There are four essential ingredients we associate milk tea with: milk, sugar, boba, and tea.
Tea makes for a great sweet drink, but if you’re like me and don’t prefer to indulge in caffeine everyday, or if you’re lazy, and if you’re not lactose intolerant, I have the perfect drink for you! 😀
Iced milk, a rising star in the world of bubble tea, is a refreshing, caffeine-free, and kid-friendly alternative to milk tea. Popularized by SoCal’s boba chain, Half & Half, iced milk is exactly what it sounds like, plus some upgrades here and there. I’ve had several different versions. The one we’ll be making today is inspired by Teasociety’s House Iced Milk, but better. It’s rich and sophisticatedly smoky, bearing notes that remind you of a good cup of latte.
We make a burnt caramel sauce from scratch to give those effects. Let me tell you, when we first made this, we thought we found heaven. The best thing about making this sauce is the leftovers can be used to quickly whip up this drink every day after, and can even serve as a topping to a bunch of other drinks and desserts such as ice creams and baked goods.
Ready to boba?
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