My kids love bubble tea, and we have been enjoying it at restaurants and shops for years. Part of the fun is getting the bubble tea while we are out, but it really is just as easy to make at home!
When we visited Seattle, we had a chance to check out some great bubble tea places. However, these drinks can be expensive, so it is nice to have the option to make them at home.
You only need a few ingredients for bubble tea: tapioca pearls, tea mix, and ice.
First, you will need your “bubbles”, which are tapioca pearls. These come in different varieties, and we have purchased these both on Amazon and our local Asian Grocery Store. These don’t have much taste, and have a gummy quality to them.
Tapioca pearls are so easy to prepare. You simply boil them according to the instructions, and it only takes a few minutes.
These pearls are black/gray, but we have bought different colors. The darker ones show up better in drinks, as you can see from our photos.
The next thing you need is your drink. You could really prepare whatever drink you like, but there are also lots of bubble tea mixes available as well.
If you have ever been to a Bubble Tea cafe, there are often dozens of flavors, and you can find a large variety online or in stores. We have tried quite a few, from strawberry to melon to Thai Tea.
To complete your drink, prepare the drink mix, or your own, and add your tapioca pearls and ice. That’s it!
My kids love making these drinks and getting creative with different combinations. It is a fun activity to do especially when they have friends or guests come to visit.
I’ve never actually tried bubble tea but I see it everywhere. This looks super easy to make! And it looks yummy too!
My daughter will love this post – she’s in love with bubble tea😂. I quite like the standard tea flavour myself. Thanks for sharing this.
Love the idea of a homemade bubble tea. My kids and I love it but we haven’t gone out for a long time. Thank you for sharing this. Will try to grab some ingredients soon.
Yum, we love this. My daughter especially does, so she’ll want to make some for sure.
My daughter loves bubble tea and if I could learn to make my own it would be great. This treat looks so good and just as good as the coffeeshop version.
I’ve purchased bubble tea, but I’ve never made it at home. I didn’t realize it was so easy to prepare.
What a great idea. I think my kids would enjoy making this too. They’ve never had bubble tea before.
We have a bubble tea cafe in our town but I’ve never tried it! Might have to give it ago at home instead
I drank so much bubble tea growing up but never once thought I could make it at home! thanks for sharing.
I love bubble tea so much because it’s delicious and refreshing but I am still taking it moderately.
Love the idea that kids can prepare some drinks. It’s fun and they feel their selves so important!
I’ve never had this but it sounds good! That so great to find something your kids like too.
That looks delicious. Such a great drink when the heat is on. I will have to make some for us three.
This is such a great recipe! Love that we can make it at home and my kids really love it.
Oh, seems it is easy to make. I really love bubble tea so refreshing!
I have made bubble tea many times in the past but it has been a while since I last made it. Thanks for sharing these tips. I want to make it again now.
Such a great drink for summer. My son would also like it, we’ve never tried it before. Thanks for the idea!
I have always wanted to try bubble tea. This is a really simple recipe too!
I love to try bubble tea at home looks delicious perfect drink any day.
Ooh, yes, yes, yes! I’m going to try this soon!
I cannot believe I’ve never heard of bubble tea! It looks so fun and fantastic!
Not heard of a bubble tea before. I’m gonna try this
I LOVE bubble tea and would love to try making it at home.
I have some tapioca pearls already and need to go ahead and try to make one of these bubble teas already! Thanks for the reminder 🙂
I have always wanted to try Bubble Tea. This looks so interesting and fun to try and something different for us.