If you ask me, one of the best things about winter weather is drinking warm beverages to beat the cold. Coffee is my favorite, but hot chocolate is a close second. Whether it's the just-add-water mix from a pack or a spicy homemade Mexican variety, there's something comforting about sipping on warm, liquid chocolate. Looks delicious, doesn't it?
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.
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.
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Cappuccinos are Italian beverages that are made up of espresso, steamed milk and frothed milk. An authentic cappuccino tastes delicious—the warm, tasty beverage will melt you away. Now, let's learn how to make it.
A sweet and delicious dessert! To make this English delight, you will need: 2 1/4 cups pitted dates, 2 cups cold water, 3 teaspoons baking soda, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1 1/4 cups sugar, 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons salt, 3 eggs, 1 3/4 cups flour, 2 cups light brown sugar, 2 cups heavy cream and fresh berries to garnish. Make a classic English dessert, sticky toffee pudding.
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.
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Don't use any more expensive chai extracts or powders! You can make your own delicious chai latter at home. All you need is some black tea (English breakfast works well), a little milk and a few spices like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves or nutmeg.
There's nothing quite like a steaming cup of hot chocolate - and maybe some chestnuts roasting and a fireplace burning - to get yourself in the Christmas spirit.
In this video, you'll be learning how to make coconut milk kefir, which is a fermented beverage that's thought to be great for your health. Although using fresh, young coconuts is optimal, you can also use storebought coconut to prepare your kefir.
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.
So it's 6 AM on Monday morning and you're sitting at your dining room table dreading the hour-long drive to work. While taking a swig of Vodka - or at least a flouncy little martini - would probably make you feel better, invigorate the senses and ease your way into the workweek with this Monday Morning espresso cheesecake mocktail instead.
It's the holidays, and that means it's time for Christmas Ale! From the initial setup to popping the cap on the first bottle, this tutorial shows you how to brew your own winter beer using the all-grain method. Always, always make sure your workspace is perfectly clean!
If you waited hours in line for the 12:01 premiere showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows this past Thursday evening, then you must be an avid Harry Potter fan. What better way to celebrate the recent release than a sampling of the legendary Butterbeer?
The Kawakawa tree is a teeny little thing that grows in New Zealand. The leaves of this tree are thought to relieve everything from bruises to toothaches to bladder problems, and can be pounded into an infusion for tea.
For those of you who are going, "Huh? What the heck is feijoa?," feijoa is also known as a pineapple guava or guavasteen. Feijoas are super sweet and can be tossed into smoothies and even mixed into Vodka for an extra kick.
Move over November, Movember is here to stay. Join the fight against men's cancer and grow your own moustache. But that's not all. Movember is a time to learn about staying healthy, and more importantly… being healthy! In this video, you'll learn how to prevent prostate cancer with the perfect morning shake.
Despite what its name would naturally suggest, the chocolate egg cream drink doesn't actually contain any eggs...or cream. It does, however, contain chocolate (thankfully). The chocolate egg cream is actually a chocolate soda (thank the heavens for such an invention) that's not well known outside of New York, though we're it soon will be.
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.
In this video we learn how to make your own chocolate stout beer. First you will need to culture your beer, then you will make the mash. Once these processes are finished, you will boil the beer with the top on the large pot. After this, taste how it is and let it ferment. If you are an experienced beer maker, this should go fairly quickly for you. If you aren't, make sure you pay attention to the details closely and watch everything that is shown in the video. Once you learn all of the detai...
Bacon and cocktails. Not the likliest of food and beverage combinations when eaten together, and especially odd when a recipe advocates you MIX THE TWO into one bacon-y alcoholic drink.
If you're into grape juice, then you should try out this Concord grape fruit drink, in a South American style drink called an agua fresca. An "agua fresca" is a fruity drink blended with water and sugar, then strained to make a vibrant, refreshing and absolutely delicious beverage. This recipe uses colorful Concord grapes, simple syrup and fresh lime juice. This recipe makes a big batch that'll keep for a couple of days, so you'll have plenty to share when you invite friends to help you rake ...
