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
1 cup cold water
1 tbsp instant coffee granules (plain standard one)
2 tbsp powdered milk
1 tbsp honey
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.
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.
1 pomelo, peeled and skinned (see above photo)
1 ripe papaya
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).
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.
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
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.
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! 🙂
300 ml cold milk
1 ½ tsp caramel sauce
sprinkling of sea salt
Tip the ice cream, milk, caramel sauce with a little sprinkling of sea salt into a food processor. Blend until smooth and frothy.