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How to Make Honeydew Milk Tea at Home: Simple Recipe

honeydew milk tea with tapioca pearls

Honeydew milk tea is a beloved drink many people order when stepping inside their favorite coffee or tea shop. Luckily, however, it is easy enough to make it home. Now, you can avoid long lines and annoying waits when you’re in the mood for this tasty recipe. Take a look at our simple honeydew milk tea so you can start making your own drinks on your terms.

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What You’ll Need

Ingredients:
  • ½ pc ripe honeydew melon
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup ice
  • 2 tablespoons black tapioca pearls
  • Whipped cream (optional)
Equipment:
  • Saucepan
  • Knife
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Blender
  • Medium bowl
  • Serving glass
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons

1. Cook tapioca pearls.

In a medium saucepan, cook the tapioca pearls over medium heat. When finished, sit aside and allow to cool.


2. Cut and combine the ingredients then blend.

While tapioca pearls are cooling, cut the honeydew melon into large cubes making sure to discard all seeds. Add the cubes, sugar, and almond milk into the blender. Blend ingredients until smooth.


3. Strain liquid into a bowl.

Using a fine-mesh strainer, strain the liquid from the blender into a medium bowl. Squeeze as much liquid out of the paste as possible for best results.


4. Mix and enjoy.

Add the ice and tapioca pearls to your serving glass Then pour the honeydew milk tea over top. You can then add the whipped cream if you desire, drink, and enjoy.

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The Honeydew Milk Tea Experience

If you love sweet, refreshing drinks that taste like melon, then you’ll simply love this tea. The big thing about this tea though isn’t the taste, it’s the way it makes you feel. This drink is packed with vitamins and minerals that aren’t only healthy but revitalizing. You may feel like you’re being refreshed due to caffeine, but considering there is no tea in this drink it is completely caffeine-free.

Honeydew Milk Tea Alternatives

Yes, there are ways you can switch up our honeydew milk tea recipe and make it your own. If you want to be creative and try different approaches, here are a few alternatives you can experiment with.

The Honeydew Melon

No one said you had to use actual honeydew melon in this drink. While it tastes great and is our favorite way, you can also use syrups and instant powders to get the same effect.

Tapioca Pearls

Yes, tapioca pearls are also known as boba pearls. If you aren’t a fan of these pearls, you can simply omit them. If you’re a huge fan and have already learned the tricks to making your own at home, feel free to use those instead of store-bought pearls any time.

Almond Milk

While we prefer the texture almond milk provides our honeydew milk tea, that doesn’t mean everyone will. Many people feel non-dairy milk and creamers go better in this tea recipe. However, if you’re a fan of cow’s milk and prefer those, by all means, use your preferred milk as a substitute for the one we chose.

White Sugar

White sugar simply tastes better in this recipe. However, if you are worried about the sugar content, you can leave it out. There’s no real reason to search for a sugar alternative unless you want to, as this tea is sweet enough to enjoy without the added sugar.


honeydew milk tea with tapioca pearls

Simple Honeydew Milk Tea Recipe

For a tasty honeydew milk tea recipe that is both easy and fun to make, this recipe is the one you’ve been looking for!
5 star average
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Korean, Taiwanese
Servings 1 drink
Calories 264 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Knife
  • Mesh strainer
  • Blender
  • Medium bowl
  • Serving glass
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup

Ingredients
 

  • ½ pc ripe honeydew melon
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup ice
  • 2 tablespoons black tapioca pearls
  • Whipped cream optional

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, cook the tapioca pearls in water over medium heat then allow to cool.
  • Cut the melon into large cubes then place in a blender. Add the almond milk and sugar then blend until smooth.
  • Strain the liquid into a bowl. Carefully squeeze the liquid paste as much as possible.
  • Place the tapioca pearls and ice in the bottom of your serving glass. Pour the honeydew milk tea on top then sip and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal
Keyword simple honeydew milk tea recipe

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Conclusion

When the time comes to try a version of honeydew milk tea in the comfort of your own home, this quick and easy recipe is a great one to try. You’ll be kicked back and enjoying this tasty beverage in no time. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, feel free to change things up and make it your own. Your taste buds may even thank you.

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Featured Image Credit: jaideephoto, Shutterstock

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Melissa Gunter

Melissa has been a fan of coffee since the first sip she stole from her Granny's cup when she was just a girl. Now, she spends each morning writing with a hot cup of coffee at her side. With a love of sweet and creamy bliss, Melissa and her daughter, Amber, stop by and try out every local coffee shop they see. Neither are afraid to try something new and have a long list of favorite coffee beverages they simply can't do without. When she's not freelance writing about her 2 passions, coffee, and pets, Melissa spends her time with her husband, 2 kids, and 5 fur babies. She also loves diving into the fiction world under her pen name, Rena Marin. If she isn't at the laptop or with the family, Melissa is out enjoying the mountains of East Tennessee she calls home.

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