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How To: Make healthy, fresh green tea at home with Jenny Jones

In this tutorial, learn how to make green tea - the right way - with Jenny Jones. Jenny will show you how to cook up this healthy, delicious Asian tea so that you get the most health benefits. Green tea can help fight disease, aid weight loss and give you an overall better sense of wellbeing. Follow along with Jenny and steep your tea to perfection.

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

Want to brew a caffè latte 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: Pour a perfect pint with the makers of Guinness

In this tutorial, we learn how to pour a perfect pint. This beer is the beer of Ireland that is served most popular at the pubs in Ireland. To pour the perfect pint, first grab a clean glass and pour the beer in at a 45 degree angle until you almost reach the top, then pour the beer straight. Let the beer sit for a couple seconds, then pour the beer with the tap away from the glass. Pour until you reach the very top, then serve the beer to friends or family. After this, drink your delicious b...

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 a superb cup of coffee

Now, this may only be one man's process for the perfect cup of coffee, but we're going to guess it must be pretty good. Watch and learn how to make a superb cup of coffee according to Ian at ShowMeDo. Oh, if you plan to try this yourself, make sure you have a french press coffee maker.

How To: Make distilled water on the stove

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make distilled water. Begin by pouring some water into a kettle pot and heat it at medium temperature. Then make a hole in the side of a plastic cup and insert a tube into the hole. Now cover the top of the cup with plastic wrap and insert the tube from the cup to the kettle pot spout. Seal the gaps in the spout with some paper towels. Leave the cup for several minutes to steam. Then take off the plastic wrap and wait 10-15 minutes for the water. T...

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 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: 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 a Starbucks style mocha

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a Starbucks style cafe mocha. The materials and ingredients required for this recipe are: coffee, coffee grinder, stainless steel pitcher, thermometer, chocolate syrup, milk and a espresso and cappuccino maker. Begin by filling the bottom of a coffee cup with chocolate syrup. Then load the espresso machine with the coffee and fill the stainless steel pitcher with milk. Now steam the milk and load the coffee. Finish by adding the coffee and ste...

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 hummingbird feeder & food

Catching sight of a hummingbird floating from flower to flower is one of those rare gifts from nature. In this quick and easy guide, use a little bit of science and learn how to make a hummingbird feeder that will attract all the birds in the yard.

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: Make Coquito (Puerto Rican egg nog)

Here you will be shown how to make your own delicious Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog) Follow these simple steps to make your own Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog): You will need: 1 can of condensed milk, 1 can of evaporated milk, 1 can of coconut cream (not coconut milk), 1/2 cup white rum, cinnamon powder. Pour all the ingredients into a blender and mix well.

How To: Make Italian fruit punch

Giada De Laurentiis shows you how to make a delicious festive Italian Fruit Punch. Mix together two cups of chilled orange juice, two cups of chilled sparkling water, a quarter cup of limoncello lemon liqueur and a half cup of maraschino liqueur. Mix together well. Carefully pour into martini glasses. Garnish each drink with one or two sticks of licorice, perfect for a Halloween celebration. Follow these easy steps to create a deliciously festive Italian fruit punch for your next get-together.

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...

How To: Mix a Vanilla Frappuccino Martini cocktail

If you like Starbucks Frappuccinos but want to add a little bit of an alcoholic kick to them, try adding some vodka. Pouring some vanilla flavored vodka over the top of some and serving it in a chilled martini glass is a great way to quickly create a dessert drink. Enjoy this clip for the full Vanilla Frappuccino Martini recipe.

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: 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 Bedouin tea

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, ...

How To: Froth milk with a steam wand

In this video, we learn how to froth milk using a steam wand on a traditional espresso machine. First you will foam your milk then you will mix the milk. First you will pour your milk into a container and place it inside of your steamer and turn it on full power. The milk will start to foam and you will see bubbles rising on the top. Keep this going for about 30 seconds then tap down your milk two times. When you look at the milk, it will be a rich and creamy texture. You can add this to your...