Honeydew milk tea is a delicious variation of classic Taiwanese boba tea. Honeydew is a green melon that has a sweet, juicy taste. This honeydew milk tea recipe is gluten-free and vegan, perfect for a refreshing afternoon treat.
This honeydew milk tea recipe is highly versatile. The base recipe includes green tea and fresh honeydew, but you can choose from varying tea flavors to change this recipe. Use the type of tea and milk you prefer, and indulge in this honeydew bubble tea recipe.Print
What Does Honeydew Milk Tea Taste Like?
Honeydew milk tea tastes like a mix of honeydew melon juice and green tea. It’s light, fruity, and refreshing. Honeydew melon tastes similar to a cucumber but much sweeter. It is a beautiful addition to green tea boba.
Can Honeydew Milk Tea Be Made Without Tea?
You can leave the tea out of the recipe entirely. You can replace the tea by adding half of a cup of additional milk or water when blending the honeydew melon.
If you are sensitive to caffeine but enjoy the flavor of tea, you can try a caffeine-free version of your favorite tea. Alternatively, all herbal teas and most fruit teas are naturally caffeine-free.
Is Honeydew Bubble Tea Healthy?
Honeydew bubble tea can be healthy. Bubble tea from a boba cafe often contains sugars, whole milk, or creamer. These ingredients increase the beverage’s calories, leading to weight gain. By making homemade honeydew bubble tea, you can make a healthier version of what you’d find in a bubble tea shop.
Honeydew melon itself has excellent health benefits. According to WebMD, honeydew melon is high in Vitamin C and fiber. It also contains:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin K
The nutritional information for half of a cup of honeydew melon is as follows:
Honeydew melon is high on the glycemic index, meaning it can cause blood sugar levels to spike. Individuals on a low-glycemic or low-carb diet may want to limit their intake of honeydew melon.
Should You Make Honeydew Boba With Fresh or Frozen Honeydew Melon?
You can make honeydew boba with either fresh or frozen honeydew melon. Use whichever is easier to obtain. If using frozen honeydew melon, let the melon defrost before starting to make the tea and pour off the excess water. Or, if you prefer, blend it frozen and turn your honeydew melon bubble tea into a slushy boba drink.
You can also use honeydew powder instead of melon. If you decide to use powder, blend it with the milk before assembling the tea. The same is true for honeydew syrup. Blend the syrup with the milk before assembling the drink. Follow the directions on the package for how much powder or syrup to add. You may then need to adjust the sweetness in the recipe.
Which Boba Toppings Are Best With Honeydew Milk Tea?
There are many options for topping your honeydew milk tea. Popular boba toppings include:
Jellies: There are so many jelly flavors that add a zing to honeydew milk tea. Aloe jelly or grass jelly complement the melon taste. Strawberry, pineapple, apple, and coconut-taro jelly are also good options.
Tapioca pearls: The traditional topping for classic boba recipes. These chewy pearls add texture and sweetness to your tea drink.