Most people need their morning pick-me-up to get the day started right. There's a Starbucks on every corner and caffeine "shots" are sold in convenience stores everywhere. Even Mountain Dew is getting in on the action with its new KickStart "breakfast" drink (whatever that means). With a whopping 5% real fruit juice!
While it's easy to make fun of water with "electrolytes," there's actually some science behind it. Despite the name, electrolyte-enhanced water isn't all that high-tech, it mostly means that it's been infused with vitamins and minerals such as potassium and sodium, which are very helpful in preventing dehydration. Unfortunately, electrolyte water isn't especially cheap, and compared to the tap, it's downright expensive. Luckily, there's a few recipes out there that can help you mix your own e...
Apple chai-der is a delicious blend of the two most delicious fall beverages, apple cider and chai tea. The drink starts off with regular apple cider, then kicks things up a notch with warm spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove.
Moringa oleifera is one of the most rich sources of nutrients and vitamins that our body needs. It is rich in calcium, potassium, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, and iron. Moringa can be prepared as a vegetable or included in soups, but mostly just the leaves and fruits are used. Others prefer to drink it as tea.
Place your coffee beans in a metal plate over a heating source. Push the beans around with a utensil. Push them continuously so they do not burn. After a while, they should begin to change color from hay yellow to a more blackish color. Once the coffee beans are mostly black (a few dark brown are ok) grind your beans into a powder. Separately boil some water in a kettle. After the water begins to boil, add desired amount of sugar and coffee powder. The more coffee you use the stronger it will...
Save your soda from going flat. The last drink will be as good as the first, even with 2 or 3 liter drinks!
Love espresso but don't feel like giving your arm and leg to Starbucks? Well, your prayers have been answered! This great video details the steps needed to make an amazing Cafe' Cortado. I can see it now, you're salivating, and your wallet is thanking you too!
Today we show you how to froth milk for Coffee or Cappuccinos. Frothing milk is So Easy A Guy Can Do It!
This video will show you how to make a great banana smoothie. The ingredients include ice, sugar, bananas etc.
This video shows us how to make distilled water for your carnivorous plants, such as a Venus Fly Trap.
Serious Eats' Burger Lab offers an extensive guide to making sliders at home. For those who have not sampled the beloved American classic, a slider is NOT just a mini hamburger. Nope, there's much more to it than that.
This how-to video demonstrates methods for breaking up a Puerh tea cake. Puer tea cake refers to a type of Chinese tea for drinking, and not cake served at tea time. Watch and learn how simple it is to break up a hard Puerh tea cake with a letter opener.
Every kid has had a lemonade stand. It's a child's first glimpse at responsibility and making a living, but the lemonade in this video isn't your typical lemonade stand variety. This is more like a slushy than a drink. This is a great summertime treat your guests will love, but remind them to drink it slowly to avoid that inevitable “cold headache.” John Verlinden of Mucho Gusto shares a favorite pitcher-style drink with plenty to go around. Fresh-squeezed lemon juice is the star with just a ...
Fill half a cup with water or slightly more than half a cup since some water will evaporate on boiling. Pour this water in a steel vessel.
American Bartenders School shows how to make a Shirely Temple mixed drink cocktail recipe. You will need grenadine and lemon lime soda (7 Up or Sprite). Learn how to mix a Shirley Temple non-alcoholic cocktail by watching this video beverage-making tutorial.
Got a sniffling nose, congested chest, and plenty o' coughs? We don't blame you. Winter is officially cold season, and with all the crowd-filled parties and shopping malls you'll be at, airborne disease risk is at an all-time high.
Watch as Luci Lock demonstrates how to make a raw green tea soda. Its much healthier than the store bought kind and a lot less expensive.
Sure, you can buy it at the store, but homemade soy milk is not only easy, it's delicious. See how to turn a bag of uncooked soy beans into fresh soy milk. Flavor with orange, ginger, or vanilla.
Latte art is a fun, creative way to spice up your average cup of joe. Watch this video to practice your latte art with steamed soapy water. First, pour a drop of dish soap into a latte making cup. then using the espresso machine fill it with hot water. Use the espresso machine to help steam and mix the soap, as if it were a latte. It will turn into a white, frothy substance. Then pour the soapy water into a coffee mug. Use the latte cup's guide to make sure you pour at the right angle. Watch ...
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In this video host David takes us through how to make a rich homemade Bailey's Irish cream. In quite a jovial way our host begins to run down the ingredients for us, while placing each into a blender (double cream, a very thick full fat whole cream -- chocolate syrup -- instant coffee powder -- whiskey). Then, after blending it for 10 seconds or so, and stirring, you add a bit of regular plain old milk, and continue to blend. And what's next after that? Tasting! With a delicious dessert, and ...
