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How to Make the Perfect Tea Latte. If you know anything about me, you know I’m a huge tea nerd.

How to Make the Perfect Tea Latte

If I was forced to choose between never eating again and never drinking green tea again… I would have to think hard about that decision. The funny thing about this chai latte is that it uses simple, inexpensive Tazo tea (in a tea bag, no less!) For the best results. Oh sure, I’ve tried all the top first flush Darjeelings and Assams perfectly spiced with cardamom. And you know what? We’re using chai for this tea latte, but you can easily substitute your favorite tea (matcha, earl grey, rooibos, or others) and the process will work the same.

Ingredients: Simple Vanilla Syrup — The Fountain Avenue Kitchen. Have you ever added sugar to a glass of iced tea, stirred vigorously to dissolve it, only to find a puddle of semi-dissolved granules at the bottom of the glass?

Simple Vanilla Syrup — The Fountain Avenue Kitchen

The same goes for making lemonade and a variety of other cold beverages and cocktails, but there is a simple solution… …and it’s called simple for a reason! Simple syrup is nothing more than equal parts of two basic ingredients–sugar and water. It’s super easy to make and has the potential to elevate drinks and desserts in a way that plain old sugar can’t. This liquified version of sugar has the same sweetness of granulated sugar, and it’s the secret ingredient in the best cold beverages from lemonade to Mojitos. By adding one basic flavor–in this case vanilla–to what, in its basic form, is an indispensable ingredient for lemonade, ice tea, and cocktail making, the uses for the syrup expand. Simple syrup, whether flavored or not, can also be used to add moisture to layer cakes–simply brush over the surface after baking.


StumbleUpon. Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. 8 Magical And Delicious Harry Potter Cocktails. Brandy's Big Bargains: Homemade Butter Beer (Harry Potter Fan's will Know What This is!) My girls had their first Butter Beer back in 2011 when we visited Universal Amusement Park in Florida.

Brandy's Big Bargains: Homemade Butter Beer (Harry Potter Fan's will Know What This is!)

Recently they have been craving a Butter Beer, like they had at the park. Well we did a little digging, and sure enough there's a recipe for it: Here's what you'll need: 2 liters Cream Soda Imitation Rum Flavor. 13 Vodka Shots You'll Actually Want To Take. Homemade Energy Drink. I started out with the intention of coming up with a recipe for a homemade version of the store bought energy drinks, but after doing some research and discovering how unhealthy they are for you, I decided instead to try and design a less sugar/caffeine fueled way to help myself through the workday afternoon sleepy slump.

Homemade Energy Drink

What I landed on was a system of three drinks and some energy boosting ideas that are going a long way to helping me keep my energy up all day long! Here's the good on the drinks: The Fire Hydrant (left) - 3-4 8oz glasses throughout the day filtered water 1 slice lemon 1 pinch cayenne pepper Other than getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night, staying hydrated is the most important thing you can do to help keep your body functioning at optimum levels. *For an explanation of lemons' miraculous transition from acidic outside of the body, to alkaline once ingested, visit this link: Cut off two thin slices of ginger and place in your cup or mug. According to Dr. 20 Alcoholic Beverages Inspired By The Harry Potter Series. Amazing Spiced Chai Concentrate. Salted Hot Chocolate. Please update your google readers! As mid-afternoon hit on our snowed- in Saturday, I started to go a little stir crazy.

I love being snowed in, but one can only take so many bad action movies, spazed cleaning moments, and requests to make something to eat every 5 minutes from a turkey-loving husband. I certainly think I will be well prepared for children one day. I decided to mock one of my favorite Starbucks’ drinks on the chilly day while watching the snow fall. And I really needed something to take the edge off of my . . . newlywed bliss. I knew it could only be made better with some of my best friends. I don’t like to play favorites, but three is a crowd. Don’t worry. I have this obsession with fresh whipped cream. With some sugar of course. I knew it would top off the hot chocolate perfectly. Like most, I love the sweet + salty combo.

Salted Hot Chocolate adapted from allrecipes 1/3 cup Trader Joe’s organic cocoa powder 3/4 cup white sugar 1/8 teaspoon sea salt. Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters. Step-by-Step: Amazing Spiced Chai Concentrate – Tasty Kitchen Blog.

Warm spices, strong tea and steamed milk swirling around in my tummy make chai lattes a favorite during the winter months.

Step-by-Step: Amazing Spiced Chai Concentrate – Tasty Kitchen Blog

It warms me from the inside out in a way that puts coffee and tea to shame. Unfortunately, the chai concentrate from certain coffee chains is too sweet. But there is something better. Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Wedges.