Coconut Milk Bubble Tea
Often times, Hawaii is slow to catch up on trends. But one thing they’ve totally got the rest of y’all beat on is bubble tea.
It seems like there are a million bubble tea shops in Hawaii, and they serve all kinds of flavor combinations and all types of “bubbles,” or boba. Boba is essentially a tasteless, chewy tapioca-style jelly. They are pretty unappealing on their own, but paired with a sweet, refreshing beverage – and a large straw – and it becomes a super tasty treat. Plus, let’s be honest. Chewing AND drinking at the same time? So fun.
In my excitement over moving home and re-discovering Hawaii, I spent my first month here going a little boba-crazy. So in the interest of not going bankrupt over bubble tea (THAT would be embarrassing), I decided to buy the ingredients and give bubble tea making a shot. And guess what? Not hard at all!
Don’t believe me? My tried-and-true favorite make-at-home flavor – Coconut Milk Bubble Tea – contains literally 4 ingredients. And 3 of the 4 are items you likely have in your kitchen already. The 4th ingredient? The boba, naturally. Unless you already own some, in which case, I’m totally impressed. If not, you can likely buy a bag of dried boba at your favorite asian market or online (I bought mine from Amazon.com).
C’mon, jump on the bubble tea at-home train with me! You won’t regret it.