Wednesday, October 1, 2008


On the 1st My moms blog party began. I told my mom I would come up with an interesting drink for her Halloween Blog Party at her blog Cottage in the Country. It is definitely going to be a good time with plenty of Halloween party ideas. Your all invited so be sure to stop on by.

The drink I came up with is "Pumpkin Spice Bubble Tea". If you have never heard of bubble tea here is a run down of what it is. First off it is not real tea and has no tea in it. Bubble tea is basically an thin sweet shake with large tapioca pearls in it that you drink through a Fat Straw. The tapioca pearls are chewy like gummy bears.

I thought this would be fun for Halloween because a lot of people still haven't heard of Bubble Tea and you could tell them that the large black bubbles floating around in their drink was something like "Eye of Newt" or something creepy.

If you decide to make this you will need to find a place that sells the supplies you need special Fat Straws and Large Instant Tapioca Pearls. I chose to get my supplies and it was under $20.00. I would recommend buying extra straws they work really well for any kind of homemade shakes and you will have a lot of tapioca left over to experiment with.

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Pumpkin Spice Bubble Tea

Drink Base:

29 oz. Can Pumpkin
4 oz. Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 C. Sugar
2 t. Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 t. Vanilla
1/8 t. Salt.

Bubbles Tapioca Pearls:
1 C. Large Instant Tapioca Pearls
3 C. Water or Apple Juice
1/4 C. Brown Sugar

Drink Base Instructions.
combine all ingredients in a large sauce pan. Mix the base over medium heat until it begins to boil. Remove from heat and let cool. Can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge.

Bubbles Tapioca Pearls:
Bring water or apple juice and brown sugar to a boil. Add large tapioca pearls let return to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Take off the stove and let stand until ready. Must be prepared no more than 45 minutes prior to serving. If the tapioca pearls sit to long the become had on the inside or gel together.

Get your drinking glasses ready put 10-12 of the tapioca pearls in the bottom of a few clear drinking glasses.

Now you are ready for the blender!!!

Combine in blender:
1 C. Pumpkin Base
1 C. Milk
2 C. Ice

Blend on high until completely smooth remove from the blender and pour into clear drinking glasses with 10-12 tapioca pearls and a small amount of tapioca liquid in the bottom. Garnish with whip cream and a dash of nutmeg on top. Enjoy!!!

Let me know if you like it