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12 Easy Bubble Tea Recipes to Satisfy All Your Boba Cravings

12 Easy Bubble Tea Recipes to Satisfy All Your Boba Cravings

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Boba, commonly known as bubble tea, is one of my favorite drinks. It’s the perfect compliment to any meal and with the variety of tea, fruit, or milk-based beverages, it’s never dull. And also let’s not forget about the 101 toppings – everything from boba to pudding and rainbow jelly are all yummy additions. 😊

Originating in Taiwan in the 1980s, boba has since taken the world by storm. There are at least 20 boba shops within the immediate 5-mile radius of my home, so luckily for me, there’s no shortage of bubble tea. However, as avid boba fanatics, regular trips to boba shops can really eat a hole into your wallet. A simple way to save money and still continue to enjoy boba is to make it yourself at home. Here are 12 easy bubble tea recipes to satisfy all your boba cravings.

Coconut Vanilla Boba

12 Easy Bubble Tea Recipes to Satisfy All Your Boba Cravings

Courtesy Savory Tooth

Black tea, coconut, and vanilla combine to make this flavorful bubble tea concoction you can whip up in no time. Don’t forget the tapioca balls and straws!

Thai Tea Recipe

12 Easy Bubble Tea Recipes to Satisfy All Your Boba Cravings

Courtesy Best Recipe Box

Thai tea is a boba house favorite and it’s surprisingly easy to recreate at home. To make this refreshing drink, simply boil Thai tea mix, strain, then add half and half, sugar, and ice.

Horchata Boba

12 Easy Bubble Tea Recipes to Satisfy All Your Boba Cravings

Courtesy Love and Olive Oil

Who knew making your own horchata can be so satisfying? Add tapioca balls or popping boba for a flavor explosion you’ll want to experience again and again.

Jasmine Milk Tea

12 Easy Bubble Tea Recipes to Satisfy All Your Boba Cravings

Courtesy Thirsty for Tea

Aromatic jasmine is the perfect drink for relaxation and unwinding. This recipe, although simple, definitely hits the spot.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee Smoothie

12 Easy Bubble Tea Recipes to Satisfy All Your Boba Cravings

Courtesy The Little Kitchen

Little else can beat good Vietnamese coffee. This recipe is just what you need for a midday pick-me-up. Julie even has a video to help you prepare boba just like they do at the boba houses!

Related: 10 Delicious Starbucks Copycat Recipes That’ll Save Your Wallet

Taro Boba

12 Easy Bubble Tea Recipes to Satisfy All Your Boba Cravings

Courtesy Bossen Store

Taro powder is the secret ingredient in making this creamy drink from the taro root. What’s great about this recipe is that you can use it with all kinds of boba powders from honeydew to peach.

Classic Milk Tea

12 Easy Bubble Tea Recipes to Satisfy All Your Boba Cravings

Courtesy The Woks of Life

This classic boba drink is a breeze to make at home. The secret? High-quality black tea leaves.

Avocado Boba

12 Easy Bubble Tea Recipes to Satisfy All Your Boba Cravings

Courtesy Culinary Cents

Avocado smoothies go hand in hand with chewy tapioca balls. Make it at home with just 3 simple ingredients!

Red Bean Bubble Tea

12 Easy Bubble Tea Recipes to Satisfy All Your Boba Cravings

Courtesy Contemplating Sweets

Red bean is an Asian dessert staple. Get your protein on with this nutrient-dense recipe.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

12 Easy Bubble Tea Recipes to Satisfy All Your Boba Cravings

Courtesy Dinner at the Zoo

If fruit’s more your style, add boba to this strawberry banana smoothie for a refreshing drink any time of the day.

Matcha Latte

12 Easy Bubble Tea Recipes to Satisfy All Your Boba Cravings

Courtesy Pinch of Yum

A great alternative to coffee is matcha. While Lindsay’s recipe doesn’t have tea, you can steep a bag of green tea with a bit of water for an extra boost of caffeine.

Cheese Cream Tea

12 Easy Bubble Tea Recipes to Satisfy All Your Boba Cravings

Courtesy Hellthy Junk Food

Last, but not least is cheese cream tea. I know what you’re thinking, “cheese tea?” But before you knock it, cheese tea is actually made with cream cheese (blended with a bit of sugar and salt), like that in yummy cheesecakes! I was hesitant when I tried it at one of my local boba houses, but I’m so glad I did. It’s been one of my go-to drinks ever since!


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