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Banana Milk Bubble Tea

By: Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land
Makes: 3 servings


For the pearls

  • 3 tablespoons of dried tapioca pearls, for each serving
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

For the banana milk

  • 3 medium bananas, ripe, unpeeled and frozen
  • 3 cups + of whole milk, or plant based milk
  • 3 generous scoops of vanilla ice cream, or plant based ice cream
  • Ice cubes, if desired


Make the pearls

  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and the water to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  • Remove from heat and allow to thicken and cool.
  • In a small saucepan, boil water. Add the dried tapioca pearls, and cook on medium heat for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally so pearls don’t stick to the pot.
  • Drain the pearls in a colander over the sink; let cool slightly.
  • Add the cooked pearls to the simple syrup, allowing them to soak up the syrup, about twenty minutes. I put mine in the fridge for this time period.

Make the banana milk

  • Place the ripe, frozen bananas, milk, ice cream and ice, if using, in a high powered blender and… BLEND!
  • Add more milk if you want a looser consistency, or more ice if you want a more slush-like consistency.
  • Spoon syrup-soaked pearls into the bottoms of three large cups.
  • Pour the banana milk on top, plunk in a reusable bubble tea straw and enjoy immediately!