Instant Pot Boba Pearls Recipe + Bubble Milk Tea

July 23, 2020Van
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Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 2 minutes

Serves: 4

Simple way to cook Boba Pearls using the the Instant Pot to get them perfectly soft and chewy – I’ve also included an easy recipe for Classic Bubble Milk Tea. Check out my recipes for Matcha Bubble Tea here & Strawberry Milk Boba here (caffeine free)

You can find vacuum sealed bags of uncooked tapioca boba pearls at almost any Asian market. If you can’t find them locally, you can purchase them on Amazon here. Don’t forget the boba straws as well
Instant Pot Boba Pearls Recipe + Bubble Milk Tea

Boba Pearls are best when consumed within 2 hours – after that they start to harden – make just enough servings to use right away. Place the uncooked boba pearls in a sealed container, freeze & use by the expiration date on the package.

Instant Pot Boba Pearls Recipe + Bubble Milk Tea

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Instant Pot Boba Pearls Recipe + Bubble Milk Tea

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 2 minutes
  • Serves: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1½ Cups Boba Pearls
  • 5¼ Cups Filtered Water, (divided)
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar

Classic Boba Milk Tea / Bubble Milk Tea

  • 8 Black Tea Bags
  • 4 Cups Boiling Hot Water
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar

Method

  • 1)

    Pour 5 Cups of Filtered Water into the Instant Pot. Choose Sauté on High, once the water starts to boil. Add 1½ Cup Boba Pearls and give it a quick stir. Seal the Instant Pot lid and hit cancel to turn off Sauté mode. Choose High Pressure for 2 Minutes and when the timer is up, wait 5 Minutes before switching the knob to venting. Once the pin has dropped open the lid. Pour the boba pearls into a strainer and rinse off quickly with cold water.

  • 2)

    While the boba pearls are cooking, put ½ Cup Brown Sugar and ¼ Cup Filtered Water into a small sauce pan, heat on low until the sugar is dissolved and pour the syrup into a large bowl. After rinsing off the cooked boba pearls, place the boba into the syrup and stir well. Let the boba sit in the syrup for 10 minutes before using. It’s best to use the boba within 2 hours.

  • 3)

    Here’s an easy recipe for Classic Boba Milk Tea / Bubble Milk Tea (makes 4 servings). Steep 8 Black Tea Bags in 4 Cups of Boiling Hot Water for 10 Minutes. Remove the tea bags, stir in 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar and let the tea cool to room temp. You can use more or less sugar depending on your preference, when you add the boba, it will also sweetened the drink a little more. Add 1 Cup Whole Milk and stir well. Scoop the boba pearls into 4 drinking glasses, add ice and pour in the Milk Tea. Enjoy!

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