Taro Bubble Tea, also known as Taro Milk Tea or Taro Boba, is a popular purple drink made with taro root, tea, milk, sugar, ice, and tapioca balls.
The taro root gives the drink its distinctive purple color and adds a sweet, nutty flavor.
The drink can be enjoyed warm or cold and is known for its creamy texture and mouthfeel!
Recipe for Taro Bubble Tea
- Cocktail shaker
- Large pot
- Tall glass
- Bubble tea straw
- 1/2 cup taro powder
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1/4 cup cooked tapioca pearls
- In a blender, combine the taro powder, sugar, and boiling water. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
- Add the milk and ice cubes to the blender. Blend until the mixture is frothy.
- Pour the mixture into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
- Pour the mixture into a tall glass.
- Add the cooked tapioca pearls to the glass.
- Insert a bubble tea straw and enjoy!
Can I use fresh taro instead of taro powder?
Yes, you can use fresh taro, but it will require more preparation time.
Can I use a different type of milk?
Yes, you can use any type of milk you prefer.
Can I use honey instead of sugar?
Yes, you can use honey, but it will change the flavor of the drink.
Want the best Results?
Avoid these common mistakes:
Not cooking the tapioca pearls correctly:
Tapioca pearls need to be cooked correctly to achieve the right texture. Make sure to follow the instructions on the package carefully, and don’t overcook or undercook the pearls.
If you’re using quick-cook tapioca pearls, they will take less time to cook than regular ones.
Using too much taro powder:
Taro powder can be quite potent, so it’s important not to use too much. Start with a small amount and gradually add more until you achieve the desired flavor.
Keep in mind that many store-bought taro powders are sweetened, so you may need to adjust the amount of additional sweetener you add.
Not blending the ingredients well enough:
To achieve a smooth and creamy texture, it’s important to blend the ingredients well.
Make sure to blend until all the ingredients are fully combined and there are no lumps of taro powder left.
Not customizing the drink to your taste:
Taro Bubble Tea can be customized in many ways, so don’t be afraid to experiment and find the combination that you like best.
You can try using different types of milk (dairy or non-dairy), sweeteners, and additional flavorings.