Boba Buddha’s Cereal Milk Tea Recipe

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If you are like me, you love the sweet leftover milk after finishing a bowl of cereal. The milk soaks up the cereal flavor, and drinking it is the best part! Did you know you can enjoy this sweet treat without actually eating breakfast? Cereal milk tea is one of our best creations yet.

If you love bottom-of-the-bowl cereal milk, you will love this cereal milk tea recipe. It is so easy to put together you’ll wonder how you didn’t think of it before. Grab your favorite box of cereal, and let’s get started.

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Cereal Milk Tea

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


Like most milk tea recipes, this recipe is easily customized to your preferences. Our version is served hot, but you could easily enjoy it as a cold tea. Let the cereal tea cool to room temperature and pour it over ice.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 tbsp cereal of your choice (you will only use 3 grams)
  • 1 tea bag
  • Pliers
  • Stapler
  • Funnel
  • Blender or food processor (optional)


  1. Disassemble the tea bag and discard the tea leaves (you can save them to make some tea later).
  2. Crush the cereal up into tiny bits using a food processor, blender, or your hands.
  3. Funnel the ground cereal into the tea bag (Note: you will NOT use all of the cereal here, as you don’t want to overstuff the tea bag – a tea bag can hold about 3 grams).
  4. Seal the tea bag shut using the stapler.
  5. Bring your milk to a simmer and pour the hot milk into your serving cup.
  6. Steep the cereal tea bag for 3-4 minutes. Remove and enjoy!
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I love the sweetness of Frosted Flakes or Froot Loops, but you can use any cereal you want. Because each cereal is shaped differently, it isn’t easy to measure. With 3 tbsp, you will likely have cereal powder for more than one milk tea.

Our recipe uses whole milk, but you are welcome to make this hot tea with almond, soy, coconut, or any other type of milk or cream.

Any type of tea bag is suitable as long as you can open it and reseal it.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

What Does Cereal Milk Tea Taste Like?

Have you ever finished a bowl of cereal and then drank the milk from the bottom of the cereal bowl? That is exactly what cereal milk tea tastes like. It is sweet and creamy and has a hint of flavor from the cereal.

For example, if you used Cornflakes, the milk will be a little less sweet and have a bit of a toasted flavor. If you use Frosted Flakes, your milk will be much sweeter and have a hint of vanilla flavor. If you choose Froot Loops, your milk will be sweet and fruity.

Does Cereal Milk Tea Have Caffeine?

Generally speaking, cereal milk tea is just milk and remnants of sugary cereal, so it does not contain caffeine. However, if you were to leave some tea dust in the tea bag, there would be a tiny amount of caffeine present, but not enough to be considered a caffeinated beverage.

Which Cereals Make the Best Milk Tea?

In my opinion, any cereal you enjoy is delicious in this recipe. However, some of my top picks include the following:

  • Frosted Flakes (very sweet)
  • Honey Nut Cheerios (nutty and sweet – also gluten-free!)
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch (deliciously sweet with a hint of cinnamon)
  • Cocoa Krispies (adds a chocolatey flavor that almost tastes like a mocha latte)
  • Apple Jacks (sweet and crisp apple cinnamon flavor)
  • Waffle Crisps (a nice maple syrup sweetness)
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Various types of cereal

Are There Any Health Benefits to Cereal Milk Tea?

Unfortunately, this drink does not come with many health benefits. While the milk you use will contain calcium, you are essentially just using sugar and flavorings to make this drink, so it isn’t very beneficial.

Which Toppings Can I Add to Make This a Bubble Tea?

While this drink is delicious as-is, adding some toppings to make it a bubble tea makes it that much more fun! A few great options include the following:

  • Lucky Charms marshmallows
  • Brown sugar or honey tapioca pearls
  • Fruity popping boba
  • Fresh fruit chunks
  • Taro balls
  • Crushed-up Oreos
  • Pieces of cereal (either the one you used for the recipe or one that pairs nicely)
  • A small scoop of ice cream to increase the sweetness and thicken the tea

If you choose to enjoy this beverage as boba tea, make sure you have a straw that is thick enough to let the toppings pass through.

Margaret Dunn

After recently discovering bubble tea, Margaret is addicted. Thai iced tea with coffee jelly and lychee fruit tea with popping boba are her favorite combinations so far. She is currently working on a few homemade healthy versions of her favorite flavors that will satisfy her sweet tooth all the same.

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