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How To: Make a strawberry smoothie at home

In this video, Chelsea shows us how to make homemade strawberry smoothies. You need: 1 c of ice, 1 tbsp sugar, 2/3 c milk (your favorite), 2 (1/8 cup) strawberry daiquiri mix, 1/4 c of berry juice (your favorite), a blender and two glasses. First pour your ice, berry juice, sugar, milk and daiquiri mix into the blender. Now, place the cap on the blender and blend until it's well incorporated. Once you have the consistency you prefer, remove the blender cap. Now, pour this into two cups and yo...

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 the Victorian cocktail

In this tutorial, we learn how to make the Victorian cocktail. To start, you will first need a martini glass, mandarin-infused vodka, St. Germain, and bitter juice. Pour an ounce of each of these into the shaker with some cubed ice. Then, use a spoon to mix this together instead of shaking it. Do this until the sorbet comes out of it and then strain it into the martini glass. From here, add a bit of food coloring to the glass in the middle. From here, garnish with a blood orange peel and you ...

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: 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...

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: 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: Super chill your soda or beer in under 2 minutes

This simple, under one minute, video tells you the secret to super chilling your favorite beverages in as little as 2 minutes. Soda and beer lovers alike will appreciate this interesting bit of news. Take your room temperature, 80 degree, beer or soda, and cool them to under 45 degrees in two minutes. All you need is a bowl, some ice, common table salt, and your favorite beverage. By adding salt to the ice, it lowers the freezing temperature of the ice, giving it increased cooling abilities.

How To: Make a layered latte

Bob Doyle shows how to make a layered latte at home. You need an espresso machine, any brand, and milk. Skim milk foams better but whole milk tastes better, so choose which you prefer. First, steam about 3 ounces of milk until your glass is about full. Set it aside. Start the espresso. Plan for about 6 ounces of espresso. Use a container with a lip to control how you pour because the key to a layered espresso is how fast you pour your espresso into your milk. Pour slowly, alternating with a f...

How To: Flavor Your Water Naturally, Encouraging Hydration

Through the hot summer months staying properly hydrated can be difficult and boring. Water is not a good "flavor" after your third or fourth glass of the day. There are store-bought re-hydration beverages available but they are expensive and generally packed with sugar. Here is a simple way to flavor your water with things you most likely have in the house.

How To: Open a bottle of wine with proper etiquette

In this tutorial, we learn how to properly open a bottle of wine with Jorge Cornet. To start, choose your type of wine and grab two wine glasses. The first thing you will need is a wine opener that has a blade on it. Now, cut off some of the tip of the bottle right around where the edge is. You should now be able to twist and peel the top off, then throw that away. After this, point the corkscrew down into the center of the cork. Now, slowly screw the corkscrew in making sure the cork goes in...

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 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 mulled wine & other spiced snacks for winter

Here you will learn how to make mulled wine with spicy nuts for Christmas. Pour a bottle of Merlot into a large pot and start to boil. Add some rum and some fresh fruits, such as diced pears and apples and sliced clementines pierced with cloves to the pot. Add a stick of cinnamon, some star anise, water and a little bit of caster sugar to the mix. For the nuts grind some star anise and pink peppercorns with a touch of cinnamon. Add the mixture to a frying pan and heat up. Add a selection of f...

How To: Make healthy Moroccan pomegranate juice

Are you looking for a delicious yet healthy drink this Valentines? Alia shows us how to make a Moroccan Pomegranate Juice, the ultimate drink for your heart on this special day. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups of pomegranate juice, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/2 tablespoon orange blossom water, 1 cup of sparkling water, 4 tablespoons of sugar. Preparing the juice: If using fresh pomegranate fruit: take the grains, blend and strain. If not, use 100% pomegranate juice available from the supermarket. Mix the ...

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: Use the pour over method to make coffee fast and easily

Drip coffee makers are fast and easy, but make a lot of coffee that doesn't taste very good. If you just want one good cup of coffee in the morning and don't want to buy any special equipment, watch this video. It will show you how to brew coffee using the pour-over method, in which you make one cup at a time without expensive machines or equipment.

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 a 'manly' smoothie

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a manly smoothie. First, start with orange juice that is freshly juiced, then pour into a glass. Next, add in some strawberries to the glass. After this, cut some pineapple into small pieces, then place those inside of the glass on top of the strawberries. Next, add grapes to the glass as well. You can also add in blueberries with juice into the glass after this. Push the ingredients down with a spoon to get them to all fit. After this, pour everything i...

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: 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.