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How To: Make delicious orangeade with orange, lemon and lime juice

Orangeade is exactly what it sounds like: "Orange-ade". Which means it's not just your standard orange juice. It's that and so much more! In this video recipe, you'll learn just how to make this refreshing summer cool drink. Chloe Rosen pays tribute to her grandfather with this refreshing citrus beverage. Fresh-squeezed lemon and lime juice kick up the main ingredient of orange juice. Seltzer water for that necessary fizz, and just the right amount of sugar are added to the mix. Ribbons of mi...

How To: Make a caffè breve latte coffee drink with milk and espresso

Want to brew a caffè (or cafe) breve like a champion barista? This clip will show you how it's done. 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.

How To: Distill your own water at home

In this video, a man shows us a Do-it-yourself method of distilling water. You will need heat resistant containers, tubing, and a rubber washer. You need to run the tubing through the rubber washer, and place that on top of the heat resistant beaker. Then, you use a container (any will do, as long as it's bigger than the beaker) and cut 2 holes for the rubber tube to tunnel through the container. Next, you add ice water to the now tunneled container, and run the tubing to the last container t...

How To: Make mulled cider for Thanksgiving

Nothing takes the chill out of a brisk night like mulled cider, this winter favorite. You will need apple cider, cinnamon sticks, brown sugar, cloves, and allspice. Optional: rum, whiskey or brandy. Enjoy this holiday recipe for mulled cider.

How To: Make a Caffè Americano coffee drink with hot water and espresso

Want to make a Caffè Americano 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.

How To: Make apple cider lemonade

In this video, we learn from Food Network mixologist Miguel Aranda how to put a delicious spin on two classic juice drinks. Not quite as simple as Apple Cider Lemonade sounds, Miguel takes us through each ingredient (the expected, the cider and lemonade, but also lots of nice touches, like star fruit for an extra zing, and fresh ginger and tea to round out the flavor). Miguel takes us through the thought process, and explains to us the intricate taste. This video will have you all set for you...

How To: Make a Mc Donald's McFlurry at home

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.

How To: Blend a raw aloe vera smoothie

Raw dishes often entail food that is unprocessed and uncooked. This how-to video will show you great raw recipes to make at home. Watch and learn how to prepare a raw aloe smoothie. All you need for this refreshingly raw drink is: aloe, banana, water, agave, cacao powder, chocolate bliss powder, coconut oil, and cinnamon. Try this healthy alternative to any other type of smoothie.

How To: Make fresh & raw pomegranate & orange juice

This video talks about juices and how you can make one without a juicer. Juices are a great way of getting vitamins and antioxidants. In order to make this juice, you should have a citrus press. You will also need five of six fresh oranges and one large pomegranate. Slice the oranges in half and put each half through the citrus press. Next, slice the pomegranate in half and put that through the citrus press. Mix the solution together and pour into a glass. If you find that the drink is to swe...

How To: Make cinnamon ginger tea

In this video, we learn how to make homemade cinnamon ginger tea. You will need cinnamon, ginger root, a cutting board, knife, potato peeler, saucepan, water and pitcher. First, heat saucepan up and boil water (a water bottle full). Next, throw in your cinnamon stick. Leave this simmering and then grab your ginger root and potato peeler. Peel your ginger root and slice it into thin slices (like an onion). Once your water and cinnamon is boiling, add in your ginger slices and let it boil until...

How To: Make Spanish fly sangria

Jessie Pray shares her recipe for her famous "Spanish Fly Sangria". To make Spanish Fly Sangria, do the following: Nothing will be measured. Put some ice in a pitcher or bowl. Add some oranges slices, lemon and lime wedges and some apples to the pitcher. Add about a half bottle of cheap red wine. Add some brandy, Triple Sec, and Grand Marnier to the mix. Add some lemon-lime soda, or even some fruit juice. Shake, pour into a glass and do a quick taste test.

How To: Make boba style drinks

In this video Lolicup Inc. show us how to make Boba. The ingredients include : 10 Cups of water, half cup of honey, half cup of dark brown sugar and 2 cups of Boba. Utensils required are a drainer, a large pot, a bowl for the sugar water and a timer, which is very important. The listed ingredients will be able to serve 10 people. Boba has a variety of names such as Tapioca Balls, Black Pearls and many others. The first step is to add the water to the pot and wait until it boils. The second st...

How To: Boil milk

First, find yourself a very large pot with a thick base that will distribute the heat evenly, preferably a stock pot. If the bottom is thin, consider some sort of diffuser. If you don't have one, buy one. They are cheap and you'll be glad you did. They even have them in the grocery store sometimes, for less than $10. Pour in your milk and turn on the heat to medium/high. Bring the milk to a boil over high heat stirring constantly, controlling the foam against boiling over.

How To: Brew a pot of Indian ginger cardamom chai

How to brew a pot of Indian Ginger-Cardamom Chai:Jean007pat shows us how to make Indian ginger-cardamom tea (chai). You will need a mug of milk, two tea-bags, a pot, ginger, shredder, strainer, pliers, cardamom, stone crusher (to crush the cardamom), sugar to taste and one and half mug of water. Put the pot on the stove and light the stove. Pour one and half mug water into this pot. Add the tea bags and sugar as per your need into this water. Add ginger into this boiling water. Let it boil an...

How To: Make Delicious Horchata

You know how you can go to those little Mexican restaurants that have the refreshing drink machines full of that sweet rice drink, horchata? Did it ever seem like some kind of arcane powdered mix or a secret recipe you would never know? If you've ever found a recipe, did you imagine it needing all these crazy ingredients that you can't find for cheap at your local supermarket?

How To: Make homemade frozen lemonade

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 ...

How To: Buy fresh ginger and brew a pot of ginger tea

This video illustrates the quick and easy method to Buy fresh ginger and brew a pot of ginger tea . The process is comprised of the following steps:Step 1: Visit a local store or a vegetable shop and buy some ginger. Identifying whether the ginger is fresh or not is a easy job. Just smell it and judge if the odor is strong. A strong odor indicates that the ginger is fresh.Step 2: Mesh the ginger pieces and peel off it's skin.Step 3: Take small pieces of ginger and add them to boiling tea.Step...

How To: Prepare mate tea

This is a very useful instructional video on how to prepare mate tea. To prepare mate tea you need a mate straw as you see on the video. You also need mate cups and mate tea powder. First you need to have almost boiling water in a kettle. Now you have to put about half a mate cup of mate tea into mate cup. You can close your palm and invert the cup so that the unwanted tea power will stick to your palm. Now you can pour the water into the mate cup from the kettle. Now you can insert the straw...

How To: Brew Russian Kombucha

In this instructional video, Tim brews up 5 gallons of Kombucha - a fermented tea drink from Russia with healing properties, with a slight alcohol content, and a most original flavor. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to brew traditional Russian kombucha.