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COLD COFFEE – UNIQUE RECIPE

Hey All You COFFEE LOVERS. For years now my friends have asked me for my coffee recipe and so here is how I make it and why you won’t find it elsewhere! Cold Coffee is called Iced Coffee in USA. It is my favorite, quick recipe to drink on hot summer days. Now this is an old post, I am re-sharing because over the years my coffee has remained true to it’s heroic talent.

So welcome Arizona, to yet another year of a heated mess. Although I love the heat any way, I love it even more with my Cold aka Iced Coffee. What I hate about iced coffee from Starbucks or elsewhere is that they pack with a load of ice with coffee and dairy that tastes very separated, non-blended and unappealing. Or, they pack it up with froth and cream that is heavy fat and sugar, unnecessary for making a tantalizing coffee shake.

Yesterday i.e. on May 6th, 2018, I made this cold coffee once again for my daughter’s teacher and that too without any sugar in it and with v. little dairy. She loved it and sipped every inch to the bottom.

Ingredients:

 – Cold milk of any kind: Dairy or Non-dairy: 250 ml

– Instant Coffee Powder: Nescafe normal or African coffee powder

-Sugar / Stevia / Agave: as needed

-Spices: Pinch of Cinnamon Powder or Cardamom Powder, pinch of Ginger Powder

-2-3 ice cubes, blender and a Coffee-ing Heart

HOW TO MAKE IT:

– Add milk, sugar, coffee and ice. Be sure not to overdo the ice beyond 2-3 cubes . Blend it. Taste it for sugar and modify the sugar as needed. 

  • LOVE: I make it with immense love. I love coffee and love making it for others!

 

  • CREATIVE: I have never looked up any coffee recipe, let alone other recipes. I am not the person who can be patient reading recipes, I rather create one of my own!

 

  • SPICES: Cinnamon powder and ginger powder. Appx. 2 pinches in each glass.

 

  • OTHER STUFF: 4 med. sized ice cubes per glass, blender, milk (any), sugar, coffee.

 

  • Other times I switch the cinnamon for cardamom. Cinnamon gives a spicy ‘kick’ and cardamom gives it sweetness, choose either.20160821_231951

 

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THE SIMPLE SMOOTHIE SOLUTION – for Kids, Parties and You!

Today I am sharing a very quick, easy smoothie recipe for you. It is perfect for anyone who needs to have more nutrition run down their gut; and can be used for those allergic to dairy. You may use dairy or non-dairy milk for this smoothie. Make it a part of your daily snack, breakfast or be a charming host.If your kids are anything like mine, ‘fuzzy’ is a word often used. She is a typical ‘vat’ personality – dislikes eating, lazy to chew, rather play than eat! While I worry about her nutritional needs being met, it also helps me get creative.1 111.jpg

This smoothie was such a creative attempt. I just took whatever came to my mind, put them all together and ‘churn’ went the grinder. In just a few minutes, we had a ‘Happy Mom’, a ‘Healthy Snack’ and a clean kitchen.

MAKES: 2.5 regular sized glasses

INGREDIENTS:

  1. Orange – one medium size
  2. Banana – one medium size
  3. Rice Milk – 1.5 glasses filled to the top or Milk or Soy Milk
  4. Ice – a few cubes
  5. Sugar – 1 Tbsp
  6. Elaichi (Cardamom) – 1 small pod. You can use half if you want a milder flavor

HOW TO:

  1. Mix it all
  2. Churn
  3. Pour
  4. Drink

OPTIONAL: You may strain it in a big strainer for extremely fuzzy kids, to remove the orange fibers. You may also use any milk – dairy, rice or soy. I used Rice milk and that is the best I can vouch for in terms of taste and consistency! It was gone in seconds, we all loved it!

VARIATION 1: 

  1. Watermelon
  2. Banana
  3. Rice milk
  4. Sugar
  5. Elaichi

Mix, churn, strain, pour, enjoy!

VARIATION 2:

  1. Grapefruit
  2. Orange
  3. Rice milk
  4. Sugar
  5. Vanilla extract – 1/6th tsp

Mix, churn, strain, pour, enjoy!

I hope this has given a quick breakfast or snack option for yourself and your kids. It is filling, energizing and absolutely lip smacking! More so, your kids can easily make this with you and it can be a great add on for your parties!

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