Iced coffee bubble tea recipe

Here’s my recipe for classic bubble tea (boba): brewed coffee with milk and tapioca pearls, served chilled over ice.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 442 kcal


  • 3/4 cup cold brewed coffee
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup black tapioca pearls
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Cook the tapioca pearls according to package instructions. After cooking, drain and add the tapioca to cold water for half a minute. Then drain and add the tapioca to a bowl with honey, lightly stirring.
  2. Prepare a 16 ounce or larger glass. Add ice cubes. Pour in coffee followed by milk. Scoop tapioca pearls into the drink, including any remaining honey. Insert a thick straw and give a quick stir. Drink immediately.