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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 Thai iced tea

This is a video demonstrating how to make Thai Iced tea. The presenter explains that Thai tea mix can be bought at a local Asian market. She explains that it costs about 5 dollars. She says that one package can last a long time. Sugar and boiling water, ice and half and half is also necessary. A large pot is then filled with water and boiled. The tea leaves are then placed in the boiling water and are then mixed with a large spoon. The heat is on high and the tea is allowed to boil for 15 min...

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: 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: 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: 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 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 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: 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: Blend a fresh fruit milkshake

Fresh fruit milk shakes, so easy, so pleasing. Think fresh ingredients and fresh fruits. Watch this how to video to learn how to blend a fresh fruit milk shake. All you need for this recipe is milk, vanilla ice cream, and fresh fruit.

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 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: 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: 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: 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 chocolate smoothie milkshake

Those are some yummy chocolate smoothie milkshake but how do you prepare those? Now here are the steps to prepare chocolate smoothie/milk shake. The ingredients required for preparing the milkshake, 1/4 cup of chocolate syrup,1/2 cup of milk and 2 cups vanilla ice-cream and blender (blendtec).

How To: Make pomegranate juice at home

In this video from jinip23 we learn how to make pomegranate juice at home. She takes 3 pomegranates and peels them and removes the seeds. You can use the inside peel as a cold remedy. Now take all of the seeds and put in a blender. Add a bit of water into the blender. Then add some sugar to it as well. Add as needed. Now blend it in the blender. You might need to blend a bit more. Blend until it is smooth. Then sieve the seeds away if you prefer the juice without the seeds in it. Once those s...

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 watermelon juice

This video will show you how to make delicious watermelon juice. Ingredients: One whole Watermelon whichever variety you get. A bottle of Rose or Raspberry syrup, crushed Ice, two glasses of water. Preparation: Cut the melon into half . Remove as many seeds as you can. Make incisions and cross cuts with the knife to scoop out the pulp into a large vessel. Press the remaining white of the thick skin and you will be surprised at how much water you can squeeze out from the melon itself. Add abou...