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This Oreo milk tea (also called Oreo bubble tea) is easy to make with only 5 ingredients: Oreos, boba pearls, milk, tea and simple syrup. If you like bubble tea, you will love this creamy oreo milk tea drink!
- You only need 5 ingredients. If you make bubble tea a lot, you probably already have everything you need on hand.
- It is cheaper than buying it in the store. Buying bubble tea at stores such as Gong Cha, Kung Fu Tea, or Sharetea adds up. Make some at home to save money.
- It is easy to make. You don’t even have to crush the Oreos!
- It is customizable. Whether you like your milk tea sweeter or creamier, you can easily adjust this recipe to your liking.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Oreos: Use regular Oreos. Since this recipe doesn’t use the creamy Oreo centers, there is no point in buying double-stuffed Oreos.
- Black Tea: Use your favorite brand of black tea, strongly brewed. You can also use green tea instead.
- Milk: Whole milk will add the most creaminess, but 2% or skim milk also work. For non-dairy milk, use coconut milk, oat milk or almond milk.
- Simple Syrup: Simple syrup adds sweetness and keeps the boba from clumping together. You can buy this premade or easily make your own.
- Black Tapioca Pearls: Use any type of boba. I prefer quick cooking boba as these will save you a lot of time.
- A small saucepan to boil the boba.
- A strainer to strain the boba.
- A bubble tea cup to serve your Oreo milk tea in.
- Bubble tea straws to sip your boba drink.
Step 1: Remove the cream center from the Oreos, keeping just the Oreo cookie.
Step 2: Put the Oreo cookies in the milk and let them sit for 5 to 10 minutes to soften.
Step 3: Meanwhile, cook the boba according to the package instructions. As soon as the boba are done cooking, run them under cold water to cool them. Then, add them to the simple syrup and stir to coat.
Step 4: Once the Oreo cookies have softened, add in the chilled tea. Stir the mixture well, until all the Oreo crumbs have dissolved.
Step 5: Add the boba and Oreo milk tea to a glass filled with ice. Stir to combine.
This Oreo milk tea is best served fresh. However, if needed, you can prepare some steps in advance.
To make ahead, mix the Oreos, milk and chilled black tea together. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a couple days. Stir well before adding in the other ingredients.
I don’t recommend making the tapioca pearls in advance as they will only last for a few hours once made.
To store any leftover Oreo milk tea, remove any ice that has been added so it won’t water down the drink. Then, store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
I recommend tossing out the old boba and making fresh boba when you are ready to drink the leftovers.
- Cover the boba with simple syrup. As soon as the boba are done cooking, cover them with simple syrup. This prevents them from sticking together in a large clump.
- Stir the milk tea before serving. The Oreo crumbs will naturally separate to the bottom of the glass if left to sit. Stir well to mix everything together.
- Strain the Oreo milk. This drink tastes delicious with tiny Oreo clumps. However, if you prefer a totally smooth drink, you can strain out the Oreo clumps.
- Brew strong tea. When making bubble tea, always brew strong tea. This ensures the tea flavor comes through without watering down the drink. Don’t worry, it won’t overpower the Oreo flavor!
- Adjust the milk to tea ratio. This recipe uses less tea than milk to prevent overpowering the Oreo flavor. However you can add more or less tea depending on your preference.
- Top with whipped cream. This milk tea goes so well with whipped cream and a few Oreo crumbles.
- Vegan: For a vegan and dairy free version, substitute the cow’s milk for oat milk, almond milk or coconut milk.
- Extra Creamy: For an extra creamy version, remove the tea entirely. This is a great option for kids who may not like the slight tea flavor.
- Flavored Teas: Experiment using different types of tea, such as matcha or a strawberry flavored tea.
- Milkshake: To make an Oreo milk tea milkshake, add in a scoop of vanilla or Oreo ice cream, and blend all the ingredients together.
To make your own simple syrup, heat equal portions of granulated sugar and water on a saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally and continue to heat for about 5 minutes, until the sugar has fully dissolved.
Both will work, but I’d recommend black tea for this Oreo bubble tea. Black tea gives a stronger, more neutral flavor whereas green tea is more bittersweet with a hint of floral.
Since tea has caffeine, this bubble tea also has caffeine. The amount of caffeine will depend on the type of tea you use and how strongly you brew the tea.