Showing posts with label Drinks | Smoothie | Milkshakes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Drinks | Smoothie | Milkshakes. Show all posts

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lemonada

Lemonada

Lemonada is Lebanese lemonade. This lemonade is originally made of orange blossom water, but in this recipe I replaced it with rose water {followed the original recipe} & it was refreshing. The original recipe suggested we could add either water or soda to make this drink. I went ahead adding soda to make it bubblier than water. 

Lemonada
Adapted from here.
Prep Time-10mins | Serve-4people
Ingredients 
4Cans of plain soda 
1/2Cup lemon juice
4Tbs sugar { For sweeter version add another 1Tbs sugar}
2Tsp rose water / orange blossom water 
1/2Tsp salt {optional}
Few mint leaves 
Lemon pieces for garnish
Ice cubes 
Directions
- In a big jug add lemon juice, salt,  sugar & rose water. 
- Crush mint leaves with your hand & add them to the drink. 
- Mix a little to dissolve sugar completely. 
- Add ice cubes to the jar & next the soda. 
- Serves it with few lemon pieces in it & enjoy this dink.
Note
- You can adjust the sugar as you need. 
- I like salt in soda, just skip it if you don't like.
Lemonada
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Iced Milk Tea | Hong Kong Style Iced Tea

Iced Milk Tea is a refreshing drink for hot summer evenings. This Hong Kong style iced tea consists of sweeten condensed milk, which adds a sweetness & flavors the drink. For this recipe I used flavored tea bags & I believe they added much more flavor to this tea.

Adapted from here.
Serves-1Cup of tea
Ingredients 
2Tea bags {Tazo Chai}
1Cup water
3Tbs condensed milk 
Few ice cubes 
Directions 
- Bring water to boil & switch off heat. 
- Add in the tea bags & leave them for few minutes. 
- In a glass take tea & 3tbs condensed milk. Mix & taste if the sugar is perfect. 
- Top with ice & enjoy the drink.
Note
- I used Tazo chai tea bags. It is a tea with spice mix. Felt very refreshing. 
- You can replace Tazo chai tea with your choice of tea. 
- This is not a strong tea. You can add 1more tea bag for a stronger flavor. 
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ragi Malt {Version 2} | Ragi Porridge

For this week theme on BM I'm presenting "All about Millets". Enjoy the dishes & don't miss the update. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 42.


Ragi Malt can be made in two different ways with milk & buttermilk. I'm sharing the milk version here, which is also very healthy & enjoyed for breakfast. In this version of malt ragi flour is cooked with milk & is flavored with sugar. You can customize this dish according to your taste by adding or removing the ingredients in the list. 

Prep Time-5mins | Cook Time-20mins | Serves-2people 
Ingredients 
2Tbs ragi flour 
4Cups milk
1Tbs brown sugar/jaggery{Adjust as needed}
Pinch of cardamon powder 
Few cashew nuts, walmuts & roses to garnish {Optional}
Directions 
- Mix ragi flour with milk & mix well without forming lumps. 
- Heat the mixture on low heat & bring it to boil. 
- Cook till the mixture gets thick. Once it is thick add sugar & switch off heat. Adjust sugar as needed. 
- Add cardamon powder, nuts & petals & mix them well. 
Note
- You can add vanilla essence to the recipe while cooking to flavor it up. 
- For sugar & jaggery, I added brown sugar in this dish, it's your choice. 
- You can use white sugar instead of brown sugar. 
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ragi Malt | Ambali

For this week theme on BM I'm presenting "All about Millets". Enjoy the dishes & don't miss the update. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 42.
Ambali
Ragi Malt or Ambali is a nutritious summer drink. It is preferred to have for breakfast, but you can also enjoy it in the summer afternoon's, in place of your tea or coffee. This is a very filling drink & also releases energy slowly in to your body, while keeping you active & keeping the craving under control. 
Ragi Malt is made of a millet called " Ragulu" or "Finger Millet". This millet is rich in fibre, calcium, iron & also known for it's nutritious values. There are various dishes you can make with ragi flour, few are Ragi Idli, Ragi dosa, Ragi malt {Sweet}, Ragi ladoo's, Ragi mudda & many more. 

You might also like
- Ragi Rava Ladoo
Ambali
Prep Time-5mins | Cook Time-20mins | Serves-2people 
Ingredients 
1Tbs ragi flour 
1Cup water 
1/4Cup yogurt
3/4Cup water {as needed} 
Pinch salt {adjust as needed}
1Tsp lemon juice {optional}
1Tbs finely chopped onions {optional}
Few curry leaves for garnish {optional}
Ragi Java
Directions
- In a vessel, take ragi flour & mix it with 1Cup water.  Whisk it well & make sure there are no lumps left out. 
- Cook it on low heat for 15mins, while stirring it in between. Once it becomes thick & dark in color as shown below, switch off heat & allow it to cool. Ragi java is ready.
- Mix yogurt, water, salt & lemon juice in a glass. 
- To that add 1/2Cup of ragi java or ragi paste to the yogurt mix & whisk it well. 
- Finally add onions & curry leaves. 
*** Serve it cold.
Note
- Ragi paste should be cooled off completely before adding the yogurt mix. 
- You can remove all the ingredients that are optional from the list for a original ragi malt.
- Always cook on low heat for a perfect ragi malt. 
- I always add less of ragi java or ragi paste to the yogurt mix & that's how I like it. Change it according to your taste.
- You can make ragi java ahead of time & refrigerate it for later use. 
Ambali
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Orange Cranberry Punch

For this week theme on BM I'm  presenting "Summer Special". Enjoy the dishes & don't miss the update. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 41.


