Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is the liquid sweetner used in all Bubble tea drinks. It is used both to cover the tapioca pearl and sweeten the drink. You can use all white sugar for fruit flavored drinks and green tea base drinks. It can be easily made diabetic but substituting Splenda for the sugar in the recipe. This is how I make it but not everyone is okay with Splenda. This recipe has been borrowed from


  1. Mix sugar and water in a large pot.
  2. Cook at Medium High heat.
  3. When sugar dissolves and the mixture boils remove from heat.
  4. Let cool and refrigerate or serve.
Most Helpful

I used this syrup for shaved ice with condensed milk and rice cakes and fruit, and it was amazing. I decreased the amount using the same ratio and it was perfect. Thanks for the recipe!

fiberopticlightshow June 24, 2009

Thank you for posting exact measurements. Every other recipe listed the ingredients as "parts" and each one was different. Thanks, I'm going to make Chai Bubble Tea now.

Mary Close May 09, 2008