Rainbow jelly boba is a fun bubble milk tea topping that adds a unique flavour and texture beyond traditional boba pearls. Our homemade recipe is an excellent option for anyone craving a convenient and aesthetic treat. In addition, you can save yourself a little money and a few calories!
We've had our fair share of trial and error on this topping. So, we'll share with you the best way to make this bubble tea topping at home.
We will also show you what ingredients you will need to make some great healthier substitutes. Finally, we will share our own tips to help you make the texture of these lovely toppings just right. Continue reading to learn how to make rainbow jelly boba for your bubble tea.
What is Rainbow Jelly Boba Made Of?
This rainbow jelly topping recipe is made from coconut jelly chunks and fruit juices for colouring and flavour. For example, juices may include mango, orange, or any other fruit you enjoy.
You can also use our grass jelly or crystal jelly recipes to vary the colours in the topping. However, in this article, we will be using coconut for the recipe. This is mainly because it is easy to use, provides a pleasant texture, and is relatively low in sugar content. However, all three of these options have a reasonable chewy quality that remains consistent!
What Does Rainbow Jelly Boba Taste Like?
Rainbow boba has a chewy and jelly-like texture with a rich coconut flavour. However, you can also find options that taste like passion fruit, strawberry, and even pineapple. Of course, the taste depends on the fruit from which you make it.
Please note that even though the word jelly is used, the recipe lacks gelatin. Therefore, our recipe is 100% vegan-friendly.
The calories in this topper are around 70 calories per serving. However, this will vary depending on what fruits you may use. It contains about 16 grams of carbs, one gram of protein, and minimal fat!
Rainbow Jelly Boba Ingredients
You need only a few simple ingredients to make this delicious drink topper. The complete list of items that you'll need when cooking this jelly boba includes:
- Cold water for mixing
- Coconut meat i.e. the flesh of the fruit
- A preferred fruit juice (orange, mango, coconut, pomegranate, etc.) to add the rainbow jelly boba flavour
- Honey (optional)
If you intend to reduce your calorie count or minimise your sugar intake, reduce the honey. The rainbow boba should have a sweet enough taste without the honey.
You can add more fruit juice if you want a healthy sugar alternative. Typically, avoiding added sugar with this recipe is best because it may make it far too sweet or even harden the jelly.
Artificial food colouring may be a good option for some people, though natural options work well if you want to avoid chemicals. For example, grinding spinach into a liquid can create a natural green food dye you can use in your boba.
Note that you may affect the taste this way, so use tastes that naturally go well together. For example, coffee jelly may work well with chocolate as a natural food dye!
If you plan on making this drink topper for your next tea and need a little help, consider reading through our tips. These tricks will improve your experience and result in an even better taste:
- Prepare your natural food dye in advance to enhance your preparation time
- Consider adding coconut water to your boba to add more flavour
- Use different fruit flesh in separate recipes to create more diverse tastes
- Try adding your jelly with a creamy milk tea to boost its overall flavour and consistency
Rainbow Jelly Boba Recipe
- 2 tablespoon coconut chunks
- ⅔ cup preferred juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ¼ cup cold water
- Pour a one-quarter cup of cold water into a small mixing bowl
- Add two tablespoons of coconut meat to the mixing bowl and let it soften for 30-60 seconds
- Whisk three tablespoons of honey and two-thirds cups of your preferred juice into the cup with the water and coconut
- Put your jelly mix into a refrigerator-safe container and chill for at least an hour. For the best results keep them in the fridge overnight.
- Remove the refrigerated pan and cut the hardened jelly into one-quarter-inch cubes
- Place the cubes in the bottom one-quarter of a serving glass and pour your tea over the top of the cubes. Serve and enjoy your rainbow jelly boba!
Calories have been calculated using an online calculator. Nutritional information offered on Honest Food Talks is for general information purposes and are only rough estimations.
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