How To Make Strawberry Boba


How to make strawberry boba. If you think you’re having a hard time figuring out how to make strawberry boba, think again. In this article, I will teach you how to mix up the perfect boba. It’s quite the simple process…

There’s something magical that happens when strawberry and milk tea collide: Strawberry Boba. It can be refreshing and sweet, a great dessert drink. Anyone can make it, even you!

Strawberry Boba


Peak strawberries are mashed with just enough raw sugar to soften any tartness, letting the berries’ floral, almost vegetal flavor shine through. Delightfully bouncy, still-warm boba happily drink in this ruby-red nectar; top the whole thing off with a healthy glug of ice-cold milk for a refreshing summer treat.

  • Test Kitchen-Approved
  • PREP TIME33 minutes
  • COOK TIME4 minutes
  • MAKES1 drink (with enough strawberry boba for 4)
Ingredients send grocery list
  • For the Strawberry Milk:
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry boba (see below)
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) whole milk or creamy non-dairy milk
  • For the Strawberry Boba:
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) Driscoll’s strawberries, trimmed and hulled
  • 1/4 cup (4 1/2 ounces) raw sugar
  • 4 tablespoons quick-cooking black tapioca pearls (dried boba)
  1. For the Strawberry Milk:
  2. Add the strawberry boba to a tall glass. Fill with 2 to 3 ice cubes and top with milk. Stir and enjoy.
  1. For the Strawberry Boba:
  2. Blend the strawberries with sugar until smooth, about 30 seconds. Fine-strain into a small jar or bowl.
  3. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Drop the boba and boil vigorously for 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 2 more minutes (Alternatively, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cooking the boba through.) Using a slotted spoon, fish out the boba, and transfer to the reserved jar. Swirl to coat the boba evenly, then let sit for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours (any longer and the boba will go soft).


This is A delicious Strawberry boba recipe. In this article am going to share with you one of the best dessert ideas that are made with strawberry boba or bubble. Make these easy Strawberry Boba recipes at home in just a few simple steps. It’s perfect for summertime, dessert, or even breakfast for a fresh morning.


Strawberry Boba balls, Popping pearls, a.kas known as “popping boba” or “bursting boba” are small balls about ⅜” in diameter and are full of flavorful fruit juices (Strawberry, pears, peaches, and pineapples…) when bitten into. Boba balls are very famous in the USA and Canada and now are a beverage sensation trending in Europe and Asia.

Usually, boba balls are used for tea topping or iced milk, or any iced drinks, but now there are tons of recipes that you can use boba in it. Like pudding, cakes, or ice_cream.


The main ingredients of the strawberry boba include water, strawberry juice, sugar, calcium lactate, malic acid, artificial coloring, fruit flavorings, and seaweed extracts which form the outer wall or skin.


Boba balls are very famous right now, and people always want them. You can find strawberry boba almost in any supermarket or grocery in the USA or Canada. Also, you can order strawberry boba online from Amazon Or Walmart.

Strawberry Bursting Boba
Strawberry Bursting Boba


Strawberry Boba has a low nutritional value, basically is carbs and sugar. Strawberry Boba does not contain any minerals or vitamins and contains no fiber. The specialist doesn’t recommend eating the boba balls daily because it may have severe effects on your health.


For 15g serving size:

  • Calories from Fat 0
  • Calories 15
  • Total Fat 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 10mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 4g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 0g


The easy way to store the strawberry boba at room temperature place them in a jar and cover them with sugar syrup/fructose/ to ensure the boba does not start sticking to one another. Don’t place them in the fridge because this will harden the balls. Strawberry boba should be eaten within 4 hours otherwise they may become too soft.


This is easy to make Strawberry Boba recipe, this fresh drink is made of non-dairy milk or cream, strawberry boba, and raw sugar.

strawberry boba
strawberry boba


For the Strawberry Milk:

  •  2 tablespoons strawberry boba (see below)
  •  ¾ cup (6 ounces) whole milk or creamy non-dairy milk

For the Strawberry Boba:

  •  ½ cup (4 ounces) Driscoll’s strawberries, trimmed and hulled
  •  ¼ cup (4 ½ ounces) raw sugar
  •  4 tablespoons quick-cooking black tapioca pearls (dried boba)


For the Strawberry Boba:

  1. Mix the strawberries with sugar for about 1 minute until smooth.
  2. Fine-strain the boba into a small jar or bowl.
  3. In a saucepan boil 2 cups of water.
  4. When the water starts to boil, Add the boba and boil for about 2 minutes. 
  5. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 2 more minutes Or you can simply, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cooking the boba. 
  6. Using a slotted spoon, pick out the boba, then place it in the reserved bowl. 
  7. Place the boba evenly, then leave it aside at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours (any longer and the boba will go soft).

For the Strawberry Milk:

  1. Add the strawberry boba to a tall glass. 
  2. Fill with 2 to 3 ice cubes and top with milk. 
  3. Add the boba to the strawberry milk.
  4. Top With strawberry slices.
  5. Stir and enjoy.


