Homemade Boba Drink

Homemade Boba Drink

A milk based boba pearl drink using lemongrass infused milk and honeydew melon.
Course Drinks
Keyword boba drink, boba no tea
Servings 2


  • 1/2 cup boba
  • 4 cups water
  • half melon cut in pieces and frozen
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1-2 stalks lemongrass
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Make the infused milk: cut lemongrass stalks into pieces and toss the tough portion at the very top. Bring milk to a simmer, add stalks and take off heat. Let cool, strain and toss the lemongrass. Transfer infused milk to the fridge.
  2. Make the boba pearls: Use instructions on pearls. Basic instructions: bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add pearls. Stir and cover pan with lid. Lower heat to medium and simmer for 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 12 minutes. While pearls are cooking, make simple syrup by boiling 1/2 cup of water in the microwave and stirring in 1/2 cup of sugar. When pearls are done, drain and place in bowl. Cover with simple syrup and allow to cool.
  3. Make drink: place 4 cups or about half a melon and one cup of infused milk into blender. Add simple syrup that pearls are soaking in, to taste. Blend it up. Place boba pearls in drink containers and pour your drink over the top. Drink with boba straws.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from The Kitchn.