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Homemade Boba Drink

Homemade Boba Drink

A milk based boba pearl drink using lemongrass infused milk and honeydew melon.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Asain, Japanese
Keyword boba drink, boba no tea
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 350kcal



Infused Milk

  • Cut lemongrass stalks into pieces and toss the tough portion at the very top.
    1-2 stalks lemongrass
  • Bring milk to a simmer, add stalks and take off heat.
    2 cup milk
  • Let cool, strain and toss the lemongrass.
  • Transfer infused milk to the fridge.

Boba Pearls

  • Basic instructions: bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add pearls.
    4 cups water, 1/2 cup boba
  • 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.
    1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar
  • When pearls are done, drain and place in bowl. Cover with simple syrup and allow to cool.


  • Place 4 cups or about half a melon and one cup of infused milk into blender.
    half melon
  • 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.



Adapted from The Kitchn.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 377mg | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 396IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 297mg | Iron: 1mg