Boba Milk Tea Popsicles

  • Author: Gail Ng
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 10 popsicles 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: Taiwanese


These boba milk tea popsicles are a refreshing way to enjoy milk tea bubble tea with chewy tapioca pearls as a frozen treat!



Tapioca Pearls

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup tapioca pearls (boba)

Milk Tea

  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tea bags of black tea
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream


Tapioca Pearls

  1. Bring water to a boil in a small pot.
  2. Drop in the tapioca pearls and they should immediately float to the top. If they don’t, you may have a bad batch.
  3. With the lid off, cook the pearls on medium heat for 12-15 minutes until dark brown in colour.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat, cover with a lid, and let steam for another 12-15 minutes until the pearls are black, glossy, and chewy.
  5. Scoop the tapioca pearls out and drop them into a bowl of ice water. Set aside.

Milk Tea

  1. Bring water to a boil in a small pot.
  2. Add in the tea bags and remove the pot from the heat. Cover with a lid and steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Discard the used tea bags.
  4. Return the pot to medium heat and add the brown sugar.
  5. Stir occasionally and heat for 3-5 minutes or until all the sugar has completely dissolved.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in heavy cream. 
  7. Add about 2 tablespoons of tapioca pearls to each popsicle mold. 
  8. Pour the milk tea into each mold.
  9. Give the pearls a quick stir as you insert each popsicle stick.
  10. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. When ready to serve, run the sides of the popsicle mold under warm water to loosen popsicles.


  • The tapioca pearls do get harder in the freezer over time so these popsicles are best consumed within a few days of freezing

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