Are you a chocolate lover looking for more than just another chocolate milk recipe? Fear not, we have you covered with this quick and easy chocolate boba recipe.
Also known as chocolate bubble tea, this chocolate boba recipe will allow you to simply and easily make your own bubble tea at home.
This drink is so relaxing and refreshing, making it perfect for summer.
Or, if you can’t get enough of this drink, you can even enjoy it hot in winter!
What is chocolate boba?
Chocolate boba combines chocolate, black tea, milk, and boba (tapioca pearls) to make a mouth-watering delicious drink. A bubble tea lover’s dream!
It goes beyond a typical sweet flavored drink because it combines the heart warming flavor of tea with the sweetness of chocolate and sugar.
What does chocolate boba tea taste like?
Imagine, soft boba pearls floating in rich chocolately goodness.
Complimented with a slight brisk and earthy taste of black tea and cooling milk.
This refreshing chocolate boba can be drunk hot or cold. Either way, it’s the perfect drink for the chocolate lover within you.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- This chocolate boba recipe is ready in no time and is super easy to make.
- It only has 7 ingredients most of which you should already have.
- You can enjoy this milk tea any time of the year.
- It can be enjoyed both hot and cold!
- Any type of milk can be used for this recipe. This makes it perfect if you are looking for a dairy free drink.
Cost To Make
Estimated cost = $1.95
Please note that below is a guide for some of the ingredients we used in the recipe. The printable recipe further down the page has the complete list of ingredients, including quantities and step-by-step instructions.
- Black tea: In loose leaf or teabag form. e.g. Assam tea, English breakfast, earl grey
- Boba (tapioca pearls): If you are unable to buy any, you can remove this from the recipe. Or, you could even make your own.
- Boiling hot water: This is used to dissolve the hot chocolate powder and sugar.
- Hot chocolate powder: You can use milk or dark chocolate powder. If you can’t find hot chocolate powder or mix at your local store, you can make it by combining equal amounts of unsweetened cocoa powder and sugar.
- Sugar: You can use any sugar you like, just adjust for sweetness. I used white sugar.
- Milk of choice: I used rice milk
- Syrup of choice, optional: I like to use vanilla syrup.
This recipe is for 1 serve. I used a 350 ml glass per serve. If you want to make this to serve more, simply double or triple the recipe as you need.
Step 1 - Brew tea to your liking.*
Step 2 - Cook boba (tapioca pearls) in a medium saucepan with hot water until soft or according to packet instructions. Once cooked, strain the boba and rinse under cold water.
Step 3 - In a medium size jug combine hot water, hot chocolate mix, sugar, and syrup (if using). Stir until chocolate mix and sugar is dissolved. Taste for sweetness. If you would like it sweeter, add some sugar now.
Step 4 - Place boba, chocolate mix, milk, and then tea into a serving glass (I used 350 ml glasses).
Step 5 - Stir and serve.
*A tea that is brewed for longer will have a stronger flavor. This will make the chocolate milk tea taste even nicer.
Tips for Success
- For a better chocolate bubble tea, brew your tea for longer. This will make the tea taste stronger and it will make your chocolate boba even more irresistible.
- Follow the packet instructions for cooking your boba for the best results. I used a quick cooking boba which only took less than 5 minutes to make.
Substitutions / Variations
If you want to add some extra flavor to your tea, try adding some flavored syrup to your drink.
For example, you could add vanilla, caramel, or even hazelnut syrup. This way you can enjoy a hazelnut chocolate milk tea or even a caramel chocolate milk tea.
When adding the syrup, only add 1 teaspoon at a time and stir. Taste between adding the syrup to your drink and continue to add syrup until the taste is to your liking.
This chocolate boba can be enjoyed both hot and cold. If you would like to enjoy this drink on a cooler day, simply heat up the drink in a microwave safe mug in the microwave.
Or, you can devour this drink cold and add some ice cubes to it.
You could even have it with some whipped cream on top and crushed Oreo cookies.
This drink is best served as soon as it has been made. If you want to enjoy this chocolate milk tea another day, separate the boba pearls from the drink. Also, do not store the milk tea with any ice. This is because the ice will melt and will dilute the flavor of the tea. This will result in a weaker tasting tea when you go to drink it in the future.
To store the tea, place the chocolate boba (without any ice or boba pearls) in an airtight jug, jar, or container. The milk tea can be stored for up to 3 to 4 days in the fridge.
When you are ready to drink your chocolate boba, either heat it up in the microwave or serve it cool straight from the fridge. Cook the boba pearls just before you are going to drink your milk tea and add ice if desired.
This chocolate milk tea tastes similar to cold chocolate milk or a cold hot chocolate but with a twist. The combination of tea and boba pearls to this drink adds extra flavor.
I do not recommend making your boba pearls in advance. It is best to make them just before you are going to make your chocolate boba.
Boba pearls which have been made more than a day in advance usually become hard and lose flavor.
Made this recipe? Let us know how it went in the comments below! We'd love to hear how it turned out.
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- 1 teabag black tea of choice (e.g. Assam tea, English breakfast, Earl grey)
- ½ cup (80 grams, 2.95 ounces) boba (tapioca pearls)
- ⅓ cup boiling hot water
- 3 ½ tablespoons hot chocolate powder
- 1 ½ tablespoons white sugar or more to your liking
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1 teaspoon syrup of choice (e.g. vanilla, caramel) optional
- Brew tea to your liking. (see note 1).
- Cook boba (tapioca pearls) in a medium saucepan with hot water until soft or according to packet instructions. Once cooked, strain the boba and rinse under cold water.
- In a medium size jug combine hot water, hot chocolate mix, sugar, and syrup (if using) Stir until chocolate mix and sugar is dissolved. Taste for sweetness. If you would like it sweeter, add some sugar now.
- Place boba, milk, chocolate mix, and tea into a serving glass (see note 2). Stir and serve.
- A tea that is brewed for longer will have a stronger flavor. This will make the chocolate milk tea taste even nicer.
- I used 350 ml glasses.