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Oreo milk tea boba features delicious cookies and cream flavor with chewy brown sugar-sweetened tapioca pearls. It’s not as heavy as a milkshake, but it’s lusciously creamy and sweet enough to satisfy a dessert craving. And it’s easy to make at home with no special equipment needed!

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I first had Oreo milk tea a few years ago when I lived in Alexandria, Virginia. I was about 10 minutes away from Annandale, which is home to the area’s largest Korean population. Boba is originally from Taiwan, but it’s a popular beverage in Korean cafés. I used to love exploring this neighborhood, which has so many charming cafés, restaurants, and food halls.

One of my favorite spots was a bubble tea shop where you could order just about any flavor you could think of. No, really. If you could dream it up, odds are this place had it on their menu.

One day when I was in the mood for something sweet, I decided to try their Oreo milk tea. And I don’t regret it for a single second, lol. I’ve seen this flavor of bubble tea on many boba restaurant menus since then, but I haven’t ordered it again. Not long ago I had a random craving for it, and I decided to make it at home.

I couldn’t wait to share this delicious drink with you!

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Why You’ll Love Oreo Milk Tea

  • It’s not too sweet. This drink is just sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth, but not so sweet that it’ll make your teeth hurt. It’s the perfect middle ground!
  • If you like the cookies and cream flavor profile, you’ll love this. It has a balanced creamy chocolate flavor, thanks to Oreo cookies.
  • And if boba is your thing, this is a fun recipe to try! Chewy tapioca pearls with hints of licorice and brown sugar pair really well with the flavor of Oreos.
  • Last but not least, if you buy boba drinks out, you’ll save so much money by making this at home – and it couldn’t be easier!

Easy Oreo Boba Recipe

I explain the ingredients we use in this section. For the full recipe (including ingredient amounts), please see the recipe card below.

Oreo Milk Tea Ingredients

  • Oreo cookies – I used regular Oreo cookies, but you can use any flavor you like. The only thing I don’t recommend is Double-Stuf Oreo cookies because the filling makes the drink lumpy (unless the lumps don’t bother you or you don’t mind straining it)
  • Strong black tea – this is optional; you can swap it out for any type of tea (or even cold brew coffee) you like, or simply use more milk instead
  • Plain unsweetened milk – I use whole milk because that’s what I keep on hand, but you can use any type of milk you like (including vegan plant-based milks)
  • Simple syrup – this is a mixture of sugar and water; you can easily make it at home or buy it pre-made
  • Ice cubes – to keep this iced bubble tea drink cool
  • Cooked boba – if you aren’t sure how to cook boba, check out my article on How to Make Bubble Tea, which has step-by-step instructional photos. This is the type of boba I have used for years, and it’s available on Amazon
  • Whipped cream – you can use 1/4 cup of whipped cream or instead whip 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream yourself

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Blend:

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Add 4 Oreo cookies, the tea (if using), milk, and simple syrup to a blender, and blend until smooth. Strain the mixture if you want it super smooth (otherwise the filling will make it lumpy).

But you don’t have to use a blender! If you don’t feel like dirtying the blender, all you have to do is add the Oreo cookies and liquids to a glass and let it sit for about a minute. Use a fork to mash the cookies and help them dissolve in the milk (remember that the filling won’t fully dissolve in milk, even if you use a blender!).

Step 2: Assemble the Drink:

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Add the ice to a glass, then the boba, and then the Oreo milk mixture.

Top with the whipped cream and remaining Oreo cookie.

Serve immediately.

How to Make Boba

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If you’re new to cooking boba, please see How to Make Bubble Tea for step-by-step photo instructions (and lots of tips and tricks!). This is the type of boba I have used for years, and it’s available on Amazon.

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Oreo Milk Tea FAQs

What Does Oreo Milk Tea Taste Like?

It tastes like Oreo cookies in liquid form! Of course with the added bonus of sweet, chewy, dark brown-sugar sweetened tapioca pearls.

I wouldn’t say this cookies and cream boba tastes like an Oreo milkshake because the texture is different. This drink is a lot thinner than a milkshake, and not as sweet. However, Oreo milk tea boba is still creamy, satisfying, and delicious in its own right!

What Type of Oreos Can I Use?

I used regular Oreo cookies, but you can use any flavor of Oreos that you like!

The only thing is, I would avoid using Double-Stuf Oreo cookies unless you don’t mind straining the mixture (or unless you mind mind lumps) because the filling doesn’t mix fully into the milk.

Is Oreo Bubble Tea Caffeinated?

