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Bubble Tea

This Bubble Tea recipe has only 5 ingredients and is dairy-free. Bubble tea is a cold drink, otherwise known as pearl milk tea or boba. You can make this drink to your desired sweetness.
Course Dessert, Drinks, tea
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword Boba Tea, Bubble Tea, Cold Drinks, Drinks, Tea
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill the tea 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 175kcal
Author Janine Waite


  • Nespresso Frother


  • 3 bags tea I love PG Tips Tea
  • 5 cups hot water
  • ½ cup tapioca balls
  • ¾ cup almond creamer I used the Silk brand
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed

Ingredients to Sweetened the Tapioca

  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water



  • Place 3 tea bags in a teapot.
  • Pour 5 cups of hot water into the teapot.
  • Let the tea steep. Remove tea bags once you have strong tea.
  • Add ⅛ cup granulated sugar and ¼ cup brown sugar to the warm tea. Stir tea thoroughly.
  • Let cool and place in the refrigerator to chill.


  • Pour Tapioca into a medium-size pot. Place about 5 cups of water in a pan so that the Tapioca is covered adequately with water.
  • Wait until Tapioca floats to the top. Cover pot and cook in medium heat for 5-8 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and cover Tapioca for 3 minutes.
  • Scoop out Tapioca and let it rest in cold water for 20 seconds. Drain and rinse and place in a bowl with a ½ cup for water and ⅛ cup sugar. Mix thoroughly.

How to Combine Ingredients

  • Place about 30 or so cooked tapiocas on the bottom of a 12-ounce drinking glass.
  • Pour about 1½ cups of sweetened tea into a glass.
  • Froth ¾ cup almond creamer in the Nespresso frother. Make sure to froth it with the cold option. You do this by holding down the button longer. This results in cold foamy milk.
  • Top tea with frothed almond milk mixture.
  • Add a big stainless steel straw to the drink and enjoy. You can add ice if the drink is not cold enough.


Serving: 4servings | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg