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Strawberry Milk Bubble Tea

25 min


The vibrant strawberry purée adds a delicious juicy burst of flavour to the creamy, sweet milk. The chewy pearls add a wonderful texture and makes this a filling summer drink.



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Optional toppings

  • fresh strawberry


  1. To a saucepan, add the frozen strawberries and sugar. Cook on medium heat until the strawberries have thawed. Use the back of a spoon to lightly mash the strawberries.
  2. Remove the pan from the stove and use an immersion blender or standing blender to purée the strawberries. Set aside to cool.
  3. Cook the tapioca pearls according to the package instructions. For us, this took 5 minutes.
  4. Drain the tapioca pearls, and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Add the pearls to a bowl and mix in the agave syrup.
  5. In a pitcher, combine the oat milk, whipping cream, and vanilla.
  6. Divide the tapioca pearls between your glasses, and spoon some of the strawberry purée over the pearls.
  7. Top with ice, followed by the vanilla cream milk. Finish with some fresh strawberries if desired. Enjoy!


  • Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.


  • This bubble tea is best enjoyed immediately.
  • The strawberry purée can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 day.
  • The vanilla cream milk can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Leanne - Aug. 9, 2023, 6:30 p.m.

I loved this recipe! Way easier than I was expecting and perfect sweetness for me ☺️ PUL never fails!!

eidolon - Aug. 4, 2023, 12:52 a.m.

This is a great recipe, I would recommend making the strawberry sauce before hand so it has time to fully cool. We also used a tri berry mix because that’s what we had.

Cecil - May 9, 2023, 4:21 p.m.

Where in Netherlands can I order quick cooking tapioca pearls?

PUL Team - May 9, 2023, 4:47 p.m.

Hey Cecil, we got ours at a local Asian supermarket (the Amazing Oriental in Eindhoven). You can try your local toko, or check out Amazing Oriental's webshop 🙂

FoodieArc - April 27, 2023, 7:57 p.m.

Hi, If It's still allowed to use vanilla extract only not the pure one, for both Strawberry and Matcha flavor? Thank You!

PUL Team - April 29, 2023, 3:46 p.m.

Hey FoodieArc, we prefer pure vanilla extract because it has a stronger and more authentic vanilla flavour but you can use general vanilla extract if you'd like 🙂

Steve H - April 11, 2023, 8:06 p.m.

I'm going to try this recipe. The Strawberry Milk Tea. So, I have a few questions if I may:
1. Where do I get those glasses and glass straws shown in the pictures/video? I was hoping for a link.
2. I'm not a fan of tapioca. So, should I still add Agave or Maple syrup to the drink?
3. Regardless of that answer, which is better to use Agave or maple syrup (in your opinion)?
4. The video didn't talk about the option of adding tea. I was wondering two things: what kind of tea is best and when in the process do you add it?
Thank you for taking the time to read this message/post and get back to me.

PUL Team - April 12, 2023, 1:14 a.m.

Hey Steve! We'll list our answers in the same number layout:
1. We got the glasses and straws from an online shop in the Netherlands called FonQ. We've linked two similar ones in our shop here:, 🙂
2. No need to use tapioca pearls. The syrup helps add a sweet flavour, so you could give the bubble tea a taste first, and then add syrup to desired sweetness.
3. Whatever syrup is most accessible!
4. Black or green tea would work nicely in this one. We've also heard positive reviews with matcha! You can add steeped tea in the pitcher in step five for ease.

We hope you enjoy the recipe if you're able to give it a try 🤗

Sophia - Feb. 12, 2023, 9:51 a.m.

Hey PUL team! I am Sophia and I am eleven years old. I recently started watching your videos on YouTube. I really enjoyed watching your video’s so I decided to check out your website. Soon I found myself reading your recipes and trying to figure out what recipe I should make. First I made your Chia Seed Pudding with Mixed Fruit for my parents. They really liked it! Then I was really interested in bubble tea, so I made the Strawberry Boba. It was amazing! My whole family loved it. Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipes! I can't wait to try out more of your recipes. Thanks PUL team!

PUL Team - Feb. 12, 2023, 5:43 p.m.

Hi there, Sophia, welcome to the PUL community! It's so kind of you to make some of our recipes for your parents! We're thrilled the chia pudding and bubble tea were enjoyed. We hope you love the rest of the recipes too 🤗

Patrick Illner - Feb. 3, 2023, 11:05 a.m.

This was so so delicious! A real treat for the palate :) But I would still have an idea :) Could you maybe make a video about how you built your website? For the people who also want to set up their own website? Maybe you have some useful tips Sadia :)

PUL Team - Feb. 4, 2023, 3:51 a.m.

Hey Patrick, so thrilled the bubble tea was enjoyed! A lovely suggestion as well. In the meantime in case it helps, for the first 4 years we used Wix to build and host our website. It has a great visual editor and we highly recommend it for anyone starting out with their own website. At the start of 2021, we moved over to the website you're currently on, which we designed and coded ourselves from the ground up. Hopefully we can share more on the process in the future 😃

Lill - Jan. 31, 2023, 5:11 a.m.

Mm...... So good! Iwand more

Sakaoratana - Oct. 4, 2022, 1:32 p.m.

Thank you for sharing this recipe and all of the bubble tea recipe. Just their pictures are enough to make me happy. I really love the strawberry vanilla plant based cream milk. It is wonderful!

PUL Team - Oct. 6, 2022, 5:01 p.m.

Aw thank you, Sakaoratana, you're too kind!

José - Oct. 2, 2022, 1:44 p.m.

