Whipped coffee, but make it bubble tea
Dalgona whipped coffee is all the rage right now. And today’s national bubble tea day.
Therefore, I’m combining the two.
Bubble tea has been a part of my life since I was young. My fondest memories with bubble tea were when I spent a summer in Taiwan taking Chinese language courses and learning to be independent for the first time, living thousands of miles away from my parents at just 14.
After class, we would leave the Tzu Chi University campus and hit up the bubble tea stand across the street. I loved watching the machine seal the top of the drink with a thin piece of plastic in anticipation of the moment when I got to plunge the giant pointed straw into the beverage. An iced bubble tea was the perfect way to cool down after a long day in the humid Taiwan heat (we didn't have any air conditioning!!).
Sitting around the tables getting to know my fellow classmates quickly turned into boba fights as we spit-ball-style launched boba balls at each other. Oh, the memories. What a time.
Making boba is SUPER easy:
Pick up a package of these at any Asian grocery store. (Don’t have an asian grocery store nearby? With the popularity of these beverages continuing to rise, I’m sure they aren’t hard to find elsewhere.)
Follow the instructions on the packaging.
Add to your beverage of choice!
Classic Dalgona Recipe:
1tbsp instant coffee
1tbsp hot water
Milk of choice
Add ingredients to a bowl and whip until foamy.
In a glass, add desired amount of cooked boba. Add milk of choice until about 3/4 of the way full, top with coffee foam.
I couldn't stop at just one, I had to make a matcha version too:
Matcha Dalgona bubble tea recipe:
2 tsps matcha
2 tsps sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup whipping cream
Milk of choice
Combine whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Whip until you start to see ribbons form.
Add matcha and continue to whipping until you get to the thickness of whipped cream.
In a glass, add desired amount of cooked boba. Add milk of choice until about 3/4 of the way full, top with matcha foam.