Boba Buddha’s Pixie Bubble Tea Recipe

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Pixie bubble tea is a pink pick-me-up. This boba has two parts—the tea base with tapioca pearls and the passion fruit whipped cream. With a few special ingredients, you can make this bright-colored drink at home!

This boba tea is fun and delicious, with tones of vanilla and passionfruit. You’ll need a whipped cream dispenser (or a mixer), edible confetti, and food coloring. This recipe is perfect for your next party or night in!

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Pixie Bubble Tea

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


Release your inner fairy with this delicious and fun bubble tea. While the garnishes are optional, they bring the magic of this drink to new levels.


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup lychee juice
  • 4 drops pink food coloring
  • 2 tbsp simple syrup (or maple syrup)
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking tapioca pearls
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • passion fruit whipped cream (recipe below)
  • ice
  • edible confetti, glitter, rainbow, or unicorn decorations


  1. Bring ½ cup of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove the pan from the heat and add the tea bags, vanilla, and milk. Let steep for 3-4 minutes. Discard tea bags.
  2. Add simple syrup or maple syrup to taste to sweeten the tea. Stir to combine.
  3. Stir in the lychee juice. You can blend the mixture with a frother or whisk with a fork to combine. Let the mixture come to room temperature.
  4. Cook the tapioca pearls according to package instructions. Drain.
  5. Pour the pearls into a bowl and sprinkle 2-3 tbsp brown sugar over the pearls. You may need to add 1-2 tbsp water to create a quick syrup. Set the pearls aside to come to room temperature.
  6. Follow the instructions below to make the whipped cream.
  7. To assemble the tea, spoon ½ of the tapioca pearls into the bottom of each serving glass.
  8. Add a large handful of ice to each glass.
  9. Pour ½ of the tea mixture on top of the ice in each glass.
  10. Top with passionfruit whipped cream.
  11. Sprinkle the edible confetti and decorations overtop.
SEE ALSO:  Boba Buddha’s Lychee Milk Tea Recipe


To make homemade passionfruit whipped cream: Combine 1 cup of whipping cream (or coconut cream for dairy-free), 4-5 drops of orange food coloring, and 2 tbsp of passionfruit syrup. Whisk in a stand mixer or with a handheld mixer until peaks form (about 5-8 minutes)

Or, if you have a whipped cream dispenser, place ingredients into the dispenser and shake according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Follow the instructions for adding a gas charger when ready to use.

If you make the whipped cream ahead of time, store it in the refrigerator until ready to use. You can make it up to 24 hours in advance.

If you can’t find edible confetti and decorations, use pink and orange colored sprinkles.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

What Does Pixie Boba Tea Taste Like?

Pixie boba tea tastes sweet, with floral and earth tones. The lychee juice brings a floral taste, similar to a strawberry or pear mixed with a hint of citrus. You’ll also taste the sweetness and bite from the vanilla. The tapioca pearls add more sweetness and the green tea adds a touch of earthiness.

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Lychee fruit

Is Pixie Bubble Tea Healthy?

Pixie bubble tea contains several ingredients that have health benefits. Lychee is rich in vitamin C, potassium, iron, manganese, and magnesium. Green tea contains beneficial antioxidants, may help brain function and may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Dairy milk contains B vitamins, calcium, and protein.

Combining these ingredients with sugar and tapioca pearls reduces health benefits. Bubble tea is best enjoyed in moderation.

Does Pixie Boba Have Caffeine?

Green tea has around 28 mg of caffeine per cup. This recipe contains about 1/4 cup of tea, so each serving contains about 7 mg of caffeine. If you are sensitive to caffeine, you can use a fruit tea like passionfruit or mango. Fruit teas typically have little or no caffeine.

Using a different tea will yield a different level of caffeine per serving.

TeaCaffeine per 1/4 cup
Matcha18 mg
Black tea (oolong, Assam)12 mg
Jasmine tea10 mg
White tea8 mg
Decaf tea<1 mg

Where Can You Buy Pixie Bubble Tea?

Bubbleology, a boba company based in the United Kingdom, makes pixie bubble tea. You can check with your local bubble tea shop to see if they make this bubble tea or a similar drink. You can also make it yourself at home by following the recipe above!

What Toppings Are Best With Pixie Milk Tea?

Though edible confetti and rainbow decorations are the usual topping, you may also enjoy:

  • Chocolate shavings
  • Coconut shavings
  • Fresh fruit—kiwi, strawberry, and honeydew complement passionfruit
  • Passion fruit or lychee popping boba
  • Tapioca pearls—soaked in a passionfruit syrup
  • Taro boba pearls


Sarah loves indulging in bubble tea near her home in southern Indiana. She constantly experiments with flavor combinations, but her favorite flavor is passion fruit. She enjoys experimenting in her home kitchen and hopes to one day be a pro at making her own bubble tea.

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