That’s up to you! You can make it with tea, which will add caffeine (depending on the type of tea you use). Or you can make it with all milk to make it caffeine-free. (Which makes it the perfect treat for kids!)

What is the Best Type of Tea for Bubble Tea?

You can use any type of tea you like for bubble tea. Black tea and green tea are popular options for making Oreo boba. My personal favorite is black tea because its flavor blends really well here.

Also, you can use cold brew coffee instead of tea to make Oreo milk tea!

front view of oreo boba in glass topped with whipped cream and oreo cookie

How Do I Make Simple Syrup?

It’s really easy to make simple syrup to use as the sweetener for this recipe!

To make homemade simple syrup:

  1. To make about 2 tablespoons of simple syrup, combine 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar and 2 tablespoons filtered water in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, and then boil for 15 seconds.
  3. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature before using.

Do I Need a Blender to Make This?

No, my friends. You don’t need any fancy equipment at all to make this cookies and cream boba, which is every bit as delicious as anything you’d find in a bubble tea café or boba shop!

Now you’re probably wondering how do I make Oreo milk tea without a blender?! It couldn’t be easier.

You know how Oreos disintegrate when you leave them in milk a little too long? Well, we can use that to our advantage here!

And get ready to have your mind blown. Did you know that the best dunking time for an Oreo cookie has been the subject of a scientific study? Yup, it’s true. Researchers at Utah State University found that four seconds was optimal. You can read more about the Oreo study on Chicago’s Very Own WGN9. (And how much fun does it sound like that study was, right?!)

So, if we leave Oreos in milk for longer than that, say 10 seconds or even 30 seconds, they turn to complete mush! At that point, you can use a fork to mash the disintegrated cookie to help it dissolve into the milk (but remember that Oreo filling won’t fully dissolve into milk, even if you use a blender). You’re left with Oreo milk, which is perfect for making Oreo boba!

overhead view of cookies and cream drink with boba and oreo cookies

Do I Have to Strain Oreo Milk to Make it Into Oreo Boba Tea?

Nope! It’s totally your call.

The filling in Oreos doesn’t blend completely (even when you use a high-speed blender such as Vitamix!). This means that if you don’t strain the liquid, it will have the lumps from the Oreo filling. It doesn’t affect the flavor at all, it’s more for aesthetics.

More Boba (Bubble Tea) Recipes to Make

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Oreo Milk Tea Recipe (aka Oreo Boba)

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Oreo milk tea boba features delicious cookies and cream flavor with chewy brown sugar-sweetened tapioca pearls. It’s not as heavy as a milkshake, but it’s lusciously creamy and sweet enough to satisfy a dessert craving. And it’s easy to make at home with no special equipment needed!

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Ingredients
 

  • 5 Oreo cookies divided into 4 + 1
  • 1/4 cup black tea brewed strong and cooled (optional, or you can use more milk)
  • 3/4 cup plain unsweetened milk any kind of milk you like
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup more or less to taste
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup cooked boba tapioca pearls (see Notes)
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream

Instructions
 

  • Add 4 Oreo cookies, the tea (if using), milk, and simple syrup to a blender, and blend until smooth. Strain the mixture if you want it super smooth (otherwise the filling will make it lumpy).
  • Add the ice to a glass, then the boba, and then the Oreo milk mixture.
  • Top with the whipped cream and remaining Oreo cookie.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • How to Cook Boba: If you don’t know how to cook boba, check out my article on How to Make Bubble Tea for step-by-step photo instructions (and lots of tips and tricks!). This is the type of boba I have used for years, and it’s available on Amazon.
  • To Make Oreo Boba Milk Tea Without a Blender: Simply add the Oreo cookies and liquids to a glass and let it sit for 1 minute. Use a fork to mash the cookies and help them dissolve in the milk (remember that the filling won’t fully dissolve in milk, even if you use a blender!).
  • Sweetness Level: If you’re thinking this drink might be too sweet, it’s surprisingly not as sweet as it might seem. When I was developing this recipe, I first made it without any added sweetener, and then with just 1 tablespoon of simple syrup. It was surprisingly bland! The final version uses 2 tablespoons of simple syrup, which was perfect.

To Make Homemade Simple Syrup:

  1. To make about 2 tablespoons of simple syrup, combine 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar and 2 tablespoons filtered water in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, and then boil for 15 seconds.
  3. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 807kcal | Carbohydrates: 150g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Calcium: 277mg | Iron: 10mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Taiwanese
Keyword: Cookies and Cream Boba, Oreo Boba, Oreo Boba Tea, Oreo Bubble Tea, Oreo Milk Tea, Oreo Milk Tea Recipe

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