If you are on TikTok I’m sure you’ve seen those milk balls all over your FYP!
ARE TIKTOK MILK BALLS THE SAME AS MALT MILK BALLS
When you run a search for “milk balls” usually what you get are the malted milk balls.
The milk balls from TikTok are not the same at all.
The recipe calls for completely different ingredients.
Malted milk balls are basically Whoppers, crunchy on the inside and covered in chocolate on the outside.
The TikTok ones look more like mochi.
WHAT ARE MILK BALLS
The milk balls from TikTok are similar to mochi. You use a mixture of cornstarch, milk, and sugar to make them.
You can also add things like food coloring and flavoring to change the taste.
A reader actually made a horchata version of these milk balls that I found super interesting!
WHAT DO THEY TASTE LIKE
So this is another one of those cornstarch-based recipes like cloud bread.
And while it looks pretty it does not taste great!
I added the vanilla to see if it would improve the flavor, and it didn’t.
Also, I thought it would have the texture of mochi, but I was wrong.
The texture, as one person on TikTok, described it, is like a chalky glue!
And I can’t help but agree!
So if you want to make this, make it for the Gram but I don’t recommend actually eating it.
I might try it again however with mochiko which could actually yield mochi milk balls and be delicious.
You only need a few ingredients to make this:
- Vanilla Extract (Optional)
- Cocoa Powder (Optional)
HOW TO MAKE TIKTOK MILK BALLS
This is probably the easiest recipe I have ever made.
You basically mix the milk, cornstarch and sugar (and vanilla extract if using) together and cook it over a low flame, stirring constantly.
Once most of the liquid evaporates you will form a dough.
Take your dough and knead it for a bit by hand.
Then rip off small pieces and roll into balls.
Dust with cocoa powder to finish.
TikTok Milk Balls Recipe
- 2 TBS Cornstarch
- 5 TBS Milk
- 3 TSP Sugar
- 1 Drop Vanilla Extract Optional
- Cocoa Powder Optional for dusting
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl (except cocoa powder)
- Pour into a pan and heat over a low flame until a dough forms
- Knead the dough lightly
- Pinch off 1/2 inch of down and roll into a ball
- Dust with cocoa powder.