Milk Tea W/ Boba (Hot Bubble Milk Tea)

Nutty and caramelized flavors in a steamy and hot milk tea with an extra chewy treat of boba at the bottom — this hot almond milk tea recipe will satisfy any sweet cravings. Hot almond milk tea was one of the most popular drinks that was sold at the boba cafe my girlfriend worked at in college, and while it’s…

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Taro Milk Tea Recipe w/ Tapioca Pearls (Boba)

This recipe delivers a rich and creamy vanilla flavor of taro in super fun to drink boba milk tea is the perfect metaphor for summer in a glass: sweet, refreshing, and you never want it to end.  If you want taro milk tea made from fresh taro roots and purple sweet potatoes, then this recipe if for you. After trying…

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Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

An ice-cold matcha latte is as refreshing as it is delicious and with this recipe, it’s absolutely easy to make at home. Matcha is historically used as a ceremonial tea in Japan, these days its reach has expanded internationally and used in various forms like matcha ice cream, Urth’s matcha boba drink, mochi donuts with matcha icing, and even Starbuck’s…

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Halo-Halo Recipe (w/ Leche Flan)

Razon’s style of halo-halo is different than the traditional–and it is DELICIOUS. It’s a collaboration of sweet and icy layers of caramelized banana sauce, rich coconut strings of macapuno jam, refreshing shaved ice, sweetened evaporated milk, and topped with slices of creamy leche flan. Halo-halo in Tagalog means “mix mix” as in this dessert is meant to be mixed together…

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How to Cook White Tapioca Pearls

When you want extra texture in your desserts or drinks, white tapioca pearls are a great way to get that extra chewy bite without introducing additional flavors. These plain white balls of tapioca starch are ever popular in Asian cuisine, like ginataan bilo bilo, taho, or chè chuối, and this recipe shows you an easier way to cook them. After…

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How to Cook Tapioca Pearls

Tapioca pearls, or boba, are translucent and sweet pops of goodness that give drinks and desserts an extra chewy bite. While I love asking, “Boba?” after every meal, I also like to cook these at home since it’s pretty easy and worth it if you’re making drinks for a group of people. Where to start If you have white boba,…

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Chè Ba Màu – Vietnamese Three Color Dessert

Chè ba màu is a refreshing Vietnamese dessert of ice slush, contrast of soft beans and bouncy jelly bites, topped with layers of rich coconut sauce. You can make all the layers ahead of time and combine them when you’re craving a refreshing and sweet dessert. Chè ba màu in Vietnamese translates to “three color dessert,” and is similar to…

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Vietnamese Avocado Smoothie Recipe (Sinh Tố Bơ)

This smoothie recipe puts avocados in the dessert category with its rich, nutty flavor and extra chunky texture that’s made by using frozen Haas avocados. Avocados were originally introduced to Vietnam by the French and became fairly popular ever since. During my recent trip to Vietnam, I noticed an abundance of street vendors selling avocado shakes and smoothies (sinh tố…

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Ice-Blended Vietnamese Coconut Coffee Recipe

Fresh brewed Vietnamese coffee topped with icy hills of sweet and frothy coconut slush. Is your mouth watering because mine is? Ice-blended Vietnamese coconut coffee is much more than just a caffeine rush, it’s a nice pick me up best eaten for any time of the day. I first found out about Vietnamese coconut coffee during my most recent trip…

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