Starbucks Bubble Tea: Vanilla Latte (How To Make It)

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Starbucks Boba Tea Vanilla Latte
Starbucks Boba Tea Vanilla Latte

This guide will show you how to create a Starbucks vanilla latte bubble tea. This will be the easiest and quickest way, so that it can be made at home as a diy drink, or even for a boba shop if you’re up for it. The vanilla latte is really simple to make, and doesn’t require any expensive equipment to make it, (unless you want to use it).

It consists of frothed milk, vanilla syrup and espresso (specifically smooth blonde espresso) as its main ingredients. Since the milk is frothed, purchasing a small whisk helps, but some just settle with using a microwave at home.

Of course, since we’re making a boba tea version, it will include a boba topping: tapioca pearls, boba jellies, etc.. The jellies have the coffee jelly, aloe vera, and grass jellies, which would be nice too if an option besides the tapioca pearls is desired.

How to Make A Simple Starbucks Bubble Tea Vanilla Latte

Here are all the ingredients for making the bubble tea version of the starbucks vanilla latte:

Don’t forget your boba straw!

Additional Equipment for Frothing Milk

The exact ingredients for a 16 ounce drink is:

1. Start by cooking the tapioca pearls.

The tapioca pearls should be made first, as it will take the longest. There is a comprehensive guide to cooking the tapioca pearls if you need help. You will also find more selections there as well. For a more in depth guide, check the guide to making the perfect tapioca pearls to ensure they come out right. Cooking the tapioca pearls can take anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour depending the type you’re using. Longer cooked ones generally have better quality and taste. Use Wufuyuan’s instant pearls if you want the 5 minute ones.

To opt out of cooking the pearls all together, try the boba jellies instead. The coffee jelly is a good pick for this. They do not need to be cooked first.

2. Put vanilla syrup into your cup.

Add your vanilla syrup into your cup first. The amount once again is 1 tablespoon (2 Ounces). Besides the starbucks vanilla syrup for the authentic taste, there is the Monin French Vanilla Syrup that tastes really good with this.

3. Put espresso into the cup.

Prepare your espresso and pour it into your cup. The standard amount for a vanilla latte is 2 ounces, but you can add more for a stronger bubble tea coffee. Once again, its the blonde espresso for the original, but you can use a standard espresso if you like. I recommend the instant espresso for making the starbucks boba drinks. There is a machine for the blonde espresso if you choose to use it. At this point, you can stir the espresso and sugar together, or wait until you add the milk.

4. Put the tapioca pearls or boba jelly into the cup.

Time to add your boba topping into the cup. Don’t forget to add them before you finish your vanilla latte bubble tea. Adding them last can create spillage. Using a spoon to add them is a good way to keep them from splashing everywhere.

5. Prepare and add your frothed milk.

Prepare your frothed milk, and add it to your boba tea vanilla latte. Whole milk froths the best because of the extra fats, almond milk is a good dairy free choice if you’re lactose intolerant. This also goes well with the vanilla latte.

There are many ways to froth milk.

  • It can be placed into a jar, shaken for 20 seconds, and placed into the microwave for 60 seconds (the lid would have to be removed first before it goes in).
  • A small electronic whisk can be used to froth the milk. Use a separate cup and heat the milk in the microwave first, then take the whisk and place it at the bottom of the cup and whisk until frothed.
  • Use an Areoccino to place the milk in, press the button, and watch the magic happen. This is good if you plan on doing a lot of frothing in the future.

6. Enjoy your Homemade Starbucks Bubble Tea Vanilla Latte

Enjoy your boba! A boba straw is the best way to drink this, or to enjoy the vanilla latte as is, then consume the topping at the end with a spoon.

If you want to make this into an iced latte, then add plenty of ice into the drink after doing step 4, then follow along the rest of the steps. Too little ice will result in a warm latte instead of iced, so make sure you add a lot.

How To Make Starbucks Vanilla Latte Boba With Milk Tea

To make this Starbucks copycat vanilla latte into a milk tea, just simply add milk tea powder to the milk before mixing it into the latte. This will make it a milk tea. Use around 3 tablespoons of the powder, mix it in well into the milk.

Another way is to use half of the milk required to make the Latte, and exchange it with tea instead. All of the loose tea leaf flavors to choose from are found in the loose tea leaf section. There are many combinations that can be made to create some awesome tea flavored lattes.

The milk would be frothed as normal, and the tea can be poured into the cup after adding the espresso.

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