Strawberry Boba

June  3, 2020
5 Stars
Author Notes

Peak strawberries are mashed with just enough raw sugar to soften any tartness, letting the berries’ floral, almost vegetal flavor shine through. Delightfully bouncy, still-warm boba happily drink in this ruby-red nectar; top the whole thing off with a healthy glug of ice-cold milk for a refreshing summer treat.

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Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with Driscoll's Berries. —The Editors

  • Prep time 33 minutes
  • Cook time 4 minutes
  • Makes 1 drink (with enough strawberry boba for 4)
  • For the Strawberry Milk:
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry boba (see below)
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) whole milk or creamy non-dairy milk
  • For the Strawberry Boba:
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) Driscoll’s strawberries, trimmed and hulled
  • 1/4 cup (4 1/2 ounces) raw sugar
  • 4 tablespoons quick-cooking black tapioca pearls (dried boba)
In This Recipe
  1. For the Strawberry Milk:
  2. Add the strawberry boba to a tall glass. Fill with 2 to 3 ice cubes and top with milk. Stir and enjoy.
  1. For the Strawberry Boba:
  2. Blend the strawberries with sugar until smooth, about 30 seconds. Fine-strain into a small jar or bowl.
  3. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Drop the boba and boil vigorously for 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 2 more minutes (Alternatively, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cooking the boba through.) Using a slotted spoon, fish out the boba, and transfer to the reserved jar. Swirl to coat the boba evenly, then let sit for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours (any longer and the boba will go soft).

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2 Reviews

Laura June 17, 2020
What type of non-dairy milk would you recommend for this drink?
Amy June 15, 2020
where can I buy boba?