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. —Food52
Add the strawberry boba to a tall glass. Fill with 2 to 3 ice cubes and top with milk. Stir and enjoy.
For the Strawberry Boba:
Blend the strawberries with sugar until smooth, about 30 seconds. Fine-strain into a small jar or bowl.
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).