Orange Cranberry Punch - This drink was inspired by an AD on TV. The colors were awesome & at the same time I could feel that this blend would be awesome & tried my hands on this drink. I made this drink on a hot day & this drink was surely thirst quenching. We just loved it. 

You might also like:
-Pineapple Mango Sangria
-Pineapple Cantaloupe Cooler
Mango Strawberry Punch
Cantaloupe Ginger Mocktail
Watermelon Mocarita | Watermelon Mocktail

Prep Time-5mins | Chill time-2hrs | Serves-2people
Ingredients
2Cups orange juice
1Cup cranberry juice
1Cup water
2Tbs Sugar {Adjust as needed}
1/4Tsp cinnamon powder
Garnish with few blue berries
Directions 
- In a pitcher mix all the above ingredients other than sugar. Adjust if sugar needed.
- Add blue berries & stir in.
- Serve chilled. 
Note
- I used fresh squeezed juice. 
- You can use a store bought juices for convinces.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Pineapple Mango Sangria


Sangria is a drink made of red wine, sweetener & added fruits to it. It is named sangria because of it's red color, which comes from the red wine. If the same drink is made of white wine it is called sangria blanca. This summer drink is originated from Spain & Portugal.

Pineapple Mango Sangria is a non-alcoholic drink that is made of two different fruits & a little added sweetener along with fruits. If you are making this drink with store bought juices, do check on the sweet levels & add sweetener wisely. Fizz up this drink with soda or sparkling water.


Prep Time-15mins | Serves-4people
Ingredients  
1/2Pineapple juiced / 3Cups pineapple juice
2Mangoes juiced / 2Cups Mango juice
2Tbs honey/agave nectar {as needed}
1small apple sliced 
5Strawberries sliced 
1Orange sliced 
Few ice cubes
Directions

- In a pitcher mix the 2 juices & honey or agave. Add the sliced fruits to it. 
- Chill & serve or serve with ice cubes right away.



Note

- I used fresh squeezed juice in this recipe.
- Filter the juices twice to the reduce pulp.
- You can use store bought juices & it would be much easier.
- You can add some sparking water or soda.
- If the juices are sweet enough, skip honey or agave from the recipe. 


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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pineapple Cantaloupe Cooler


After a good workout I just want to relax myself with a glass of juice. So I started trying out mixing different fruits & juicing them. I prefer fresh juices rather than store bought ones. While making them there are few failures & some successes. As you see I prefer to avoid added sugar to the juices until it is a must. Here is one of those successful one's that we loved so much.
Enjoy the drink!!!
Prep Time-20mins | Serves - 4people
Ingredients 
1/2Pineapple juiced
1Cantaloupe juiced
1Tbs lemon juice {optional}
1Tbs sugar/honey {optional}
Directions
- In a pitcher mix all the above. 
- Balance taste if needed.
- Chill & serve.
Note
- I haven't used sugar/honey in my juice.



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Monday, May 12, 2014

Mango Strawberry Punch

Mango Strawberry Punch

Mango's aren't my favorite fruit. Back home, while growing up at my parents's place we were surrounded by mango trees. But I never liked them to heart & never felt the urge to have this fruit.
So to reduce my unlikeliness towards this fruit I blend it with other fruits, which are much sweeter & can balance the taste of this fruit. The drink I'm sharing is well balanced with flavors & also energy boosting. 
Enjoy the drink !!!

Mango Strawberry Punch

Prep Time-10mins | Serves - 3-4people
Ingredients 
3Cups mango juice
12Strawberries {frozen or fresh}
3Oranges juiced 
2Tbs honey /agave {optional}
Directions
- Blend all the above other then honey. 
- Flavor up with honey if needed.
- Chill & serve {or} add few ice cubes & serve right away.
Note
- I used store bought mango juice. 
- Quantity might change if used mangoes.
- I haven't used honey in my drink. 


Mango Strawberry Punch
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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Cantaloupe Ginger Mocktail

  

Cantaloupe Mocktail  is a blend of fruit juice along with ginger syrup & lemon juice. This mocktail twisty in flavor & refreshing. 



Prep Time -30mins | Serves - 3to4people
Ingredients
1Cantaloupe / 3&1/2Cups juice
Big piece of chopped or minced ginger / 4Tbs big chunks of ginger 
1/2Cup water
2Tbs lemon juice
2Tbs sugar
Few mint leaves for garnish
Directions 
- Boil water along with sugar & ginger.
- Dissolve sugar completely & switch off heat. 
- Allow it to cool completely & filter out ginger from syrup. 
- Now stir in cantaloupe juice with lemon juice & sugar syrup. 
- Chill & serve with garnish or serve right away with few ice cubes. 
Note
- I used minced ginger & loved the flavor it gave to the mocktail. 


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Watermelon Mocarita | Watermelon Mocktail
Lemonade | Nimbu Pani

Apple Milkshake with Almond Milk
Mango Lassi | Mango Smoothie
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Banana Nutella Milkshake
Iced Orange Tea



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