mango to get more of the mango taste.

2. Add in 1tbsp tapioca flour gradually. Microwave in 15s intervals for 1 minute.

3. Add in 1-2 cups of tapioca flour gradually until you get a ball of dough. 

My bread making skills came into handy here as the dough was very sticky at first! No fear, just add flour and knead to get rid of lumpiness. Haha.

4. Shape tapioca balls! You can use a knife or scissors to cut into small pieces, or simply pull out pieces with your hands. Roll.

If you want boba that fits in your boba straw, you have to shape it smaller as it will grow larger after boiling. Mine were a little too big but I liked them cuz they were nice and chewy.

Cooking (Takes about 40min-1hour!)
1. Boil (med/high heat) for 20 minutes.

They look like little potatoes. So cute!

2. Switch off the heat, cover and let it sit for 20 minutes.

3. Rinse with cold water to get rid of excess starch. You should see a little transparent layer!

4. Add honey/brown sugar water mixture.

5. Add to your drink of choice!


The mango taste is not very evident, so I would add more mango the next time round and experiment more. The texture was excellent! Very chewy. Also, this batch was mum-approved. Hurray! 

@emilylfigueroa also has another video on how to make strawberry boba so I'll definitely save that for future use too. Heehee.

I only boil the boba when I want to eat them I have 2/3 left! You can freeze them until your next use.

Fun Meter: High!
This was really fun! I enjoyed making the small boba pearls. It was a nice project to break the monotony of covid-19 life.