If you’ve tried bubble tea and loved it instantly, why not give it a try at home? It’s so easy to make and you only need a few ingredients. In 20 minutes or less, you could be sipping on a tall glass of delicious passion fruit bubble tea.
You can find bubble tea in countless variations, but as summer is approaching we decided to give our recipe an exotic twist. We made a blend of cold green tea, fresh passion fruit juice, and coconut milk. It’s so refreshing and energizing that you’ll be coming back for more!
For those unfamiliar, bubble tea is a cold beverage that originated in Taiwan. Also known as pearl milk tea, it consists of tea mixed with milk and sugar syrup. This mixture is then poured into jars with a base of cooked tapioca pearls (boba) and served with ice cream.
In our recipe, we used black tapioca pearls, which contain tapioca starch mixed with caramel coloring. You can find them as gray looking spheres at your local Asian store. Simply place them in a pot of boiling water and cook them according to our instructions below; they swell, soften and turn black.
To prepare our Bubble Tea recipe dairy free, vegan and sugar freewe swapped sugar for a shot of maple syrup and cow’s milk for a coconut milk drink. We also strained the pulp of fresh passion fruit to extract its delicious juice and then added it to the tea blend.
The result is a healthier and allergen-free bubble tea with an irresistible tropical flavor that’s sure to quench your thirst with flavor. Each glass comes with over half the sugar as a classic bubble tea; it has only 130 calories and covers 12% RDI of sugar. Impressively!