Thai Iced Tea With Sweetened Condensed Milk & Boba

The Black Cat Kitchen
by The Black Cat Kitchen
3 servings
25 min

When I traveled to Northern Thailand in 2017, I was lucky to not only volunteer at an elephant sanctuary, but I was able to immerse myself into the food culture of the city I was visiting. Now, you may have seen this orange drink at Thai or Vietnamese restaurants you have visited. But do you know what it is? Why is it called tea? What makes it Thai iced tea? The orange color is an additive to the black tea. If you prefer no additives, you can make this with just black tea and it will have the same flavor, but not the orange color. The typical sweetener/dairy added to this drink is sweetened condensed milk. I mix mine with some whole milk to cut back a tad on the sugar. I cooked up some boba and added to this drink for the ultimate beverage experience. This is definitely a treat of a drink, but one I hope you will try!

Thai Iced Tea With Sweetened Condensed Milk & Boba
Recipe details
  • 3  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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Thai Iced Tea
  • 2 bags Thai iced tea, prepared and cooled (can be found at most grocery stores)
  • 3/4 C whole milk
  • 1/2 C sweetened condensed milk
Optional Boba
  • 1/2 C instant tapioca pearls
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
Thai Iced Tea
Prepare tea bags to instructions. Steep 2 bags in 3 C of water. Let cool by placing brewed tea in the fridge
Mix together milk and sweetened condensed milk.
Pour 1 C of cooled iced tea over ice and add in 1/3 of the milk mixture. Stir
Add optional cooked boba right after it has cooked for best taste.
Optional Boba
Find instant tapioca pearls for quickest boba making experience
Follow instructions by boiling boba in water. Drain and add a bit of brown sugar to sweeten the taste.
  • You don't need to add boba to this tea, but if you choose to, prepare to serve boba immediately after making or it will harden and stick together.
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