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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 fruit iced tea

Watch this instructional cooking video to prepare fruit iced tea for you friends and family. You can use any kind of fruit juice, such as orange, pineapple, mango, or peach. Fruit iced tea is great for a refreshing summer sip.

How To: Prepare Bomb Pop bubble tea with tapioca pearls

Kids and young adults all over the world are crazy for this cold and refreshing new drink sensation. Bubble Tea started in Taiwan in the early 1980s, and now there are Bubble Tea shops on every street corner in Asia. Normally this drink is served in a clear glass with a wide straw in order to suck up the tapioca pearls that sink to the bottom. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to prepare Bomb Pop bubble tea.

How To: Make vegetable and fruit smoothies

Our expert will give you some of those key tips to get started; then learn how to make a basic fresh fruit smoothie. Other recipes include a vegetable smoothie, a detox smoothie, an energy smoothie, an immune booster, smoothies for dessert and more. Click on a recipe that seems tasty and go for it.

How To: Make a cappuccino on a home espresso machine

In order to prepare Cappuccino with your home espresso machine, you will need the following: milk, coffee, an espresso machine. Fill steamed milk container 2/3 full of milk. Submerge the milk underneath the spinner, before you turn it on. Allow it to steam the milk, until it is warm and frothy. Keep an eye on it, judging the consistency for your self. Remove, when the milk is warm and frothy. Turn the machine off, before you remove the cup. Clean your wand.

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 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: 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 the perfect cafe cortado

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!

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: Make a buttermilk substitute

Buttermilk is a great thing to have around in your kitchen. Unfortunately, most of us don't have buttermilk on our regular grocery list, so those buttermilk pancakes will have to wait for another day. Think again! You can easily make tasty buttermilk alternatives with common refridgerator items. This video will show three easy ways to make a buttermilk substitute.

How To: Make iced coffee in a blender

Summer is coming and an iced coffee would taste really good when that temperature is sizzling! To make a good iced coffee you will need:1. electric mixer2. ice3. milk4. caramel5. chocolate syrup6. brewed coffee

How To: Make a frappé

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a frappé. Save money and time by making a blended frozen coffee drink from the neighborhood cafe right at home.

How To: Buy a can of soda

In this video, we learn how to buy a can of soda. First, you want to find a soda machine that accepts dollar bills or change. After this, you want to find the soda that you want to purchase and see how much it costs. Next, you want to insert your money into the machine and press the button for the desired kind of soda you want. Now, wait for the can to dispense out of the bottom, then collect any change that comes out as well. After this, you can open your soda and enjoy drinking it as a grea...

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: Make an espresso con panna (or "espresso with cream") coffee drink

Want to make an espresso con panna 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: Make Vietnamese coffee in a French press

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!

How To: Make a cappuccino without an espresso machine

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a cappuccino at home without using a cappuccino maker. First, use your french press to make coffee, using whichever coffee you prefer. Next, pour the hot coffee into a glass and warm up skim milk in a sauce pan. Then, pour the milk into the french press and aerate the warm milk, which will thicken it. When finished, pour the warm milk into the coffee. Now all you have to do is stir the coffee and milk together and you've got a delicious cappuccino! Add a...

How To: Make homemade buttermilk

Did you know that you can whip up some of your own buttermilk at home? Most people don't like taste of buttermilk alone but it can taste great when used as an ingredient in red velvet cake and many other recipes. Buttermilk actually doesn't contain any butter at all. It's a mixture of distilled vinegar and milk. It can give recipes a little edge that they wouldn't normally have without the kick of vinegar. A long time ago buttermilk used to be the milky liquid that is left after homemade butt...

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.

How To: Make a caffè mocha with espresso, milk and chocolate

Want to brew a caffè (or cafe) mocha 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: 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: Make a great chai latte

This video tutorial is going to show you how to make a great chai latte. Take four ounces of cold milk. Foam it up with a whisk. The volume more than doubles. It becomes ten ounces. Now put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. You will know when it is done when it begins to expand even further. Remove it from the microwave, add one table spoon of sugar and stir it. Pour the milk into a slightly larger size mug. Get the tea ready and decant it into the mug. After the tea or chai is added ...

How To: Make spiced milk tea

This unusual clip shows you how to make spiced milk tea. The recipe is included in Gourmet Magazine. Massala Chai can be bought in coffee shops around the US. First, use cardamom pods - they need crushing to get the seeds out, although you can buy them without the pod to save time. The other spices are cinnamon, pepper corns and fennel seeds. Everything is ground together and while doing this, you simmer two cups of milk, sugar, salt, ground ginger and the spice mixture. Whisk them all togeth...

How To: Make rose water champagne cocktail

Mixologist Miguel Aranda wants to share his very simple recipe for Rose Water Champagne Cocktail in this video. He goes through each stage of the recipe including adding real rose petals to add more flavor and color to the Champagne Cocktail. You can use sparkling wine in place of the champagne if that is your preference and all of the ingredients are listed at the end of the video. By following these easy instructions you will have a great Rose Water Champagne Cocktail any time you need to a...