Enjoy the taste of tarragon in your own homemade-style soda pop! If you're a soda lover, you can't not make this delicious beverage. This vibrant soda combines fresh tarragon leaves, simple syrup and seltzer water. Served over ice, it's a crisp and colorful presentation that actually sparkles in the glass!
Green tea and ginger are two of the healthiest natural herbs you can put in your body, with all sorts of health benefits. Watch this video to learn how to prepare and steep your own ginger green tea from fresh ingredients.
In order to make this vegan-quality nut milk, you'll need soaked and sprouted almonds, agave nectar, pinch of salt, water, cheesecloth and strainer. This is a great raw recipe for nut milk where you can even reuse your leftover almond remains for some tasty raw cookies! Watch and learn this great vegan recipe for a dairy-free, soy-free, milk alternative.
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 tutorial, we learn how to blend a homemade smoothie. You will first need to grab some frozen fruits of your choice and place them into a blender. Some good fruits to use include: strawberries, pineapples, papaya, and blueberries. After this, add in strawberry ice cream to the blender and two fresh bananas. Add in 1 c of mango juice, then place the top on the blender. Blend this on high until all of the ingredients have combined together. You may need to stir during the middle of the p...
Chef Merlin teaches us how to make multiple delicious smoothies in this video. To make a tropicolada, add ice, 3/8 tsp coconut cream, 3 tbsp yogurt, fresh pineapple (however much you would like) and pieces of a banana. Then, put the top on and blend this until everything is combined. For the next smoothie, add in milk and ice to the bottom of the blender, then add in yogurt, honey, and a banana. Now, place the cap on and blend this until well combined! For the last smoothie, combine vanilla y...
In this tutorial, we learn how to blend greens into a nutritious smoothie. The key to making a smoothie with a lot of greens is to balance it out with fruit to mask the taste of all the vegetables. A great recipe will have things in it including: spinach, broccoli, cucumbers, kale, bananas, apples, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and more. If there is a whole fruit or vegetable near you, try using it in your smoothie as you make it! This can make you feel much more healthier and live ...
In this video, we learn how to make a papaya smoothie. You will need to first take a fresh papaya and cut it into small cubes. After this, grab a can of evaporated milk, regular milk, dark brown sugar, and vanilla and add into the blender. Add in cubes of the papaya, then blend this on high until the mixture is completely blended. You can add in ice cream or ice if you want this to be thicker. When this is finished, you will have a delicious drink that you can spice up with alcohol if you wan...
If you have an Aeropress and are loving the taste of the coffee that it makes, but are wondering how to make the perfect cup of coffee with it? Well, a girl from Denmark, named Marie Hagemeister, won the World Aeropress Championships with an inverted Aeropress technique that ended up also taking her all the way through the Danish Aeropress Championships. In this video you will learn what techniques are used and also the temperature of the water and the brewing time used. Make perfect aeropres...
Coffee mixes are an easy way to make gourmet coffee, but they're expensive. If you want to create your own coffee flavor and save money, watch this video to learn how to make your own coffee mixes at home.
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.
Go above and beyond tea bags and enjoy the spicy taste of a chai tea latte. It's a combination of spiced chai tea with milk that's usually steamed from an expresso machine, but there's no reason to get all fancy with your chai. This video will show you how to make some flavorful chai tea lattes without special equipment. You can easily adjust the spices to suit your taste buds.
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.
When you're a kid, there's nothing more fun and thrilling to do on Halloween than walking into a haunted house full of frightening decor and a "mad scientist" table laden with eerie green and red concoctions for the tasting.
Most smoothies stick to the fruit, but what if you included some good old fashioned oats? It no longer is just a smoothie, it's a complete meal! Check out this video recipe for the full details of the oatmeal fruit smoothie.
Cocoa is a great cold-weather dessert beverage, but many store bought powder mixes are too sweet. Making your own homemade cocoa lets you adjust the recipe until it's just perfect for your palate. And it makes a great gift for the holidays!