I love how easy to make this is and how cute it looks. It's very sweet so next time I'll be adding less agave syrup, also I was too impatient and the puree wasn't really cold when I used it so all the ice cubes melted really fast haha. But it was delicious anyway and next time I'll just need to be more patient :-) I found this also works as a strawberry milkshake without the tapioca, if that's not really your thing! (I just couldn't find it in the store haha) Thank you for this lovely recipe!

PUL Team - Oct. 5, 2022, 3:49 p.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, José, and yes patience is a virtue! Love the strawberry milkshake idea 😃

Katie B - Sept. 17, 2022, 12:33 a.m.

This was so much fun to make as a family this summer! A perfect cold treat on hot evenings! Thank you for letting us know how easy it is to make our own bubble tea :)

PUL Team - Sept. 17, 2022, 10:34 p.m.

Woohoo! Thank YOU, Katie, it means so much 🥰

Joselin - Aug. 24, 2022, 8:32 p.m.

Best bubble drink ever. I loved. So delicious and yummy. Congratulations for your wedding and all you have succeeded. May God bless you always

PUL Team - Aug. 25, 2022, 6:31 a.m.

Such a big compliment and thank you for sharing the kind words, Joselin! 💛

Natasha - Aug. 15, 2022, 10:35 p.m.

So delicious!!! The vanilla extract was the perfect touch. Thank you for all the bubble tea recipes, we adore them!

PUL Team - Aug. 16, 2022, 1:56 a.m.

We appreciate it so much, Natasha, thank you!

Chhaya - Aug. 13, 2022, 12:19 p.m.

Hands down, this is a great recipe to start with if you're not very familiar with bubble tea. The flavor combination works perfectly. I really enjoyed it! Thanks for giving us more recipes for bubble tea! Will definitely try the tea based ones as well.

PUL Team - Aug. 14, 2022, 5:53 a.m.

It means so much, Chhaya, thank you! Happy cooking 🤗

Kathy M - Aug. 2, 2022, 3:30 p.m.

I wonder about the quality of the boba - heavily processed? What are the ingredients?

I made homemade boba from @emmymade and they were wonderful

PUL Team - Aug. 2, 2022, 7:04 p.m.

Hey Kathy, we used tapioca boba pearls from a local grocery store and the first three ingredients appear to be tapioca starch, water, and corn starch. Making homemade boba pearls is a lovely idea though if you have the time and ability to make them. This drink is also refreshing and delicious without the pearls so you could alternatively omit them if desired 🙂

Mel - Aug. 1, 2022, 3:09 p.m.

Hi! Is it okay to use fresh strawberries instead of frozen? Or do they have to be frozen? Aiming to try this lovely recipe today!

PUL Team - Aug. 2, 2022, 5:10 a.m.

Hey Mel, you can use fresh strawberries. We hope you enjoy the bubble tea if you're able to give it a try ✨

Chelsea Jones - July 22, 2022, 1:57 a.m.

Sadia & team, I have been waiting for a recipe like this for so long! Thank you! It turned out FANTASTIC & I cannot wait to try other flavors. With gratitude, Chelsea.

PUL Team - July 22, 2022, 7:58 a.m.

We're smiling from ear to ear, Chelsea, thank YOU! We hope you enjoy the other flavours 🤗

Charlotte - July 20, 2022, 4:59 p.m.

This was my first time trying bubble tea/fruit drink and I loved it!! The sweetness was perfect and the strawberry and cream flavours alongside the chewy tapioca pearls were so delicious! I've been missing out! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Just need to purchase some reusable boba straws now as my regular ones aren't cutting it. 🙃

PUL Team - July 21, 2022, 6:15 a.m.

Woop woop! Beyond happy to hear your first bubble tea was a success, Charlotte, reusable boba straws are a lovely idea 😃

Emma - July 20, 2022, 3:14 p.m.

Made it with frozen raspberries as I didn't have strawberries and oh my goodness it was DELICIOUS ! Tasted almost like a berry pie or some kind of dessert, it was a real treat. My boyfriend and I loved it, so as always thank you for those amazing recipies and beautiful videos. You're doing a wonderful job!
(Plus it was my first time ever drinking bubble "tea" and so my first time making it at home as well and now I can't wait to try your other flavours)

PUL Team - July 20, 2022, 4:26 p.m.

Awe the glowing feedback and insight mean so much, Emma, thank you!

Meli - July 20, 2022, 2:09 p.m.

As promised I went for this recipe to use up my leftover pearls... oohh dear, that is such a cooling and refreshing drink. Perfect for hot days😁😄

PUL Team - July 20, 2022, 4:25 p.m.

Ah we're so happy to hear, Meli! Thank you for taking the time to share the update 😃

Zareenah M - July 14, 2022, 8 p.m.

Sooooo good and easy to make! Will definitely make this again, it’s the perfect summer drink :)

PUL Team - July 14, 2022, 8:44 p.m.

We appreciate it so much, Zareenah, enjoy!

Elle - July 11, 2022, 11:15 p.m.

Ohh great recipe! I made it with mixed berries, was all i had, it was delicious!

PUL Team - July 13, 2022, 5:40 a.m.

Mixed berries sound delicious, Elle 🥰

Esther - July 10, 2022, 10:52 p.m.

Hi PUL Team!
thank you so much for this recipe! the aesthetic of this strawberry milk bubble tea is so adorable- it reminds me of my childhood!!
I tried this with matcha included- It's very wonderfully refreshing <3 instead of oatmlik + whipping cream I used oat creamer!

PUL Team - July 12, 2022, 7:20 a.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Esther, and oat creamer sounds lovely 😃

Lindsay - July 10, 2022, 10:03 p.m.

Cannot wait to try this. Have the strawberries puréed, just waiting for the ice cubes to freeze.

PUL Team - July 12, 2022, 7:17 a.m.

We hope you enjoyed it, Lindsay!