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Milk tea shake - a cheap way to cool down this Summer

| On 16, Apr 2013

This Summer, the heat is oozing high. Even if we are inside our house, the prickly heat is still felt. Best way to cool down? A refreshing drink.

Milk tea or Naicha is a simple drink composed of tea extract, milk and sugar. This was first served hot, but as time goes by it is now also served cold. In fast food chains, you can buy it in Chowking. This drink also comes in bottles that can be brought in convenient stores and groceries.

As far as I know a bottle (500 ml) of milk tea sold in convenient stores will cost you P40.00 or more. But, the thing is you can make your own. My recipe will cost you P54.00 for a pitcher or even more.

I also make it special by adding foam with the use of blender and tapioca pearls (sago) to add chewing effects.

Here are the ingredients:

  • 3 pieces Lipton yellow tea
  • 1 and 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 table spoon tapioca pearls
  • 5 cups crashed ice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. In a cup of boiling water, put the tea bag to extract the flavor. Let it stand for 10 minutes (tea extract).
  2. In a blender add the tea extract, milk and brown sugar. Let the blender run until all the ingredients combine.
  3. Add crashed ice and water, then let the blender do the work.
  4. Stop when foam formed.
  5. Add tapioca pearls for more flavor.
  6. Share.

Learn more the author of this post:

I am Ringo and allow me to say not an ordinary man. I've been working home base since 2009 and as of now, has no plans of returning to corporate. Web designer. Frustrated chef. Foodie. Good son (ehem!). Good father (to two labrador retrievers). And, a servant of God.


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