how to make pudding for milk tea

I'll make pudding for milk tea. I'll put some almond flakes on top because they're my favorite.
how to make pudding for milk tea

This CoCo-Inspired Egg Custard Bubble Tea is based on the popular Taiwanese bubble tea’s chain’s “3 Guys” featuring milk tea, homemade egg custard pudding and grass jelly, along with boba pearls. It’s a delicious drink filled with lots of textural elements.

A glass of milk tea with boba, sago, egg pudding, grass jelly on a marble trivet and straw on the side. If you’ve had CoCo Fresh Tea’s bubble tea, you’ll know that they have unique names for their drinks.

This drink is inspired by their “3 Guys” bubble tea.

What’s in it?

It’s a milk-tea bubble tea with 3 toppings:

  • tapioca pearls
  • grass jelly
  • egg custard pudding

Tapioca pearls/boba:

Tapioca pearls/boba are chewy, lightly sweetened starch balls that are found commonly in bubble tea. I’ve got a homemade boba pearls recipe which is straightforward to make.

Grass jelly:

Grass jelly is a fragrant, cooling jelly made from the plant leaves of Chinese mesona. It is set with a little starch and is lightly sweetened.

Grass jelly is dark brown in colour and has a slight bitter grassy taste. You’ll find grass jelly in many Asian desserts, such as Cendol.

You can find canned grass jelly in Asian supermarkets. I have also seen powdered grass jelly, which you set yourself with water and sugar.

Egg custard pudding:

Egg custard pudding is a soft and sweet egg-based custard that is set with a little gelatin/agar.

It gives a little creaminess and body to the drink.

Ingredients for the egg custard pudding

It’s quite simple to make the egg custard pudding. You’ll need:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • a little sugar
  • whole milk
  • gelatin powder (or you can use agar)

How to make the egg custard pudding

Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar, heat up the milk, and then pour the milk slowly into the egg yolk mixture.

This process is known as tempering.

Next, whisk in the gelatin (bloomed in milk), gently heat to dissolve, and then let it set in a container.

Chill in the fridge for a few hours until it firms up.

Tips & tricks

You can use either gelatin or agar to make the custard pudding.

If using agar, you’ll need to heat the agar and milk first before letting it cool.

If you prefer a firmer texture for the egg custard pudding, you can increase the amount of gelatin.

An additional element

I didn’t know what to call this since “4 Guys” sounds a little ridiculous.

But, I added an additional element to my bubble tea. I guess you could call it a “loaded bubble tea.” 😉

Since I had leftover small tapioca pearls from my Mango Sago Pudding, I added them in.

The white small tapioca pearls juxtaposed with the black boba pearls looks pretty cool.

Assembling the drink

Once you’ve made all the components, it’s as simple as putting it all together.

Play around with combinations. And of course, you can add or leave out as many of the components as you like.

Bubble tea is to be enjoyed however you like!

I personally love the various textures and sizes of smooth, creamy, and chewy in this bubble tea.

The addition of egg custard pudding will elevate your bubble tea to the next level.

If you try out my Coco-Inspired Egg Custard Bubble Tea, let me know! Tag me on Instagram @siftandsimmer or leave me a comment/rating below.

A glass of milk tea with boba, egg pudding, grass jelly on a marble trivet and straw on the side, milk tea and grass jelly in the background with text overlay.

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