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Do you how many people are addicted to both bubble tea drinks and coffee?
Maybe, you’re even one of them.
If you enjoy drinking cold milk tea, but you somehow wish that it contained coffee in it – then today is your lucky day.
Why? Because we’ll introduce to you our easy and delicious iced boba latte recipe!
Boba is usually paired with bubble tea. But did you know that it could also be combined with a handmade latte? We’re telling you, this coffee latte tastes divine.
A boba latte has shots of espresso and cooked boba pearls. It can also be layered to perfection. Absolutely, it has all the qualities you’ll look for in your next go-to drink.
It’s very straightforward to make as well. So, let’s get right into it!
As seen in the name itself, yes, Boba Latte is boba and latte combined in one drink. It has an espresso-infused twist on the boba pearls.
Let’s digest it for easier understanding.
Boba: This is also known as tapioca balls. Originally popularized in Taiwan, it’s made from tapioca starch that’s extracted from cassava roots. Typically soft and chewy.
Latte: An Italian coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk.
Just add ice, and it’ll be our signature iced boba latte!
If you like tasting different variations of coffee, you’ll really get to enjoy this take on the classic latte.
Close your eyes and imagine sipping on a glass of cold latte with hints of sweetness from the chewy tapioca pearls. That’s how boba latte would exactly taste – very delicious and refreshing.
It’s not as sweet as mochas because it doesn’t have chocolates in it. Basically, a typical tea latte consists of steamed milk poured on top of an espresso. So, you’d expect it to be a creamier taste rather than sweet or bitter.
Overall, it really depends on each individual how they would describe the taste of the iced boba latte, but this should somehow pretty much give you an idea by now.
Our verdict? It’s delicious and perfect! We love it.
Definitely, this cold boba coffee drink is perfect to do at home.
Use a Nespresso, espresso machine, or a Moka pot. Any roast can be used, whether dark, medium, or light.
You can get cooked boba pearls or you can also buy the dry ones that are sold at the stores. The dry boba balls are easier to make since all you have to do is to sit them in the water.
We strongly recommend using brown sugar to achieve the caramel-like flavor in your coffee. But, you can also use the regular white granulated in your coffee. Adding a small amount of honey is also optional.
Full milk or oat milk is what we recommend, however, you can always use any kind of milk you prefer in your drink.
Always use filtered water because the coffee will taste better, and you can never go wrong with clean water.
Use ice cubes that have been prepared with filtered water, too.
Additional Tips - You may opt for other famous toppings such as cheese foam, sea salt crema, pudding, syrup, mint extracts, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
Absolutely. You can find instant boba brands online or at specialty shops. It is simpler to use because you can free up your time and just skip the boiling step.
Yes, you can. Please note though that hot drinks can make the boba extra sticky. So, having it cold is still recommended as it's more refreshing that way.
To lessen the amount of sugar in your iced boba latte, strain the tapioca balls from the brown sugar syrup when making the drink. To add more, just use more brown sugar syrup to your liking.