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Three Ways to Make Bubble Tea


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  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 55 mins (for pearls)
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 3
  • Category: Drink
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

Quench your thirst with refreshing, healthy, homemade bubble tea. Check out 3 easy, guilt-free recipes today!


Ingredients

Pearls:

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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Turn the heat down to medium and cook for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for another 20 minutes.
  4. Drain pearls and transfer to a small bowl. Mix in the honey and fully coat. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  5. Divide the pearls into three tall glasses.
  6. Create any of the following bubble teas:
    1. Plain Bubble Tea: Add tea (or iced tea), ice, and lemon slice.
    2. Milk Bubble Tea: Add tea, milk, and ice.
    3. Fruity Bubble Tea: Blend fruit, milk, honey, and ice in a blender until smooth. Pour into glass.
  7. Add a wide straw, and enjoy!

Notes

Tapioca pearls are best if used within a few hours of cooking. They will slowly harden the longer they sit.