Category: DRINK

Korean Iced-Coffee (Naeng-Keopi) Recipe

I was watching my favourite South Korean vlogger, Maangchi doing a demonstration on how to make a naeng-keopi, which is a South Korean iced coffee.

She made it looked so easy to make with a minimal sort of ingredients.

Korean Iced-Coffee (Naeng-Keopi) Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee granules (plain standard one)
  • 2 tbsp powdered milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Ice-cubes

How to make:

  • Using a cocktail shaker or a lidded plastic tall glass, I am sure you have a container tucked away inside your cupboard 😊, tip in the coffee granules, powdered milk and honey together into this container.
  • Add the cold water.
  • Securely fasten the lid to your container and give it a good shake.  It is a good cardio exercise so give it your all.
  • If your fridge/freezer has not got the built-in ice-crusher, just take a clean tea towel.  Put the ice-cubes in the middle.  Gather the edges of the tea towel around the ice cubes, and then smack that bundle a few times against some solid surface 😜 such as against your worktop.  Don’t break anything.  You are only making coffee, there is no need to cause a complete redecoration of your kitchen.🤣 .  Instead of bashing the ice-cubes against a work-surface, you could also use a meat tenderizer to break hem.
  • Get a tall glass and pour in the coffee mix and then add the crushed ice.
  • Give it a good mix with your ready straw and drink.

Enjoy

Suha (Pomelo) & Pawpaw Shake Recipe

Suha (Pomelo) & Papaya, photo by Ruben Ortega

Suha (Pomelo) & Pawpaw Shake Recipe

I am pretty sure that there will be plenty of households, which will have an overflowing fruit bowls ready for the coming year.  Based on experience some of the fruits would end up disposed and rotten.  But why not make used of them and get your daily intakes of 5 portions.

Juicing and milkshakes are easy recipes.  And below is one that is appetising and refreshing.

Ingredients:

1 pomelo, peeled and skinned (see above photo)

1 ripe papaya

Ice cubes

sugar (optional)

Method of preparation:

Scoop out and discard the seeds from the papaya.  Cut out the skin and put the luscious flesh into a food processor together with the peeled suha (pomelo).

Add the ice-cubes.  Blitz until smooth.

Serve in tall glasses and enjoy!

 

Cantaloupe Refresher Drink – Milon

Iced Milon, Photo by JMorton

This is my favourite thirst quencher when I was still living in the Philippines.  It is refreshing and delicious.

Thankfully, wherever you are in this world, you can prepare it and it tastes the same from the what I was used to in the Philippines, as long as you use the cantaloupe melon.

Cantaloupe Refresher Drink – Milon

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Cantaloupe (Milon)
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • 4-6 cups cold water
  • 1 cup ice cubes

 

 

Method of Preparation:

  • Cut the cantaloupe in half.
  • Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds. Discard or for extra flavour, mash the seeds and pulps with a fork and then use a sieve to get the juice while discarding the seeds and pulps.
  • Score the cantaloupe flesh with a fork and then scrape with a spoon.  It is of course easier to use a melon grater.
  • Put the cold water and sugar into a pitcher or a big cocktail fish bowl.  Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Stir in the cantaloupe strands (and juice from the seeds – optional)
  • Then add the ice cubes just before serving.

Refreshingly delicious.

 

Cantaloupe Melon & Mango Smoothie Recipe

Mango & Cantaloupe, photo by Arnold Gamboa

Cantaloupe Melon & Mango Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cantaloupe melon removed or scooped out from hard outer skin.
  • sugar or honey, to taste
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup milk

 

 

Method of Preparation:

  • Remove the seed of the melon completely. (if you have time, instead of recycling, I hope, the seeds, clean them and then dry in the bright sunlight or in a not to hot oven.  They are quite lovely as snack.)  Cut the melon into cubes and put in a food processor.
  • Slice the mango, discard the stone but ensure to take out all the sweet bits still clinging from the stone, cut the mango luscious flesh into cubes and spoon in to the food processor as well.
  •  Add a little sugar or a dollop of honey work.
  • Add the ice cubes and pour in the milk.
  • Turn on the food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into drinking glasses and enjoy.
  • Yummmmmm

 

Pineapple Juice Recipe

Pineapple Juice @ Manila Hotel, photo by JMorton

One of the most delicious juices around is the pineapple juice. It is even more ambrosial if it is made from fresh pineapples.

The taste is only one factor in why one should be drinking pineapple juice. There are a few good reasons why one should. A glass of fresh pinya juice is full of goodness, it is packed with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.  I heard it is also a dieter’s friend.

The best way to consume pineapple juice is to have it fresh and therefore making it at home is ideal and we have got just the quickest recipe here.

Pineapple Juice Recipe

Ingredients:

1 ripe pineapple
1 cup water
1 cup ice cubes

Method of preparation:

Ensure that the pineapple is ripe for it to be really sweet tasting 🙂 otherwise you might have to add a teaspoon or two of sugar to the recipe.

Peel the hard outer skin, as well as removing the little eyes (read the legend of the pineapple here), then cut into chunks.

Put the pineapple chunks into a food processor, together with the ice cubes.  Pour in the water as well.

Blend until smooth and frothy.

Pour in into tall glasses and share the joy.

Salted Caramel Milkshake Recipe

Salted Caramel Milk Shake, Photo by JMorton

Salted Caramel Milkshake Recipe

I had a salted caramel milkshake when we last went to Gourmet Burgers in Brent Cross.  I absolutely loved it.  The slight saltiness greatly compliment the sweetness of the caramel.  It was really refreshing.

I wanted to make it at home and found a very easy recipe to follow which I have posted below.

Enjoy, kindly let me know how yours went! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 300 ml cold milk
  • 1 ½ tsp caramel sauce
  • sprinkling of sea salt

Directions

Tip the ice cream, milk, caramel sauce with a little sprinkling of sea salt into a food processor.  Blend until smooth and frothy.

Pour into tall glasses and share.