Winter melon is the latest flavor to hit the streets, and this guide will explore why it’s become so popular.
Winter melon milk tea combines elements of both sweet and savory foods into one drink that will keep you coming back for more.
It isn’t hard to make either!
So let’s get started!
Wintermelon Milk Tea Ingredients
The recipe calls for the following ingredients:
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 2 cups of milk
- 3 teaspoons of matcha powder (green tea powder)
Wintermelon Milk Tea Preparation
You can use either canned or fresh winter melon. If you buy the melon in its natural form, it will come in tough skin that needs to be removed.
We recommend using a food processor if you’re unfamiliar with cutting up winter melons. That makes the process simpler and less stressful.
The winter melon needed for this recipe depends on how much tea you want to make.
The more watermelon used, the stronger your tea will be since there are more juices within its flesh.
The amount listed here is enough for two servings (about one cup).
Milk tea powder
Milk tea powder is a blend of tea leaves, sugar, and milk. You can find it in the tea section of most grocery stores and online.
Milk tea powder differs from teabags because it contains less leaf material and therefore has a lighter flavor than regular black or green tea.
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Because of its mild taste, it’s often used to make bubble tea drinks.
This popular style combines sweetened condensed milk with fruit syrup or other flavors like taro root (which gives the drink an earthy aroma).
Water (4 cups)
The amount of water you use will depend on the size of your winter melon. If you don’t have a large winter melon, then cut the water in half to 2 cups and add an extra 1/2 teaspoon of sugar.
Sugar To Taste
You can add as much or as little sugar to your tea. If you like sweet tea, start with 1/4 cup and taste it.
If not, then adjust the sugar amount up or down. You can also use honey or agave nectar instead of sugar.
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Milk to taste
The amount of milk you add to your tea will be up to you, as it depends on personal preference. Milk is a good source of calcium and can also be used to make various other drinks.
To make your ice, start by freezing water in an airtight plastic container for at least three hours.
Once frozen, break the ice into chunks and blend it until powdery or coarsely crushed.
This will make your ice less icy (and easier to drink). Add the ice to your milk tea before serving or pour it over individual drinks after pouring out some of the tea.
You Can Make Wintermelon Milk Tea With Few Ingredients
Winter melon is a fruit used in many Asian countries, including Taiwan and China. It has a sweet, milky flavor that pairs well with tea.
You can make wintermelon milk tea with very few ingredients. Just some fresh winter melon, water, sugar, and tea leaves (preferably oolong).
Wintermelon Milk Tea Recipe:
- 1/2 cup fresh wintermelon juice
- 3 cups water + more if needed
- 2-3 tablespoons sugar (less if you like it less sweet)
To brew your tea: add the water to a pot and bring it to a boil. Add the oolong tea leaves and simmer for 5 minutes.
Then cover and remove from heat for 15 minutes or until fragrant. Strain through cheesecloth or sieve into individual mugs or glasses. Add sugar as desired!
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There you have it: a simple recipe for wintermelon milk tea. It’s easy to make and delicious! If you want to try other kinds of tea, check out our other articles!