Tag: beverage

Coachella Valley Date (Gelato) Shake

Ingredients: 1 cup 2% milk 1 cup pitted California Medjool dates 1 pint vanilla bean gelato Directions: Place the milk and dates in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Add gelato. Pulse until blended. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 large date shakes My thoughts: I had read about date shakes, the supposed […]

Blackberry Thai Basil Lemonade

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups lemon juice (from about 6 large lemons) 3 cups cold water 2 cups fresh blackberries for the simple syrup 1 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/4 cup water small handful Thai basil Directions: Puree the blackberries in a blender. Strain to yield about 1/2 cup berry juice. […]

Homemade Raspberry Lime Baltimore Snowballs

Ingredients: for the “syrup”: 1 1/4 cup (fresh) raspberries juice and zest of 2 small limes 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup simple syrup or liquid turbinado sugar (to taste) to serve: finely crushed ice cup spoon Directions: Place all “syrup” ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. If necessary, […]

Pineapple & Sage Agua Fresca

Ingredients: 1 large gold pineapple, cut into chunks 2-3 sprigs fresh sage 4 cups water, divided use 1/4 cup sugar (optional) Directions: Place the pineapple, sage and 1 cup water in a blender. Blend until very smooth. Place a fine sieve over a bowl or pitcher and whisk the mixture […]

Jammy Ice Cream Soda

Ingredients: 8 oz seltzer or club soda 1 large scoop vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt 1 1/2 tablespoons jam (I used strawberry thyme) Directions: Spoon the jam into the bottom of a tall glass. Pour in the sparkling water. Top with ice cream. Stir lightly with a long spoon. […]

Rhubarb Mint Sparkler

Ingredients: 1 stalk rhubarb, diced (about 1 cup) 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint 1 cup water 1 cup granulated sugar club soda or seltzer Directions: Place all ingredients in a 1 1/2 qt. saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens, about 30 […]

Homemade Orange Julius

Ingredients: 12 oz frozen pulp-free orange juice concentrate 1 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 cup very cold water 2/3 cup confectioners sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste 1 cup standard sized ice cubes Directions: Add the frozen concentrate, milk, water, sugar and vanilla paste to a blender. Blend until smooth. […]

Drinking Mate the Argentinian Way

Supplies: 1 natural mate gourd 1 17 oz (500 ml) insulated thermos 1 bombilla (we recommend curved stainless steel with a spring filter) loose yerba mate (we recommend the Argentinian brand Cruz de Malta) hot water Directions: If starting with a new, unused gourd you have to prep it for […]

Avocado Shake with Boba

Ingredients:1 cup ice1 avocado, peeled and pitted1/4 cup sweetened condensed milklarge tapioca pearls Directions:In a medium pan bring about 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the amount of tapioca pearls you would want for one large drink. Continue to boil until the pearls float to the top and […]

Ice Cream Soda

Ingredients: 8 oz seltzer 1 heaping scoop vanilla ice cream 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup* Directions: Scoop the ice cream into the bottom of a tall glass. Top with syrup and seltzer. Stir lightly with a long spoon. Serve with a straw and drink immediately. Serves one. *I used the best […]