This is an easy Strawberry Milk Boba Tea Recipe. This Strawberry Milk Boba Tea is made of green tea, strawberry milk, simple syrup, and strawberry boba.

Strawberry Boba Milk tea
Strawberry Boba Milk tea


  • 3 bags black or green tea
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 4 cups strawberry milk
  • ½ cup strawberry Boba.
  • 4 Tablespoons simple syrup


  1. Steep the green or black tea bags in water for at least 10 minutes to get a strong tea. You can also prepare steep the tea and store it in the refrigerator up to a day in advance if needed.
  2. Now you need to prepare the strawberry boba, just follow the directions on the package. You will boil for 5 minutes and let rest covered for 10 minutes.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, remove the boba from the pot and place in a bowl, then add about 4 tablespoons of simple sugar syrup.
  4. No for serving, Divide sweetened, cooked tapioca pearls among 4 serving glasses, then pour ¼ cup prepared tea into each topped with ½ cup of strawberry milk. You can add some ice cubes.
  5. Serve with long dessert spoons to Get the boba.

How to Make Strawberry Boba

This recipe teaches you how to make homemade chewy, sweet, bouncing strawberry boba with fresh strawberries!

Pink and shinny strawberry boba paired with creamy and refreshing iced matcha ice-cream latte, this pretty and delicious drink will bring you so much afternoon delight!

Strawberry boba matcha drink

Boba Tea

Originating in Taiwanboba/bubble tea has been a popular sweet treat all over the world for years.

The special chewing experience of the sweetened tapioca pearls makes boba tea much more fun to drink.

Teeth are busy chewing.

Tongue is having fun tasting.

boba tea

Brain, at the same time, is enjoying an energy-boosting massage provided by sugar and caffeine.

Even if you haven’t yet got a chance to try boba tea yet, you must have seen some popular bubble tea chains in your city, such as Sharetea, Kung Fu Tea, Coco, Gong Tea, Wushiland, Moge Tea…

My personal favorite bubble tea shop is CHICHA San Chen in San Gabriel. Mr He and I only had their boba tea once when we traveled to California last year. But we both agree that their signature bubble milk tea is the best bubble tea we’ve ever had in US!

boba tea

Can I use cornstarch instead?

Classic boba is made from 3 simple ingredients: tapioca starch/flour (there’s no difference between tapioca flour starch and tapioca flour), brown sugar (so traditional boba is brown), and water.

You may curious if you can substitute tapioca starch with cornstarch.

cornstarch boba

In her video, she successfully made boba with cornstarch, however, in her own words:

“The first bite was unexpected, but not horrible horrible. But once you start chewing at it more and more, it gets worse and worse. “

Her mom described at the cornstarch boba as “not soft or chewy”. It made me really curious about the texture, but I don’t want to do this experiment again and waste my cornstarch.

So, in short, the answer is no, you can’t substitute the tapioca starch in this recipe with anything else. 

But you can substitute the other two ingredients (brown sugar and water) with many other things to DIY your own flavor of boba!

strawberry boba matcha drink

In this recipe, I used fresh strawberries and sugar to DIY my pink strawberry flavor boba. You can also make your boba into mango, dragon fruit, cocoa, or any other flavor you like!

How to make Strawberry Boba


  • Kitchen Scale
  • Blender (Good to have but optional)
  • Nonstick saucepan
  • Kneading Mat (Good to have but optional)


To make strawberry boba (4 servings)

  • 100 g strawberry (about 5 medium size strawberries)
  • 40 g sugar
  • 110 g tapioca starch

To make matcha ice-cream latte (1 serving 16oz)

  • 2 tbsp strawberry jam
  • ¼ cup boiled strawberry boba
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • ¾ cup oat milk or milk
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 3 tbsp hot water
  • 2 matcha ice-cream balls


To make strawberry boba

  1. crush strawberriesCrush strawberries with a blender or a fork until smooth. Weight to make sure that you get 100g strawberry puree. (If you use a blender, you may need about 120g strawberries to get 100g strawberry puree.)
  2. add sugar and strawberry to a potAdd 40g sugar and 100g strawberry puree to a nonstick saucepan. Stir and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. add tapioca starch to make strawberry bobaOnce the mixture starts to form bubbles, add half of the tapioca starch (about 55g) to the saucepan. Mix roughly with a spatula. Turn off the heat.
  4. transfer the strawberry boba doughAdd the rest of the tapioca starch to the saucepan. Mix roughly with a spatula. Transfer the dough out to a kneading bowl or a kneading mat.
  5. knead the dough to make strawberry bobaKnead the dough for about 3 minutes until it turns smooth. (It might look dry at the beginning, but DON’T add water to the dough. While the surface looks dry, the inner part is wet and sticky. We need to knead the dough until the dry part and the wet part are well combined.)
  6. cut the boba doughRoll the dough into some thin long rods. Cut each rods into small pieces.
  7. boil strawberry bobaThen roll each piece into a pea-size ball. (The boba will grow bigger after cooked. So we want to make them small at this step.)
  8. boil bobaIn a pot, boil half pot of water. Use medium high heat. Add the boba to the boiling water. Stir gently to prevent them from sticking to each other.
  9. Once all the bobas are floating, cover the pot, boil medium low heat for 20 minutes. (If you prefer softer boba, keep the pot covered and let the boba rest for another 20 minutes.)
  10. iced waterDrain the bobas. Make them go through iced water for a chewier texture.


