This week we’re making milk tea popsicles with tapioca pearls inside! Bubble Tea but only in Popsicle form! Can you envision it? You know how you buy bubble tea and at the bottom are the “bubbles?” Well those are the tapioca pearls which will be frozen inside your popsicles. This recipe is fairly simple to follow and will probably be fun for the kids, if you have any.
Ingredients and Supplies you’ll need for this recipe:
Brown sugar, Chinese black tea, but if you can’t find that just use English black tea. Black tapioca pearls because they’re already flavored. If you can’t find them in the supermarket, you can find them right on Amazon. Sweetened condensed milk, ice pop molds, sticks, and a sauce pan.
You could be totally lazy about this whole thing and just buy two orders of bubble tea and divide it up into your pop molds and freeze.
Boil 3 cups of water in a sauce pan and pour a ½ cup of the tapioca pearls into it. Stir it up and leave it to boil. Once everything is boiling lower the heat so the pearls are simmering. Cover and leave for 20 minutes until the pearls are soft and puffy.
Once the pearls are done, set the pot aside with a lid on and let them cool down for about 15 minutes. When time is up strain and rinse them with cold water, toss them in a bowl and move on to step three.
Boil a ½ cup of water in the sauce pan and add 2 ounces of brown sugar. Lower the heat and stir until the brown sugar dissolves completely. Pour over your pearls, mix it all up, and leave it to cool for 15 minutes.
Boil 1 ¾ cups of water and 6 tea bags. Stir, and then let it simmer for 5 minutes. When the 5 minutes are up, set the pan aside, cover it with a lid and leave it for 10 minutes so all the tea bag flavor goodness can really seep into the water.
Get rid of the tea bags and add 1 cup of the sweetened condensed milk and mix it all up.
Step Six –
Use your spoon with the holes in it so you can add 1/3 cup of pearls to each of your ice pop molds. Pour your tea halfway into each mold and place them into the freezer for 2 hours.
After 2 hours take your molds out and repeat step six. Freeze.
Snap a photo of your creation and enjoy!
If you’re brave enough to attempt this recipe send me your photos and taste review to KJohnson@dramafever.com
or tweet it to me @K_Kisses_KrisE I’ll include your photos and reviews in a follow up article!
( Recipe and milk pop photo via Christine Gallary chow.com)