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.
What You’ll Need
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Simple Honeydew Milk Tea Recipe
- Mesh strainer
- Medium bowl
- Serving glass
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring cup
- 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
- 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.
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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Table of Contents
- What You’ll Need
- The Honeydew Milk Tea Experience
- Honeydew Milk Tea Alternatives
- Simple Honeydew Milk Tea Recipe