I used this recipe to start, but I didn’t really want to open a can of sweetened condensed milk just for two drinks. So here’s what I did:
Boil the tapioca pearls according to the directions (mine took about 5 minutes). You only need about 1/8 cup per drink, unless you want to be REALLY full.
1 shot espresso with 1 teaspoon sugar (or to taste), stir over ice then add enough cold milk until it looks right (I used semi-skim).
Put the tapioca in the bottom of a glass, pour in coffee mixture, add a bubble tea straw and enjoy!
Bubble tea drinks aren’t as popular on this side of the pond, but Roxi and I did find a place in London that makes them (mmm mango coconut!). How fun is it that we can make this at home, though?!
Have a great weekend everyone! Do you have anything special planned? Roxi has music school on Saturday but Sunday, we don’t have a single thing planned. Hurray!!
About the Author: JaPRA is an expat Texan living in Boston (by way of London by way of Houston) with her husband (Mr. DJ), their 19-year old daughter (Roxi), and their dog Trudy.