Posted in response to a request for pastel blue punch on the boards a long while back, I figured I should probably go ahead and post this one officially so the recipe wouldn't get lost. Pink punch is easy enough to make, for little girls, but blue is a bit more elusive. :)
When child actress Shirley Temple visited the Royal Hawaiian Hotel or Chasen's in Beverly Hills, this is the drink she was served. Both restaurants claim to be the creator of the drink. Most variations today don't use the orange juice and usually use Sprite or 7-Up in place of the ginger ale, but if you are looking for authenticity, this is it.
Can be added to sparkling water, champagne or a punch for a delicious beverage. Or poured over fruit, pound cake or pancakes. add powdered sugar for a nice glaze over cookies or cakes. Bottled to give as beautiful gifts.
It's just to yummy! Great this time of the year. You can pakage all the spices in a pretty bag or glass jar enclosed with directions. And give away!
The picture displays not only the tea but the spices that make it.
There are almost as many ways of making Thai tea as there are Thai restaurants. I love the richness the cardomom, cloves and cinnamon add. You can also skip the sugar and use sweetened condensed milk in place of the half-and-half. No other tea will substitute for Thai tea--you can find Thai tea in Asian markets, or if you are really lucky, in the Asian section of your grocery store. Prep time does not include chill time.
Chai Adani is one of my favorite teas. It's served every where all year round, you can get it at humble road side tea stands to fancy coffee shops. The ginger and cloves are the most dominant flavours in this lovely tea. If you don't have loose tea you may use a tea bag. Tea is drank very sweet here, so add sugar to taste.
Papaya's are rich in antioxidants. Contains many minerals a good source of potassium & magnesium. When they are green they contain a good source of papain a protein-digesting enzyme similar to bromelain. Which is used in meat tenderizers.
Berries are a good source of anticancer compound ellagic acid. Studies have shown those that ate strawberries were 3 times less likely to develop cancer then those that didn't eat them.
Recipe adapted from Todd Wilbur's version of McDonald's Shamrock Shake www.TopSecretRecipes.com. I used to absolutely love it when McDonald's brought out their Shamrock Shakes around St. Patrick's Day. The past couple of years I haven't been able to have it because of the dairy, so I was thrilled when I found this copycat recipe! Just use the soy ingredients to make it dairy-free.
This beautiful, refreshing drink is a fusion of herbs, flowers and good old-fashioned lemonade. It can be served iced or warm, and it really gives a nice lift to the brain. A great party drink, this treat can be sipped on a hot summer day.
It took me forever to come up with a frappuccino recipe that tasted like it came from a coffee shop. most people say theirs taste like Starbucks, but it doesn't. This actually tastes like Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks, and is so easy.
We were at a party last weekend and our hosts were making these as fast as everyone was drinking them! I must admit, I felt left out of all the happy hour fun, but only a few more months to go!!!! *This recipe makes 4; and it's easy to increase or decrease, depending on your tolerance (!) or guests.*
I got this recipe from my favorite literature teacher many, many moons ago, even before the concerns about raw egg yolks. There were so few people in the class, just enough to keep from being cancelled, that we'd usually meet at her home and drink tea and someone would bring cookies. During the holidays she made this for us. I've made eggnog from this recipe for years, especially since we shouldn't use raw eggs.
Several years ago we received a container of gourmet cocoa mix for Christmas. I was never able to find this particular brand again in the store or online so out of frustration I made up my own recipe. I buy the cane sugar in bulk at the natural foods' store. This mix is also very delicious as a substitute in recipes that call for plain cocoa mix and especially delightful in Mexican coffee. An ideal recipe for holiday giftgiving.