This Oreo milk tea is made from just 5 ingredients! Sometimes called Oreo cheesecake milk tea, it's SUPER easy, quick & SO refreshing.
Plus, it's much cheaper than buying it from a boba vendor (like Gong Cha, Infinitea, Kung Fu Tea, Happy Lemon, etc).
💌 Why I Love This Recipe
- So simple & quick
- Only 5 ingredients
- The perfect ratio of Oreo cookies to milk
- No fancy equipment is needed
- You can customize it
- Use any kind of sugar or milk you want
You'll also find expert tips & step-by-step photos below. If you've never made boba before, don't worry! It's so easy and I'll take you through every step.
TIP - Wondered why you can choose your level of ice & sweetness when you order boba? Because boba is a matter of preference! The same goes for this recipe - I provide a general outline but I encourage you to adjust to taste if needed.
To make your refreshing Oreo milk tea you'll need.
Oreo cookies - I used the classic, original Oreo cookies. You'll need to crush them which I'll explain below.
Tea - I think black tea works best. However, you can use green tea too. Use either tea bags or loose leaf - it's both great.
Milk - I used unsweetened oat milk. You can use any favorite milk of yours (but the creamier, the better!).
Sugar - Brown sugar will complement Oreo flavor super well - it's a bit caramel-like with a deep flavor. However, white sugar is usually cheaper and will work just as well.
Tapioca (boba) balls - In many places worldwide you can find tapioca pearls in your local Asian supermarket. If that's not available, you can almost always find it online (Amazon, Ebay, etc).
IMPORTANT BOBA TIP: Because I like my recipes to be as quick & easy as possible, I hugely recommend opting for quick-cooking pearls. They usually cook in 5 minutes or less (as opposed to regular tapioca that needs over 30 minutes).
- 2 Tall glasses
- Knife and chopping board
- Spoon and fork
- Blender (optional!)
- Large straw (optional!)
Wondering how to make your own Oreo milk tea? Hee are the SIMPLE steps!
HINT - In a rush? Then simply scroll to the bottom and find all the info you need in the recipe card.
- Make tea. Let steep, remove bag & let cool down completely.
- Crush Oreos either in a ziplock bag, blender, or on a chopping board.
- Add tapioca pearls to a pan full of boiling hot water. Let simmer for 5-6 mins. Reserve 3 tbsp of boiling water then remove pearls from heat and strain through a sieve. Add the reserved water & sugar. Stir until combined.
- To serve, add tapioca balls to a large glass. Serve with crushed ice if desired.
- Pour cool tea on top.
- Add crushed Oreos to milk. Stir well and pour the mixture on top of your tea.
You can then stir again & adjust the sweetness level if desired - add more sugar if needed.
🍪 Crushed Oreos
For this recipe, we will use crushed Oreos.
Here are 3 ways you can crush them.
- Blender - Add the cookies to a blender & blend until they turn into powder.
- Ziplock bag - Add the cookies to a ziplock bag. Close it and use a heavy object such as a rolling pin to crush them.
- Chopping board - Place them on a chopping board and use a fork/knife to crush them into the smallest pieces possible.
Using a blender is the easiest option.
However, if you don't have one, don't worry. Oreos are surprisingly easy to crush. They will crumble very easily so the other 2 methods aren't too difficult.
💡 Expert Tips
- COOKING THE PEARLS - I provide general instructions on how to cook boba. However, every brand varies! I recommend you follow the instructions on your own boba package.
- SEPARATED - It's normal for this drink to separate a little. This is because Oreos won't fully dissolve in milk. If it separates, simply use a straw to stir it.
- HOT OR COLD - You can serve this boba hot or iced cold. But it's important you never serve it lukewarm - this will not be pleasant.
- ADJUST - Always taste your milk tea and adjust to your taste. Add more sweetener, ice, milk, or tea if desired.
CRUCIAL Tip! This recipe isn't overly sweet. If you prefer a sweeter drink, you can simply just add sugar. Add it straight to the tea (while it's still boiling hot so it dissolves easily). Or wait until the end, taste it & add more sugar if needed.
It tastes creamy, sweet & SO satisfying. The taste will depend on the type of tea & milk you use.
Black tea will give it a stronger flavor, while green tea is slightly more floral & mellow.
The same goes for milk. This is why it's important to choose the milk that YOU like most!
