Almond Bubble Tea


This easy dairy-free almond bubble tea recipe was deemed a “very tasty, good recipe” by our testing team. The recipe was submitted by Loanne Chiu as a Savory entry in the BIG Snackable Recipe Contest (entries are closed, and the winners have been announced on that post!).

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Almond Bubble Tea Recipe: This Dairy-Free Boba-Milk Tea has a double dose of almond and is a sweet vegan treat.To qualify for the contest, this recipe for Almond Bubble Tea uses Almond Milk Creamer from So Delicious Dairy Free.

Our Notes

Go Dairy Free - The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance and Casein-Free LivingSince Sarah has tested and approved this recipe for Dairy-Free Almond Bubble Tea as one she would repeat, I’ve added it to the “Sarah’s Recipes” section. Sarah said that the frozen tapioca pearls / bubble tea can be hard to find, but she had good luck making this recipe with the 5-minute shelf-stable pearls / boba.

Special Diet Notes: Almond Bubble Tea

By ingredients this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.

Almond Bubble Tea
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Many people , especially young people on the West and East Coast, love Bubble tea or Boba tea and pay a lot for it as they do not know how to make it. Please go to the frozen section at the Asian store and get the 5-minute Boba tea pearls and you can have this every day!. Even a child can make this.
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 oolong or black teabags
  • 1 cup frozen ready cooked 5-minute Tapioca Pearls (aka bubble or boba tea)*
  • 1½ cup dairy-free original creamer (Loanne used So Delicious Almond Milk Creamer)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon brown sugar, or to taste
  • Ice cubes
  1. Place the tea bags in a large mug and pour in 1 cup of boiling water; let steep.
  2. In a small saucepan bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Stir in the tapioca pearls for 5 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Discard the teabags. Mix the tea with the creamer, almond extract, and salt. Stir in the sugar to taste.
  4. Divide the tapioca pearls and almond tea mixture over 2 large, chilled glasses. Stir in ice cubes and serve with a spoon or very large straw to sip the pearls.
*The Go Dairy Free team tested this almond bubble tea with the 5-minute shelf stable tapioca pearls / bubble tea and it worked out great!

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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