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  • Vietnamese Watermelon “Boba” Tea

    Ingredients

    2 Portions

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Watermelon, red, cut into ½ x 6 x 6” slabs
      1 ea.
    • Watermelon, yellow, cut into ½ x 6 x 6” slabs
      1 ea.
    • Green tea leaves
      ½ cup
    • Condensed milk, can of
      ½ ea.
    • Ice
      1½ - 2 cups
    • Mint sprigs
      4 ea.

    Method

    1. Place watermelon slabs into cryovac bags and compress at 99%. Remove from bags.
    2. With a small Parisian knife or miniature melon baller, scoop out watermelon “boba” into ¼- inch balls until you have 1 cup.
    3. Puree and strain the remaining watermelon scraps.
    4. Place 4 cups of the watermelon juice into a pot and reduce by half, skimming off any foam that forms.
    5. Add 4 cups of water and ½ cup green tea leaves into another pot, heat to a simmer.
    6. Remove from heat and strain. Cool slightly.
    7. In a pitcher filled with ice, add the reduced watermelon juice, tea, and condensed milk. Mix vigorously.
    8. Pour the watermelon tea into the cups.
    9. Place ½ cup of “boba” into each of 2 glasses.
    10. Garnish with mint sprigs.