Happy June everyone! It’s officially summer which for me means bubble tea season. Who am I kidding? It’s bubble tea season for me all year round. However, my consumption of this stuff probably triples during the summer. Some would say it is a bit of an addiction… but I say it is a way of life. Long story short, I am super excited to share this recipe with you today!
And for even more excitement, I am sharing three different ways to make bubble tea:
- Plain Bubble Tea
- Milk Bubble Tea
- Fruity Bubble Tea
So why make bubble tea at home? For starters, it is super easy. Second, it is healthy! Especially for the fruity milk teas. Just think, real fruit vs. fruit syrup. It’s really a no brainer. Third, it is much cheaper than paying someone to mix a couple ingredients together. And lastly, the comfort of whipping up a batch of this from your own home means you can relax at home and soak in the sun on your balcony without stepping a foot out of your house or into your car.
You will need tapioca pearls for this recipe because obviously you can’t make bubble tea without the “bubbles”. Tapioca pearls can be purchased online or at any local Asian grocery store.
You will also need wide straws to be able to accommodate the pearls. These also can be purchased online or at your local Asian grocery store.
Quench your thirst with refreshing, healthy, homemade bubble tea. Check out 3 easy, guilt-free recipes today!
- 1 cup dried (boba) tapioca pearls
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoons honey
Plain Bubble Tea:
- 1 cup tea or flavoured iced tea
- lemon slice
- 3–4 ice cubes
Milk Bubble Tea:
- 1 cup unsweetened black tea (or green tea)
- 1/2 cup milk or almond milk
- 3–4 ice cubes
Fruity Bubble Tea:
- 1 cup fresh fruit of your choice (I used strawberry)
- 1 cup milk or almond milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup ice
- In a large saucepan, bring 8 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Add the pearls and stir gently until they begin to float to the top.
- Turn the heat down to medium and cook for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for another 20 minutes.
- Drain pearls and transfer to a small bowl. Mix in the honey and fully coat. Set aside for 5 minutes.
- Divide the pearls into three tall glasses.
- Create any of the following bubble teas:
- Plain Bubble Tea: Add tea (or iced tea), ice, and lemon slice.
- Milk Bubble Tea: Add tea, milk, and ice.
- Fruity Bubble Tea: Blend fruit, milk, honey, and ice in a blender until smooth. Pour into glass.
- Add a wide straw, and enjoy!
Tapioca pearls are best if used within a few hours of cooking. They will slowly harden the longer they sit.