Friday, March 7, 2008

Floridian boba drink?!

If you're anything like me, you have those moments when you crave some boba drink - aahh, that delicious, chewy drink with the giant straw! [Ok, chewy drink sounded really weird - but you know what I mean. ;)] However, living in the Tampa Bay area, you come to find that places that serve boba are few and far between. So what to do? Welp, where there's a will, there's a way. With visitors from NJ coming every month or so, we've kindly asked them to bring some instant tapioca pearls [think: ready in 5 minutes!!] and concocted our own super easy recipe.

Floridian Boba Drink

1 cup sweetened iced tea [found almost everywhere in the South]
1/2 cup tapioca pearls, prepared according to the pkg
agave nectar or honey, to taste
half-n-half, to taste
giant straw (optional)

After the tapioca pearls have finished cooking, drain and add agave nectar (our fave sweetner of choice lately) or honey and mix well. Set aside. In a fun cup, pour in sweetened ice tea and half-n-half, to taste, and stir til mixed. Add the tapioca pearls and then insert giant straw. Slurp away!


Yuna said...

Yum, I love boba drinks! Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to try it. =)

kevnjacks said...

Lemme know how it goes!! :)

eunice said...

jackie, this looks soooooooooooooo yummy! i want to try it...but what isle at the chinese grocery would the pearls be in? i always crave bubble tea but i need it in decaf form b/c of nursing. i want to try this!

kevnjacks said...

Hmm...I've never purchased it myself but my mom told me she got it right by where they were selling the boba drinks at the Asian store. Sorry I can't be more helpful!

Ellinghouse said...

wow, that looks really good...I might be trying that one out! Thanks for the tip!

kevnjacks said...

Yay, hope it works out!