How To Make Instant Boba with a Microwave

While we still recommend making in on the stove, in a pinch, you can use a microwave to cook your boba.  Follow our recipe, except in Step 1, put 1/2* cup water and boba in a large mug** and microwave on high for roughly two (for higher power microwaves) to two and a half (for lower power models) minutes.  It will be very hot so be careful when handling.  Add 1/2 cup more water and microwave for 30 more seconds.  Proceed with Step 2 of the recipe.

 

* In case you are wondering why we don't add the whole cup of water in the beginning, the reduced amount of water delivers more heat to the boba cooking them faster.

** ~20 oz or 2.5 cup capacity.  The water will bubble over in smaller mugs.