This easy homemade strawberry milk tea is made with real strawberries for the most refreshing summer drink! Fresh strawberries are boiled into a sweet simple syrup that is then mixed with milk and tea to create a delicious strawberry boba tea. With instructions for a vegan and dairy-free option, everyone can enjoy this drink!

Two tall glasses of strawberry milk tea with a vase of red roses in the background and a plate of strawberries in the foreground.


  • Real Strawberries: We have all tasted that store bought strawberry milk, which has a more artificial taste. If you love this type of strawberry milk you can use it here, but I strongly prefer using real strawberries as it adds a much more authentic, fruitier and summery taste.
  • Strawberry Simple Syrup: Some recipes make strawberry milk by blending strawberries into a purée and mixing that into milk. The problem with this method is that it ends up as a thicker mixture which tastes more like a smoothie than a milk tea. Instead, in this recipe, strawberries are boiled into a simple syrup that is then stirred into the milk tea. This gives the same intense strawberry taste and keeps the thinner consistency that is characteristic of a milk tea.
  • Easy to Find Ingredients: The only ingredient you may have to do a bit of searching for is the boba, but this is pretty easy to find at any Asian supermarket or online. There are strawberry flavored powders that exist for boba tea, and the bubble tea stores may actually use this in the teas they sell. However, because strawberry flavored powder is not as common as some other flavors, it can actually be very difficult to find without paying excessive prices for shipping depending on where you live. Making this drink with real strawberries saves you money and time trying to find a specific powder.
Up close photo of a small pile of fresh strawberries sitting on a small glass and gold plate with a tea bag in front.


This strawberry bubble tea tastes like fresh strawberries with a dash of creaminess from the milk and a subtle tea flavor. The tea is not too strong in this recipe, but helps balance out the sweetness from the strawberry syrup. There is not too much milk so overall the drink is light and refreshing without being overly heavy or creamy.


Yes, but not a lot. There is caffeine in the tea, which is steeped in a smaller amount of water than usual to make a strong, concentrated tea. However there is much less caffeine overall than compared to a regular cup of coffee. If you want to make this drink completely caffeine-free, you can replace the tea with milk, and it will just be an extra milky strawberry bubble tea.

Ingredients shot of fresh strawberries, a tea bag, uncooked boba, milk and sugar.


  • Strawberries: Use fresh strawberries if they are in season and you can find them. If not, you can use frozen strawberries. For frozen strawberries, thaw them first and drain out the excess liquid.
  • Green or Black Tea: You can use either type of tea for this recipe, both will go well. For an extra strawberry kick, try a fruity strawberry tea.
  • Milk: Regular 2% milk is all you need. If you are looking for a vegan or dairy-free option, use almond or oat milk instead.
  • Sugar: Granulated sugar is needed to make the strawberry syrup. Sugar, water and strawberries are heated on a pan and reduced to a syrup that is used to flavor and sweeten the drink.
  • Boba: All milk teas need boba! You’ll get the best price for boba at any Asian supermarket, but you can also easily find boba online. If you are able to find strawberry boba (which are not very common) this is the perfect tea to use them in! Try to find quick cooking boba, which cook much faster and save a lot of time.


Steep the tea: Steep the tea bag in a ½ cup of water for 5 minutes. Using less water than normal when making tea means the tea will be more concentrated and have a stronger flavor. Let the tea cool to room temperature and then chill in the fridge.

Make the strawberry simple syrup: On a saucepan over medium heat, heat the sugar, strawberries and water, stirring occasionally. As the strawberries are heated, they will begin to break down. Use a fork to gently mash all the strawberry pieces as much as possible.

Continue to simmer the sauce for about 10 minutes as it thickens up. Remove it from the heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.

Close up photo of red strawberry syrup simmering on a saucepan.

Strain the syrup: Strain the syrup using a fine mesh sieve to remove all the small strawberry pieces. You will have to use a fork or back of a spoon to really press the syrup through the sieve.

Make sure you separate out all the syrup. You should end up with about a ½ cup of strained syrup.

A hand holding a small fine mesh sieve draining the strawberry syrup, with a drip falling into a bowl underneath.

Cook the boba: Bring a small pot of water to a boil on the stovetop. Add in the boba and cook for 5-10 minutes. Strain the boba and run them under cold water for a minute to cool down. Immediately add them to the strawberry simple syrup.

Overhead and up close view of cooked black boba mixed into the strawberry syrup.

Make the milk tea: Stir the chilled tea, milk, and  strawberry syrup and boba mix together in a glass. Add in a handful of ice and serve.

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