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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: Blend a Thai iced tea smoothie

The Thai iced tea smoothie is a the colder cousin of the Thai iced tea. Watch this HowTo video to learn how to make a Thai tea smoothie in about a minute at home. It tastes delicious on a hot summer day. All you need for this recipe is Curry Simple Thai Tea Syrup Concentrate (or your own mixture of teas), ice and half and half.

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: 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 strawberry flavored milk

In this tutorial, Michael Crupain shows us how to make strawberry flavored milk. To do this, take 200 grams sugar and put it into a large mixing bowl with 180 grams of elder flower sugar. Also add 65 grams of yogurt and whisk together until everything is well combined. Now, you can whisk in 665g of fresh strawberry puree and 1 quart of milk. Now, you can pour the milk into a pitcher and place it into a fridge until it's chilled. When you're ready, you can serve as you like and enjoy as you pl...

How To: Make Arabic coffee

To make Arabic coffee, first grind Arabic spices with a mortar and a pestle. Next, add the spices and the coffee to a single serving sized can. Pour water into the can and add a bit of granulated sugar. Stir the coffee, the spices, the sugar and the water together. Place the can over a flame and heat the coffee until it almost boils over. Spoon the foamy coffee mixture into a cup. Once the foam is gone from the coffee can, heat the remaining coffee again until it almost boils over. Pour the p...

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: 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: 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 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: Blend a healthy peanut butter split smoothie

Beat the snack attacks with this healthy banana and peanut butter favorite. You'll love how simple and quick this fruit smoothie is to prepare. This cooking how-to video is part of Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger show hosted by Ellie Krieger. Cooking healthy food can be quick, easy, but most of all, delicious. Nutritionist and author Ellie Krieger has created fast and simple healthy recipes for the real world. She'll show you how simple it can be to stay on the healthy track no matter how...

How To: Make a delicious hot chocolate mix

This hot chocolate mix recipe from chef Jason Hill is a decadent Valentine's Day treat or winter drink. Hot cocoa is a hit for adults and children alike. The ingredients are milk, chocolate chips, vanilla extract, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings. Learn how to prepare this sweet cocoa drink by watching this video beverage-making tutorial.

How to Make falooda: Indian rose-flavored milk

Falooda is delicious rose flavored milk (served with ice cream) which can be a refreshing drink or a unique dessert idea. Falooda is made with basil seeds, known as Tukmaria, which are great for digestion after a heavy meal. Try this recipe for a truly wonderful Indian concoction.

HowTo: Make Your Own Harry Potter Butterbeer

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?

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 an awesome cup of coffee for cheap

Kelly Sutton shows How to make awsome coffee for five bucks. Coffee only needs two ingrediants to be good, purified water, and good coffee. Get a cup, coffee holder, and coffee filters. Grind your coffee right before you make your cup for the best flavor. Fold the filter and put it in the coffee holder, then put your coffee grounds in it. Now boil the water and let it cool off a bit. You want it to be around 180-190 degrees. Pour the water into the filter that has your coffee in it, and stir ...

How To: Make a banana smoothie

Louise Owen and VideoJug demonstrate how to make a banana smoothie. A lip smacking way to enjoy one of the most popular breakfast fruits. Steeped in fiber and blended with thick yogurt this smoothie is a special treat. To give the drink a thick consistency and to keep it cold, freeze the banana in advance. Peel the banana and chop it into quarters. Then wrap it in greaseproof paper and place in the freezer. Add 150ml of yogurt to the blender. Add the frozen banana, followed by a tablespoon of...

How To: Make a hot mocha latte

In this tutorial, learn how to make a deliciously perfect hot mocha latte. A mocha is essentially a cappuccino with chocolate in it, which gives it a sweeter taste and less need for sugar. If you are in the mood for one of these toasty treats, have a look at this video and learn exactly how to make one like a professional barista. If your hot chocolate could use an espresso kick this morning, tune in and start frothing..your mocha latte is only a couple of minutes away.

How To: Make buttermilk from regular milk

This video tells us the method to make buttermilk from raw milk. This procedure has many steps. We start by taking the raw milk in the first step. This should be carefully measured. Take a pound of milk for our purpose. Purchase a regular buttermilk from the grocery store. In the next step, take about a teaspoon of buttermilk bought from the grocery store and add it to the raw milk kept in the jar. Mix the added buttermilk and the raw sugar thoroughly. Leave the mixture overnight to sit. This...

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 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 a healthy fruit smoothie

Want a fruit smoothie? While we can't recommend asparagus or cheddar-flavored drinks, we encourage you to experiment, using this road map to the ultimate healthy blended beverage. Remember to be creative -- mix a variety of fruity flavors.

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.