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Showing posts with label Drink. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Drink. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Salted Caramel Affogato

Affogato - is it a drink or is it dessert?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Strawberry Raspberry White Chocolate Virgin Daiquiri

Baby it is hot out there... I know, I know it wasn't long ago that I was complaining about all the snow that we have, but it is hot out there!  I have never been one to enjoy the heat.  At least in the winter you can pile on more and more clothes but you can only take off so much and if you are a blob like me, I know that I wouldn't want to see me in a bikini so I would not submit you to it.
Good news.... I have found the perfect way to cool off.  This spring I went to a Dove Chocolate Tasting Party and then last month I hosted a party and got some way cool stuff to cook, bake and experiment with.  If you have a chance to go to a party or else have a party yourself ~ Do it!
My first drink is all about strawberries, raspberries and chocolate... Sorry for the long name but I did want to get in that this is a non-alcoholic drink.

Strawberry Raspberry White Chocolate Virgin Daiquiri

This recipe is basically what it says on the package plus a little bit extra.  I also had to add strawberries as I had no raspberries in the house, but I think the combination tastes wonderful.

7 oz lemon- lime soda
1 cup ice
1/2 cup fresh strawberries ( you could use frozen)
1 square Chef- Series Chocolate (milk Chocolate) melted 
whipped cream for garnish (homemade or from the can)

Add daiquiri mix, lemon-lime soda, ice, and strawberries in a blender.  Blend until smooth.
Melt chocolate.  Add 1/2 the chocolate mix to blender and blend well.  Chocolate will harden once hits drink, so add a little at a time and blend.
Pour into glass.  Makes one 16 oz drink or two 8 oz drinks if you would like to share.  Garnish with whipped cream and drizzle the rest of the chocolate over the whipped cream.

Perfect for these warm days.
Just be careful as the chocolate bits may plug up your straw.  You may want to eat this delicious drink with a spoon so you get all the yummy smooth Dove Chocolate.
Keep a watch out for my next drink... It has mangoes in it and chocolate.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Fruit Infused Water

Do you have trouble getting all your water in?
I usually do very good at work, but at home it seems to be a hardship and I am not sure why...
So, I decided to get on the bandwagon of doing drink fruit infused waters.
They are simple to do and you can use any fruits or even vegetables to get the flavour you want.
Put in herbs...
Stick the container in the fridge for a few hours and
Voila you have......

Fruit Infused Water

The water is refreshing and much easier to drink when it has some flavour.  I have been using fruits that are starting to wilt and not as fresh and crisp as I like.  Instead of throwing them in the freezer, I throw them in a pitcher, fill with water and drink them.  I also have the benefit that my fridge likes to freeze things so they last longer.  I continue to add water until I think the fruit needs to be tossed out.  I add water for about 4 -5 days.  You might not use them that long.

My first try was with citrus fruits.  I cut up one lemon, one orange and 1/4 grapefruit and fill the pitcher with water.  My pitcher holds about a gallon.  The result refreshing tasting water. 

My second attempt was strawberry lemon.  My strawberries were starting to get spots on them and they were starting to get soft.  So I cut off the spots, threw them in my pitcher, added a lemon and a few sprigs of  thyme.  Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours and yum.. Some great tasting water.

You can use water ever fruit you want... peaches, pears, citrus, berries and some vegetables would be good like cucumbers.  Add herbs like mint, basil, thyme, rosemary and you won't find it so difficult to drink the water you need.  You can also eat the fruit if you would like, but I find that it doesn't have very much taste left after it has been sitting in water for a few days. 

Use your imaginations
Drink your water
I would love to hear what you have used to make your water taste better.  What is your favorite fruit, vegetable or herb? 


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