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An American, International, Japanese, Iced Coconut Cuisine: “Matcha Latte”

Iced Coconut Matcha Latte is the perfect antioxidant-rich drink that will make your mornings so much better. It’s packed with amazing coconut flavor, creamy and cooling, incredibly healthy and completely ADDED SUGAR-FREE. Vegan. Dairy free. All natural SUPER DRINK.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 110 kcal

Author Natalie

Ingredients

1/4 cup water hot

  • 2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder sifted
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk warmed
  • 1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla exctract
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey, optional
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. If using a matcha set: Sift the matcha powder into the bowl using a fine mesh strainer or sifter. Add the hot water and whisk with the bamboo whisk in a “w” shape until frothy and well mixed.
  2. If using a shaker: Place matcha powder in a shaker. Add the hot water, close the lid and shake it until frothy and well mixed.
  3. Put warm coconut milk in a glass jar with lid. Add coconut oil, vanilla and honey or syrup if using. Shake well.
  4. Fill the glass with ice to 2/3 full. Pour in the coconut milk. Slowly pour in the matcha green tea mixture. Stir so it all combines and gets cold.

Nutrition Facts
Iced Coconut Matcha Latte
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 5g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 8%
Calcium 7.4%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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A Protein Shake Called “Coconut Cream Pie”

A Protein Shake Called “Coconut Cream Pie”

It is an easy make

This Coconut Cream Pie Protein Shake recipe has a simple ingredient list and no added sugar. Dairy free, vegan, gluten free, paleo.

Serves: 1 shake

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana (**or 1 medjool date + add extra ice)
  • ¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 scoop no added sugar vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes + additional for topping
  • ½ cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream (optional topping)– I use Trader Joe’s coconut cream

Instructions

  1. Place banana, coconut milk, protein powder, coconut oil, coconut flakes, and ice into a high powered blender and blend until creamy.
  2. For whipped topping, add coconut cream to small bowl and whip with electric mixer until fluffy. Dollop onto of shake and dust with more coconut flakes.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 shake Calories: 442Fat: 26g Saturated fat: 18gCarbohydrates: 35g Sugar: 16gSodium: 337mg Fiber: 7g Protein: 21gCholesterol: 0mg

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Pumpkin Pie Latte

Pumpkin Pie Latte
Image: Pinterest
Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup hot brewed Easy Espresso
  • Whipped cream, pumpkin pie spice and ground nutmeg, optional

Directions
  • In a small saucepan, combine the milk, pumpkin and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until steaming. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and pie spice. Transfer to a blender; cover and process for 15 seconds or until foamy.
  • Pour into two mugs; add espresso. Garnish with whipped cream and spices if desired.

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Elegant Designer Ice Cubes To Serve Your Guests

Elegant Designer Ice Cubes To Serve Your Guests

Looking for a pretty cool way to dress up summertime drinks? Try our technique for taking plain ice cubes from everyday to extraordinary simply by studding them with fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

By DARCY LENZ

These striking blocks bring a pop of color and a hint of flavor to cocktails, punch, lemonade, or even plain water. It’s a simple make-ahead process; using boiled, filtered water is key to crystal clear cubes. All else is up to your tastes. Mix and match by pairing ingredients like cucumber and mint to chill down a mojito, herbal thyme ice for lemonade, or purple pepper flowers for a spicy gin and tonic. Whether you’re having a few friends over for a casual patio supper or hosting a more formal affair, these ice cubes add a graceful touch to any festive setting.

Wow! You’ve Got to Try These Decorative Ice Cubes

Photo: Jennifer Causey
Looking for a pretty cool way to dress up summertime drinks? Try our technique for taking plain ice cubes from everyday to extraordinary simply by studding them with fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

Blueberry Lime
1.) Bring 3 cups filtered water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat; remove from heat. Pour water into a large heatproof bowl; refrigerate 4 to 5 hours or until completely cool.

2.) Arrange 5 to 6 blueberries and 2 to 3 lime curls in each compartment of a large ice cube tray (Tovolo King Cube). Pour 1/4 cup cooled water into each compartment, or enough water to fill. Rearrange blueberries and lime curls as desired. Freeze trays 5 to 6 hours or until completely frozen. Remove trays from freezer, and allow to sit at room temperature 3 to 4 minutes to allow frost to melt.

Strawberry
1.) Bring 3 cups filtered water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat; remove from heat. Pour water into a large heatproof bowl; refrigerate 4 to 5 hours or until completely cool.

2.) Arrange 1 strawberry half or 2 to 3 thin vertical strawberry slices in each compartment of a large ice cube tray (Tovolo King Cube). Pour 1/4 cup cooled water into each compartment, or enough water to fill. Rearrange berries as desired. Freeze trays 5 to 6 hours or until completely frozen. Remove trays from freezer, and allow to sit at room temperature 3 to 4 minutes to allow frost to melt.

Thyme
1.) Bring 3 cups filtered water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat; remove from heat. Pour water into a large heatproof bowl; refrigerate 4 to 5 hours or until completely cool.

2.) Arrange 1 to 2 fresh thyme sprigs in each compartment of a large ice cube tray (Tovolo King Cube). Pour 1/4 cup cooled water into each compartment, or enough water to fill. Rearrange thyme as desired. Freeze trays 5 to 6 hours or until completely frozen. Remove trays from freezer, and allow to sit at room temperature 3 to 4 minutes to allow frost to melt.

Lemon
1.) Bring 3 cups filtered water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat; remove from heat. Pour water into a large heatproof bowl; refrigerate 4 to 5 hours or until completely cool.