There are approx. 312 calories in this Oreo boba tea.
Please remember this is only a general estimate. The final number will depend on what kind of milk and how much sugar you're using.
It does. But how much caffeine is present depends on a few factors.
- Tea type: If using decaf tea, it obviously won't have any caffeine.
- Brew time: The longer you let it brew, the stronger & more caffeine-loaded it becomes.
Even though this recipe is refreshing & packed with flavor on its own, you can also customize it.
This is when things get even more exciting!
- Coconut milk. Adds the perfect nutty note. Remember to use coconut milk from a carton, not the tinned version.
- Whipped cream. As a topping. Then pop on some more crushed Oreos and a full Oreo cookie on top. The dream.
- Matcha Oreo milk tea. Instead of black or green tea use matcha. So vibrant & energising!
- Chocolate sauce. Just a drizzle on top will do wonders. Use caramel sauce for a brulee boba effect.
- Mint tea. Use it instead of black or green tea. Slightly controversial, but surprisingly refreshing.
- Strawberry Oreo milk tea. Trust me, it's so good! You can use real strawberries or strawberry milk.
- Cherries. A couple of them placed on top of the whipped cream will look great & add some acidity.
If you want to make it look like my photos, here's what you need.
2 large glasses & 2 straws.
Make sure to fill the ENTIRE glass with ice cubes before adding any liquids. This will help keep the whipped cream floating on top & help hold any crushed Oreos on top.
Remember to serve it ICED cold and not slightly cold or lukewarm.
To serve HOT - Heat up the milk & serve with freshly brewed tea.
Perhaps the only downside of boba is that you can't really keep it for long.
It's the type of drink you need to enjoy straight after serving. Luckily this isn't a problem for me. However, here are my storage suggestions if you do want to keep it.
To store - Store the milk tea (without ice or pearls) in an airtight jar in the fridge. It should keep for up to 2 days. Serve it with fresh tapioca pearls and ice.
If you're making a BIG BATCH of boba pearls, you probably won't be able to finish them all at once. This is where my expert tip comes in handy.
Simply prepare the pearls as described in the recipe, then cover them with a homemade syrup. To make the syrup mix 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar. Heat up the mixture in a saucepan and let simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Then pour it on top of your boba pearls and give it a stir.
I recommend making the syrup first because it's not ideal to let tapioca pearls stand uncovered even if it's just for 10 minutes.
🍹 More Boba Recipes
I'm not ashamed to admit I have a slightly unhealthy obsession with boba tea. Here are some other recipes I developed (planning on lots more soon).
Got questions about this Oreo bubble tea? Simply get in touch below! I aim to answer all comments within 24 hours. You can also DM me on Instagram.
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Oreo Bubble Milk Tea - Boba
- Tall glasses
- Knife & chopping board
- Scoop or spoon
- Blender optional
- Large straw optional
- 1 cup tea black or green
- ½ cup quick-cooking tapioca pearls
- 1 tbsp sugar white sugar, granulated sugar, etc
- 1 cup milk I used unsweetened oat milk
- 4 Oreo cookies
- 1 handful ice cubes for serving
- Add 1 tea bag or 2 tsp of loose leaf tea to 1 cup (235ml) of boiled water.
- Steep for 5 minutes & let cool down completely.
- In the meantime, crush Oreos either in a blender, ziplock bag, or on a chopping board. Set aside.
- Add tapioca pearls to a pan full of boiling hot water.
- Simmer for 5-6 minutes. Tip - Check the instructions on your boba packaging. Cooking times will vary per brand!
- Reserve 3 tbsp of boiling water. Then remove pearls from heat and strain.
- Cover with the reserved water & sugar. Stir well & set aside.
- To serve, add tapioca balls to a large glass. Then fill the glass with ice cubes (optional, but highly recommended).
- Add (cooled down) tea. Mix crushed Oreos with milk & add the mixture to your serving glass.
- Stir well & adjust to taste. You can add more sugar, milk, tea etc.
- Add optional toppings like whipped cream, more crushed Oreos or chocolate sauce.
- COOKING THE PEARLS - I provide general instructions on how to cook boba. However, every brand varies! Follow the instructions on your own boba package.
- SEPARATED - It's normal for this drink to separate a little. If it does, simply use a straw to stir it.
- HOT OR COLD - You can serve this boba hot or iced cold. Don't serve it lukewarm.