Strawberry Milk Tea: Easy Recipe to Make Strawberry Boba Tea at Home

by Mama Loves A Drink

Strawberry milk tea is a sweet and refreshing drink perfect for adults and children.

Made with a base of fresh strawberries, milk and water it is a delicious and nutritious drink for summer that you can drink alone or with the addition of boba pearls.

In this recipe, we look at how to make strawberry milk tea and how to turn it into a fun strawberry boba tea.

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What is strawberry milk tea?

Strawberry milk tea is a summer beverage made with dairy milk, strawberries and boba pearls.

It has a pretty, pink color coming from the use of fresh berries and because it does not contain tea leaves and therefore caffeine, it is a drink you can savour any time of the day or even offer to your children. All ages adore the smooth combination and sweetness of milk and strawberries!

There are several ways to make strawberry milk tea.

The one we love most requires a bit of work in terms of preparation of the strawberry base but it is the best in terms of nutritional value and taste as it used fresh seasonal fruit.

This is also what makes them one of our favourite drinks for summer.

Where is strawberry milk tea from?

Strawberry milk tea, bubble tea or boba tea, as it is also called, is a variation on the Boba Tea, a type of drink originally from Taiwan that has recently conquered legions of fans all over the world.

In its original form, boba tea is a mix of black tea, milk and fruit all shaken together and served with boba pearls (tapioca balls) however, boba tea now comes in many different forms.

Some of them still use actual tea leaves in it while some, like this recipe, does not.

The main characteristic of boba milk is the presence of milk and the layer of boba balls which give boba drinks and distinctive and fun appearance.

What you need to make strawberry milk tea: ingredients and equipment

To make strawberry boba tea at home, you need the following items:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Milk
  • A pot
  • A strainer
  • A wooden spoon
  • A blender
  • Boba pearls
  • A tall glass and straw for serving

How to make strawberry milk tea

  • Take your strawberries out of their punnet, use a sharp knife to remove the stem and wash them under cold running water.
  • Slice the strawberries in half, put them in a pot, dust with sugar.
  • Put a kettle on. Once it boils, our a little amount of water on your strawberries and sugar and leave the rest to cool down.
  • Bring them very gently to a boil, mixing them every now and then with a wooden spoon.
  • Once the strawberries are cooked, pass them through a sieve and collect the syrup in a tall blender.
  • Let it cool down and, in the meanwhile, move your attention to your boba pearls.
  • Using a small pot, cook the boba pearls according to instructions on the package. Usually, you need to cook them in water for about 10-20 minutes, or until they gain their typical chewy texture.
  • Once they are ready, pass them quickly under cold water and set them aside.
  • Go back to your blender and add milk to the strawberry syrup. Blitz to mix, then gently add water from the kettle and blitz again: add as much water as you need to get your favorite drink consistency.

Now you are ready to assemble your strawberry milk tea!

In a tall glass, put a handful of cooked boba pearls and then gently add your strawberry mixture. Add a large straw and serve hot or cold.

Strawberry milk tea recipe

strawberry boba tea

A delicious and refreshing milk tea perfect for summer! An easy recipe to make strawberry boba tea at home

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • Water (to taste)
  • Boba pearls + cooking water

Instructions

Use a sharp knife to remove the stem from your fresh strawberries, wash them under cold running water.

Slice the strawberries in half, put them in a pot, dust with sugar.

Put a kettle on and bring it to a boil.

Once ready, pour a small amount of water on your strawberries and sugar and leave the rest to cool down.

Bring the strawberries very gently to a boil, mixing them every now and then with a wooden spoon.

Once cooked, pass them through a sieve and collect the syrup in a tall blender.

Let it cool down and turn your attention to your boba pearls.

Using a small pot, cook the boba pearls according to instructions on the package. Usually, you need to cook them in water for about 10-20 minutes, or until they gain their typical chewy texture.

When ready, pass them quickly under cold water and set them aside

Go back to your blender and add milk to the strawberry syrup. Blitz to mix, then gently add water from the kettle and blitz again: add as much water as you need to get your favorite consistency.

Once happy, you can assemble your strawberry milk tea!

In a tall glass, put a handful of cooked boba pearls and then gently add your strawberry mixture. Add a large straw and serve hot or cold.

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