Monday, April 25, 2016

Honeydew Bubble Tea with a2 Milk®

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I have to be honest. This recipe is a little self-serving.

First of all, if you don't crave bubble tea to the extent that I do, it may not feel worth it to make all of these components. I mean, I had to plan ahead for this one. There are no giant tapioca balls available in my neighborhood grocery store, for example. Or giant straws which, let's face it, are pretty essential to the enjoyment of bubble tea.

Also, there are tons of ways to make bubble tea. You can certainly find a recipe out there that includes other types of dairy or even powdered tea mix. That exists and you can try it. But this recipe, while not light on sweetener, uses fresh a2 Milk®, brewed tea, and real honeydew juice. Why a2 Milk®? Well, because then you can serve this treat to your guests at your shindigs this summer without fear that you'll be giving them an aching belly. a2 Milk® is the natural replacement to chemically processed alternatives to milk for those who experience digestive issues from regular milk. It is also hormone and antibiotic free and contains no artificial ingredients or additives. It's the good stuff, folks.

Lastly, I wrote this recipe to be quiet. Oh, that isn't important to everyone? We don't all want to make delicious beverages to enjoy while our toddlers nap without the fear of waking them up? Well, if this is not a concern to you, you might as well use a blender or some loud machine that will juice your fresh honeydew for you. As for me, I'm over here mashing melons with a potato masher all Amish-style because shhhh, let's not wake the kid, for goodness sake! 

Honeydew Bubble Tea (made with a2 Milk®)

Ingredients (for two 12 oz servings)


  1. If you don't have simple syrup, combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Stir until dissolved, approximately 10 minutes. Allow to cool before transferring to a bottle.
  2. Boil water.
  3. Steep 3 bags of green tea for 3-4 minutes. Remove tea bags and chill tea in refrigerator until ready to use.
  4. Prepare tapioca pearls as directed on the packaging. Combine pearls with 2 tablespoons of simple syrup and set aside until ready to use.
  5. Remove the peel on the honeydew and cut into 2" pieces. 
  6. Transfer to a large bowl and use a potato masher to crush the melon.
  7. Pour melon through a fine mesh strainer. Discard pulp.
  8. Mix remaining simple syrup with 3/4 cup of honeydew juice.
  9. Spoon tapioca pearls into serving glasses. 
  10. Pour 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup iced tea, and 1/2 cup honeydew mixture into serving glasses.
  11. Add ice and straw.
  12. Enjoy!

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