Iced Cafe au Lait with Black Tapioca

Iced Cafe au Lait with Black Tapioca

This is an iced coffee in which you can enjoy the texture of tapioca. It's best made with strong coffee!

Ingredients: 1 serving

Strong brewed iced coffee
100 ml
Milk (pasteurised at a low temperature)
100 ml
Rehydrated black tapioca pearls
1-2 tablespoons
Sugar syrup
to taste
Ice cubes
as needed


1. This time I rehydrated the tapioca by putting them into a hot water pot with a thermal keep-warm function (or a Thermos container). I put 30 g of tapioca in the pot with boiling hot water, and left it to soak overnight (7 to 8 hours).
2. Take the tapioca out of the pot, and place it in ice water.
3. Drain the tapioca. Put it in a container to soak in the sugar syrup. It's best to use them up on the same day, but they will keep for a few days in the refrigerator.
4. Put as much tapioca as you like and your favourite syrup in glasses.
5. Add the cold milk. Whisked milk is fine too.
6. Add the ice, then pour in the iced coffee. It will separate into two layers!
7. This is the non-whisked milk version. The two layers are clearly defined.

Story Behind this Recipe

I was thinking of a nice chilled dessert, and came up with the idea of using tapioca. Ordinary iced cafe au lait is transformed into a little dessert!