April 30th is National Bubble Tea Day! The boba craze seems to show no signs of stopping, and if you’ve been thinking of making your own version at home, then check out this video roundup of DIY bubble tea recipes – both for drinks and tapioca pearls.
Do you find ASMR relaxing? Then check out this recipe on soy milk tea with pearls by the aptly-named channel Peaceful Cuisine. No music, just the soothing sounds of bubble tea-making.
If you’re craving for something fruitier, Vancouver Foodie has got you covered. Emma used mangoes to make the boba pearls and mango puree for the milk, but you’re free to use any fruit you’d like as long as it can be pureed.
The Food Protege has a DIY for easy and affordable Oreo milk tea, sans the cream cheese. They used creamer instead of milk, but feel free to experiment with your choice.
Next, we have a brown sugar boba recipe by emmymade. Emmy’s always been a delight to watch with her lovely and affable personality, and for her first time making boba Emmy did an awesome job, as she does with her other food takes!
Aki of Rainbowholic made seven-color rainbow tapioca from scratch! Rolling the balls in different colors already makes for a tremendous amount of prep work, but the amazing end result shows that all the effort is very much worth it.
How to make boba kawaii? feed meimei answers that question with DIY panda boba. This likewise takes a lot of time, effort, and prep work, but imagine a handful of panda faces on top of a sea of clouds (whipped cream cheese) and bamboo grass (matcha milk)? Super cute!
Which one is your favorite? Feel free to share more about your love for bubble tea or any other recipes you may have in the comments below.
This post was inspired by a suggestion from Nadine during our new writer application process – thanks for the idea!
Andy (AKA Arlandyia) is an English teacher currently based in Thailand with her partner and their cat, Xiao. Originally from Manila, Philippines, her love for kawaii sparked from her childhood interests: Sanrio characters, scrapbooking, stationery, and shoujo manga. In her free time, she catches up on her journaling, plays video games, reads manga, and takes a few short naps.