2.) Arrange 1 to 2 thin lemon wheels or 2 to 3 thin lemon slices in each compartment of a large ice cube tray (Tovolo King Cube). Pour 1/4 cup cooled water into each compartment, or enough water to fill. Rearrange lemons as desired. Freeze trays 5 to 6 hours or until completely frozen. Remove trays from freezer, and allow to sit at room temperature 3 to 4 minutes to allow frost to melt.

Cucumber Mint
1.) Bring 3 cups filtered water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat; remove from heat. Pour water into a large heatproof bowl; refrigerate 4 to 5 hours or until completely cool.

2.) Arrange 1 to 2 thin cucumber slices and 2 to 3 fresh mint leaves in each compartment of a large ice cube tray (Tovolo King Cube). Pour 1/4 cup cooled water into each compartment, or enough water to fill. Rearrange cucumbers and mint as desired. Freeze trays 5 to 6 hours or until completely frozen. Remove trays from freezer, and allow to sit at room temperature 3 to 4 minutes to allow frost to melt.

Fresh Flower
1.) Bring 3 cups filtered water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat; remove from heat. Pour water into a large heatproof bowl; refrigerate 4 to 5 hours or until completely cool.

2.) Arrange 1 edible flower in each compartment of a large ice cube tray (Tovolo King Cube). Pour 1/4 cup cooled water into each compartment, or enough water to fill. Rearrange flowers as desired. Freeze trays 5 to 6 hours or until completely frozen. Remove trays from freezer, and allow to sit at room temperature 3 to 4 minutes to allow frost to melt.

Hibiscus
1.) Bring 3 cups filtered water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat; remove from heat. Pour water into a large heatproof bowl; refrigerate 4 to 5 hours or until completely cool.

2.) Arrange 1 wild hibiscus flower jarred in syrup in each compartment of a large ice cube tray (Tovolo King Cube). Pour 1/4 cup cooled water into each compartment, or enough water to fill. Rearrange flowers as desired. Freeze trays 5 to 6 hours or until completely frozen. Remove trays from freezer, and allow to sit at room temperature 3 to 4 minutes to allow frost to melt.

http://www.cookinglight.com/

Artisanal ice is made in a special type of freezer called a Clinebell machine—the same device that ice sculptors use to form the blocks they carve into statues for weddings and bar mitzvahs.

Lay Off the Artisanal Ice, You Ignorant Hipsters – Mother Jones

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Godiva Chocolate S’mores Martini

Godiva Chocolate S’mores Martini

Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Only 3 ingredients are needed to make this decadent drink that gets garnished with graham cracker crumbs and roasted marshmallows.
Course: Cocktail
Servings: 1
Author: Holly – 3 Yummy Tummies
Ingredients

  • 3 oz. Marshmallow Flavored Vodka
  • 1.5 Oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • 3 Oz. Half and Half or 2% Milk

Garnishments:

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Prepare martini glass by dipping the rim in chocolate syrup and then graham cracker crumbs until thoroughly coated.
  2. Add Vodka, Chocolate Liqueur and Half & Half to a cocktail shaker with 1 C. of ice.
  3. Shake vigorously for around 30 seconds until cold.
  4. Strain into prepared martini glass and garnish with roasted marshmallows.

Note: Marshmallows are easily roasted by placing them on skewer sticks and lightly browning them using a kitchen torch.

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Coconut Kahlúa Hot Chocolate

Coconut Kahlúa Hot Chocolate

Author: Lisa Lin Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Yield: 2 Category: drinks, dessert, vegan

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (not canned coconut milk)
  • 2 tablespoons Kahlúa
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • dash of ground cinnamon
  • coconut whipped cream (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Bring the coconut milk to boil in a small saucepan. When the milk starts bubbling, stir in the sugar and cocoa powder until the sugar is dissolved and cocoa powder is well mixed.
  2. Remove the milk from heat, and stir in the Kahlúa. Add a dash of cinnamon and stir.
  3. Serve in two cups and top it with whipped cream if you like.

https://healthynibblesandbits.com/coconut-kahlua-hot-chocolate/
NOTES
Adapted from Damn Delicious.
Feel free to use any other type of milk if you like.
Make sure that you are using coconut milk that comes in a carton. The canned kind of coconut milk is a bit too rich for this.

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THICK AND CREAMY PUMPKIN HOT CHOCOLATE

THICK AND CREAMY PUMPKIN HOT CHOCOLATE

TOPPING SUGGESTIONS TO SEND YOUR THICK AND CREAMY PUMPKIN HOT CHOCOLATE OVER THE EDGE
There are so many toppings to choose from when serving up this decadent drink. Choose from:

  • whipped cream,
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon,
  • some actual sprinkles,
  • marshmallows,
  • and/or a little swirl of melted chocolate or syrup.

You are only limited by your imagination (and the sweetness level you can handle) so go wild.

Thick and Creamy Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins

Warm your belly with this rich, decadent and creamy Pumpkin Hot Chocolate. The perfect treat to enjoy while strolling around the neighborhood looking at the christmas lights.

Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 130 kcal
Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk (or low fat if you prefer)
  • whipped cream, cinnamon powder and sprinkles to serve

Instructions

  1. Into a medium sized saucepan add the pumpkin puree, coconut sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Slowly add in the milk, whisking as you go.
  2. Turn the heat to low and stir frequently until the mixture is smooth and there are no lumps of cocoa powder remaining.
  3. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, continuing to stir occasionally so that nothing sticks.
  4. Once the mixture is smooth and has reached the desired temperature, remove from the heat and ladle into mugs. Top with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon or some actual sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts
Thick and Creamy Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 19.8g 7%
Sugars 13.9g
Protein 5.4g 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. at 7:26 pm

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