This article go over how to air fry and make delicious taro milk tea. It is one of the best flavors for boba drinks, and the taro works really well in drinks. Air frying drinks like this for bubble tea is a convenient way of making the base of boba drinks, since it already involves making them with heat to begin with anyway. The heat is involved mainly when making the tea and tapioca pearls.
This is a better way that I have discovered for making milk tea drinks, as opposed to cooking it on the stove. It is faster and easier because it saves time from having to wait for the water to heat on the stove when making the tea.
Air frying the milk tea also seems to draw out a richer flavor from the tea that really makes the taro milk tea really good. It makes the overall taste of the drink more natural, even when using powders to mix the drinks to add the flavoring.
The loose tea leaves along with the surface of the mixture begins air frying, and depending on the flavor used, it forms a skin on the surface of the liquid. This skin can then be mixed back into the mixture itself, creating a richer flavor. My guess is that everything in the drink mixes better when it is air fried.
Here we will cover how to make taro milk tea, taro milk, and taro tea by air frying.
How To Make Taro Milk Tea Through Air Frying
Here is the equipment needed to air fry taro milk tea:
- An air fryer.
- A loaf pan.
- Measuring cup.
- Measuring spoon.
- A tea strainer or mesh strainer.
- A drinking cup (16 ounces in size or more.
Ingredients needed to make a taro milk tea in an air fryer:
- 1 ounce of water.
- 3 tablespoons of taro flavoring powder.
- 1 tablespoon of loose tea leaves.
- 10 ounces of milk (whole milk, soy milk, or non-dairy creamer powder).
1. Put 1 ounce of water into the loaf pan.
Start by pouring 1 ounce of water into the loaf pan with your measuring cup.
2. Put 3 tablespoons of taro flavoring powder into the loaf pan.
3 tablespoons of the taro powder will be enough for the flavoring. It will air fry very well once it is inside of the air fryer.
3. Put 1 tablespoon of loose tea leaves into the loaf pan.
This amount of tea leaves is enough for the taro milk tea. If you wish to just make a taro milk, then just skip this step and leave out the loose tea leaves. The milk will be added later on.
4. Thoroughly mix it all together.
Make sure that all of the powder is thoroughly mixed in with the water when it is air fried. Make sure the sides/edges of the mixture are thoroughly mixed into the water as well. All of the tea leaves should be inside of the mixture as well.
5. Air fry the taro tea for 5 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Begin by placing the taro mix into the air fryer and then setting the temperature to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Air fry it for 5 minutes. The end result should be a bubbled up sizzling taro tea. This will make a taro skin on the surface, and all the tea leaves will sink into the taro.
6. Pour 12 ounces of milk into the pan.
Now it is time to add the milk. Pour in 12 ounces of whole milk or soy milk into the pan. If you are using non-dairy creamer powder, then pour in 12 ounces of water instead and add 3 tablespoons of non-dairy creamer to the pan. The non-dairy creamer is for the lactose intolerant.
If you want to keep this as a taro tea, then don’t add milk at all and just add 12 ounces of water.
7. Thoroughly mix everything together.
Thoroughly mix the contents of the pan together along with the air fried taro skin that formed on top of the taro tea before the milk or water was added. The tea leaves will be at the bottom of the pan, so make sure that they are properly stirred as well.
If you are using the non-dairy creamer powder, then it will require a little more mixing to get the creamer to mix in with the rest of the ingredients. Gently mix it in being careful not to stir too hard and spill anything outside of the pan.
The taro color will be darker because of the tea leaves extracted into the taro mixture.
8. Air fry the taro milk tea for another 10 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Start air frying the drink inside the pan again for another 10 minutes at the same temperature. Once the 10 minutes are up, the taro milk tea will be finished with the air fryer.
The taro milk tea at this point will have an even browner color to it, and the tea leaves will be finished air frying in the taro milk.
9. Cook your boba pearls.
If you wish to air fry the tapioca pearls inside of the air fryer, then do so. The boba pearls can be cooked before you start air frying the taro milk tea, but they need to go inside of the drinking cup before the taro milk tea is poured in the cup. The ice will go after the boba pearls, and finally, the taro milk tea mixture after it is strained. Do not pour the taro milk tea into the drinking cup until it has been strained first.
10. Strain the tea leaves out of the taro milk tea.
To get the loose tea leaves out of the taro milk tea, you will need to use a tea infuser from the beginning to keep them separated, or you will need to pour it over a mesh strainer. Set the mesh strainer over the drinking cup and pour the taro milk tea over it to strain out the loose tea leaves.