The frog is hitting the milk...
When I went to Taipei, the birthplace of bubble tea, my hands down favorite tea joint was Chen San Ding. Ironically, the drink its famous for and the same drink I ended up getting didn’t have an ounce of tea in there. 青蛙撞奶, which supposedly translates to frog hitting milk, is simply fresh milk with hot, uber-sweet brown sugar boba that looks like frog eggs. The boba syrup concoction is seriously half the drink, the milk the other half. I typically do 50-70% sugar when I order my drinks, but, I loved the 100% at Chen San Ding.
Due to poor planning we ended up only getting this baby once. If only, if only, a boba shop in the states would serve this. I thought I had found one in Berkeley, but my first and second experiences were vastly different. Not to worry because as always, we can make it ourselves!
We had posted a recipe of caramel iced milk before, which has rich and nutty notes. This similar but different recipe is comforting all in its own right. It has a pure, sharper sweet taste of brown sugar perfect for those with the case of a sweet tooth. The boba we’ll be making is like the honey boba recipe except we’re gonna crankkkkk up on the sugar.
I’m ready for a party in my mouth!!!
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