How to Make Boba Tea Using Your Keurig® Brewer

Posted on Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Boba translates to “big pearls” in Taiwanese and is often referred to as bubble tea. The “pearls” are tapioca that is boiled, soaked in something sweet such a sugar or honey and placed in a fruity green or black tea beverage. Yep, I thought it was odd at first too.

Then I tried it and fell in love!

Tapioca pearls are little bundles of goodness that I can only describe as a gummy bear in the shape of a tiny ball - smaller than a marble but, bigger than a BB. The texture is pleasing and rather than pop; they are slightly chewy. I am willing to bet that a Boba tea shop has opened in your neighborhood or will be soon. Although it seems to be a recent phenomenon, it has been around for years, originating in Asia nearly thirty years ago.

At nearly $5.00 a cup, and a slight addiction, Boba tea was draining my wallet. So, I set out to make it at home, using my Keurig® brewer.


How to make Boba tea using a Keurig-1



  • ¼ cup of prepared tapioca pearls (Bobas)
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup of vanilla almond milk
  • 1 Snapple Raspberry tea K-Cup®  pod



  • Prepare the tapioca pearls according to the instructions on the package. I cheated by making them in my Instapot!
  • Place ¼ cup of the softened Bobas in a large cup and set aside.
  • Pop the Snapple Raspberry K-Cup®  tea pod into your Keurig®  machine and brew on the 6-ounce water setting.
  • Put the raspberry tea and all other ingredients into a blender and turn on for about 1 minute or until the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour the mixture over your Boba’s and stir gently.


Snapple tea Kcups


Boba was initially named Bubble tea as it was customary to shake it. I found that I did need to shake this version periodically to keep all of the ingredients mixed well. A quick stir of the straw works well too. Speaking of straws - you will need an extra wide version for the Boba's to fit. I am of the #skipthestaw mentality, instead of plastic disposables, I purchased these stainless steel reusables and <3 them!




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