Honeydew Milk Tea Will Make You Cry: It's That Good

Updated on: April 28, 2023
Author: Nick
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Honeydew Milk Tea Recipe

Honeydew milk tea (or honeydew boba or honeydew bubble tea) is a delicious and refreshing drink that is popular among boba heads. Not only is it delicious, but also it's surprisingly easy to make at home! 

In this blog post, we're going to discuss what this drink consists of and how it tastes. We'll also provide you with a recipe so you can create your own honeydew milk tea at home!

What is Honeydew Milk Tea?

It’s one of the most popular and delicious bubble tea flavors. It consists of the juice from honeydews along with some type of tea, usually green tea but sometimes also black tea.

People sometimes add additional flavors like vanilla, coconut, or almond.  It is usually sweetened with condensed milk. You can also add ice cream to the drink for added creaminess and taste.

What does honeydew milk tea taste like?

It is a creamy drink that tastes almost like honeydew juice with hints of green tea flavor. There are also molasses flavors if you use brown sugar boba pearls.

How Do You Make Honeydew Milk Tea at Home?

This is a very easy bubble tea recipe to make at home. We recommend using real fruit instead of honeydew powder, for a healthier and tastier drink.

Ingredient list (2 servings)

For this honeydew bubble tea or boba recipe, you'll need:

  • 1/2 ripe honeydew (seeds removed and cut into chunks)

  • 2-4 tsps of green tea leaves (based on taste)

  • Up to ½  cup of sweetened condensed milk

  • Ice cubes

  • ¼ Cup of cooked tapioca pearls


  1. Boil the water: boil 1.5 cups of water and let cool for a bit. You want your water to be around 75 to 85 degrees Celsius before adding your tea.

  2. Steep the tea: To the hot water add the tea. How much you add depends on your preferences. Let cool for a bit.

  3. Create the base: To a blender add the cooled tea, the sweetened condensed milk, the honeydew melon and the ice. Blend well. Check the texture, it should be thick but still runny.

  4. Cook the boba: follow the package instructions for details, but this usually consists of washing the boba, boiling them while stirring to avoid a sticky mess, and then adding a sweetener that usually comes with the boba.

  5. Add the boba: add the cooked tapioca pearls of your choice, stir and serve. Keep any remainder pearls in this boba mini-fridge! For this bubble tea recipe, we recommend tapioca brown boba pearls. See our recommendation below! 

Tips and Variations 

I would say the most important part of this recipe is using fresh honeydew melon. You could use the powdered version, but you will see these powders have many unpronounceable ingredients. So I tend to avoid them.

You could also use tea powder or tea bags, but again, whole fresh leaves yield the best results.

Also, don’t get too hung up on the proportions for this recipe. Melon sweetness can vary, so have a bite before pouring the condensed milk to see how sweet it is. Also, to get to your desired sweetness level, add some of the condensed milk, blend and taste. If you prefer a sweeter drink add more condensed milk.

Another variation of this recipe is using different types of boba pearls, like crystal boba or popping boba

You could even add some jelly cubes to your bubble tea for added flavor and texture.

Or have you ever tried sea salt crema? Try adding it in your honeydew bubble tea! 

Finally, let’s be environmentally conscious and use reusable cups and straws. Try these!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between honeydew milk tea and bubble tea?

The boba nomenclature can be confusing, we admit. Honeydew milk tea or honeydew boba (or bubble tea!) is a type of boba tea drink. Milk tea is the original and classic boba recipe, made of black tea, milk, some sugar, and brown tapioca boba pearls.

Is there caffeine in honeydew bubble tea?

Yes, since it usually has green or black tea leaves.

How can I make my boba tea healthier?

Taste the honeydew to see if you really need a sweetener! You could replace the condensed milk with oat milk if you don’t need that much sweetness!

You could also replace the cooked tapioca pearls with crystal boba which tends to have fewer calories.

Finally, drink in moderation! 😉

Honeydew Melon

Bottom Line

Now that you've learned how to make honeydew milk tea, what are your favorite variations? Let us know in the comments how yours turned out!

Also, make sure to check out our jasmine with honey boba, classic milk tea, boba latte, hojicha milk tea, the famous tiger milk tea, and taro milk tea recipes!

Nick loves coffee... Actually, he NEEDS coffee! So, he has dedicated his time to learning all he can about this magical bean. He can make a mean latte, is obsessed with flat whites, and is always up for a cup of java!
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