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thai tea panna cotta with brown sugar boba

Recipe by @punikasayshi of @featuresofcomfort


i’m back again with some cozy flavors to welcome fall! what’s better than the warm aromatics of thai tea infused with the rounded sweetness of evaporated milk, served in a cutie tea cup? the answer is nothing, but wait! what if it comes in the form of a silky smooth panna cotta? well, i’ve died and gone to thai heaven!

i really had fun messing around with my favorite childhood drink, the thai milk tea or ชาเย็น (“cha-yen” literally means “cold tea”), can be overly sweet as a drink as i’ve gotten older, but it is perfect turned into a dessert! even better, i decided to top it off with some chewy brown sugar boba (which you can make from scratch but life is short so I’m going with the ready-made kind) and a cheeky drizzle of condensed milk for good measure. 


(serves approx. 2-4)


  • 2 cups of water
  • 4 tsp of thai tea leaves
  • 1 1/4 cup of evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (or extract)
  • 1 packet of gelatin
  • 1/4 salt
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar tapioca pearls (optional)
  • sweetened condense milk (to drizzle)


  1. bring 1 3/4 cup of water to a boil and add in the tea tea leaves, cover and bring down to medium heat for 5 minutes, then bring down to simmer for at least 30 minutes. taste for strength, it should be strong and aromatic!
  2. filter out the leaves with a fine mesh sieve. place the tea back into the pot and add evaporated milk on medium heat. stir from time to time to avoid the milk cooking.
  3. meanwhile dissolve gelatin in remaining 1/4 cup of water. when the milk tea mixture starts to bubble on the sides, add in sugar, salt, vanilla paste, and gelatin mixture. stir until all the sugar has dissolved.
  4. pour mixture into serving cups through a fine mesh sieve for extra silkiness! make sure there are no bubbles remaining on the surface. allow to cool for 10 minutes and place in fridge for at least 2 hours or until set.
  5. if you want a little something extra for decorating, add in some boba! follow the instructions on the brown sugar tapioca pearl package.
  6. once the boba pearls are done, sprinkle a generous amount of brown sugar over them and mix until the sugar has dissolved and gives a glossy syrupy look to the boba
  7. once the panna cotta has set, spoon the boba and brown sugar syrup on top, finish with a cutie drizzle of sweetened condensed milk and, voila! you’ve made yourself a thai tea panna cotta!

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