If you want to start the party out right, you have to impress the crowd with your awesome bartending skills. While lighting cocktails on fire is a nice way to warm up the crowd, it's been done by thousands of bartenders across the globe. Plus, if you're not careful, you could end up like this guy:
Are you sick of how long it takes for ice to freeze? Need to get cubes faster? This video will show you how to prepare water so that is freezes faster.
This tutorial video will teach you to make Japanese plum syrup and plum wine, also known as Umeshu and Ume Syrup.
Ingredients: 2-3 cups sago
Casein is a protein that is found in milk. Groups of casein normally float around in milk without bonding. These groupings have a negative charge. The acidity of the Red Bull causes the negative charges on the casein groupings to become neutralized. Instead of pushing each other apart, the casein starts to clump together causing the milk to curdle and form solid matter.
Coffee helps make the world go round. Well not exactly, but it does help add a bit of energy to those who are finding an eight hour work day to be a tad bit overwhelming. Out of all the different types of coffee out there, this particular video will focus on Vietnamese coffee. It will show you how to make it by using a French press. Enjoy!
Want to make a chai latte like a champion barista? There are few skills as sure to win you friends as being able to make a really excellent cup of coffee. And all it takes to make a really great cup of coffee is knowledge of the proper technique, knowledge that can be won by watching free video coffee making lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started making this coffee drink yourself, watch this video guide.
To program your DirecTV remote for your XBox you will need to find your programming codes. Press menu on your remote and scroll down to parental fav's and setups, then system setup, select remote control, and program remote. You can use either AV1 or AV2 both should work. Then you will choose DVD, and then select the brand for your 360 and your program codes will come up. Put your TV in AVI mode and press your menu and select button at the same time. The lights at the top of the remote should...
How many of us actually drink enough water? It's one of the easiest ways to improve your health, but most people don't get nearly as much as they should. We've grown so accustomed to soda, coffee, and sugary juices that water just seems bland by comparison. That's why drinks like VitaminWater are so popular. They're marketed as being just like water, but better tasting and with even more vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and antioxidants. Who wouldn't want all the benefits of drinking water a...
Milk has a notoriously short shelf life, but you need it for so many things! How can you make sure that it stay fresh for as long as you need it to? Well, you can only buy as much milk as you need as you need it, or you can do like they do in this video and put salt in it, which will make it last longer.
Sanjay Thumma teaches the secret of making north and south Indian buttermilk from curd. For the south Indian type finely chop down some green chilies, curry leaves, coriander and a crushed piece of ginger. Use some roasted cumin and roll it down to powder it as shown. Blend a cup of curd with 2 cups of water and add a pinch of salt to it. Finally add all other ingredients to the buttermilk to complete it in south Indian style. Now for the north Indian style add some cumin powder and chaat mas...
Learn how to make the world's best instant iced tea using the 3-4-5 method. Just in time for summer, but great all year around. Enjoy this refreshing iced tea recipe that ready in three minutes.
A nostalgic throwback to the soda shoppes of yore. To make this delicious shake, you will need: 1 cup of whole milk, 8 ounces of chocolate ice cream, 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate syrup or fudge topping, whipped cream and a blender. Make the classic chocolate milkshake like a malt shop used to do.
If you're still drinking tea from water infused with a dinky little tea bag then you're not really drinking tea at all. In fact, drinking tea from a tea bag you get at Ralph's is equivalent to eating a burger and fries at a fast food joint and thinking it's real food.
In this how to video of we learn the basics of teas: Where do the different teas come from? and how do you properly brew a perfect pot of tea? Dr. Tea also makes a special note that you can brew caffeine free tea from caffeinated tea leaves. Watch and learn.
When having a large dinner party or family gathering, having a coffee station set up saves the Host/hostess a lot of busy work. Guests like getting their own beverages rather than having to ask for one, and the coffee station is the key solution. Plus, one can serve several kinds of coffee and even tea at the same station.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make Bedouin tea. This is great to have between friends, and customary to serve in Egypt when visitors come over. First, light a fire with wood, then fill a pot with water and place it over a fire. After this, place the water inside a tea kettle, then wash the cups. Refill the pot with water and tea, and put it back onto the fire. Now, add sugar to the tea kettle and pour the tea over it when it starts to boil. After this, swirl the tea around in the kettle, ...
Addicted to the soft serve ice cream shakes sold at McDonalds? This how to video tutorial will teach you how to make an exact replica of the McFlurrys you buy at McDonalds in under 5 minutes. Watch and learn how simple it is to mix up. Use Oreo cookies and M&Ms or mix in your favorite candy into the McFlurry.
Some would say that Turkish coffee is the best coffee in the world, and then some would go even further and state that Armenian Turkish coffee is the best coffee in the world. Well, that's exactly what this video is about, Armenian-style coffee, and you'll learn just how to make it.