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How to Make Coconut Milk Tea at Home: Tasty Recipe

Coconut milk tea with pearls

Coconut milk tea is a popular beverage worldwide, and many people want the best recipe. Luckily, it does not require many ingredients, so you should have no trouble making it in your kitchen. Keep reading as we provide you with a step-by-step guide that you can use to enjoy this beverage in just a few minutes.

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Easy Coconut Milk Tea Recipe:


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp black tea
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Tea strainer
  • 2 large coffee cups

1. Heat the Liquid

To get started, you will add the water and coconut milk to the saucepan and begin to heat it over a low flame.

2. Add Your Black Tea

Add the loose black tea to the mix, and stir it with a whisk.

3. Add the Cinnamon Stick & Sugar

Add the cinnamon stick to the mix quickly after the tea, so there is plenty of time to inject flavor into the brew and continue to stir frequently. You will also add in the sugar.

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4. Heat to a Boil

Continue to stir while heating over a low flame until the mixture begins to boil.

5. Remove from Heat

Once the mixture begins to boil, you can remove it from the heat source. It should be the color of tea.

6. Remove from Heat

Carefully pour the mixture through a tea strainer into two coffee cups. Give one to someone you care about, and share a refreshing beverage that’s a step up from what you are used to if you only drink regular tea with cream.

Coconut milk tea with boba pearls
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The Coconut Milk Tea Alternatives

  • Several brands of coconut milk are available, and many might have unique properties that can improve your beverage. We recommend trying several to find out what you like best.
  • There are many tea brands that you can select to make your beverage, and you might be surprised at how different they can taste. Try as many brands as possible to make this drink!
  • Some people don’t want to go through the trouble of straining the tea at the end. Instead, you can use a regular teabag that keeps the tea leaves contained, though many will argue that the flavor can suffer slightly.

Coconut milk tea with boba pearls

Simple Coconut Milk Tea Recipe

Coconut milk tea is an easy-to-make beverage that tastes great and doesn’t require many ingredients. You can make it in the same time as traditional tea but enjoy it more because the coconut milk and cinnamon perfectly accent the black tea.
5 star average
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Traditional Thai
Calories 370 kcal


  • Small whisk
  • 2 coffee cups
  • Saucepan
  • Tea strainer


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp black tea
  • 2 tbsp sugar


  • Heat the water and milk in a saucepan over low heat.
  • Add in your black tea, and begin to stir with a whisk.
  • Add in the cinnamon stick and sugar while continuing to stir.
  • Stir the mixture until it begins to boil, and remove from heat.
  • Carefully pour the mixture through a tea strainer into two cups, and serve.


Calories: 370kcal

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Making coconut milk tea at home is not difficult, and you can make two servings in just a few minutes. There are plenty of coconut milk and black tea brands available at every grocery store, so you can customize your drink to your liking. You can also add or reduce sugar to taste.

You may also be interested in: How to Make Royal Milk Tea at Home: Simple Recipe

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Ed Malaker

Ed Malaker, a veteran writer, has contributed to a wide range of blogs that cover tools, pets, guitars, fitness, and computer programming, and of course, coffee. He drinks a lot of it when he writes, making him an expert indeed. When he’s not writing, Ed is usually performing DIY projects around the house or working in the garden. He’s also a musician and spends a lot of time helping people fix their guitars and composing music for independent films.

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