This super simple “tea” recipe is one of my childhood favorites — my mom would make it to warm us up after we’d come in from playing out in the snow. But it’s great to sip on while sitting by the fireplace when you’re home this holiday season, or to keep you warm and cozy in your dorm. This is also a nice alternative to traditional teas if that’s not really what you’re into.

3-Ingredient Pearl Tea

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1 mug
  • Easy


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Step 1

    Measure out the milk.

    #SpoonTip: This can be made dairy free by using soy, almond, or cashew milk.

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  • Step 2

    Pour the milk into a microwaveable mug.

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  • Step 3

    Add water to the mug with the milk.

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  • Step 4

    Measure out the sugar. Feel free to use more or less, depending on your sweetness preference.

    #SpoonTip: You can also use honey to sweeten it.

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  • Step 5

    Add in the sugar and mix everything together.

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  • Step 6

    Microwave it in increments of 30 seconds, stirring in between, until it is heated to the temperature of your liking.

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  • Step 7

    Now curl up with a good book or Netflix and enjoy.