August 28, 2014

Summer Smoothies: My Own Recipe

What's a better summer treat than smoothies? Milkshakes, but that's not the recipe I'm going to give you.
How good is this recipe? (1-5 stars) ★★★★★
Kid-Friendly RecipePrep Time:* 1-3 min
Total Time: 5 min?
  • 2 cups strawberries (chopped if you want, but since you're just going to put it in the blender, why waste time on that?)
  • 2 cups mango chunks
  • 1-2 cups mango nectar (sub: apple juice but really this recipe was made with mango nectar, so it's a lot better with mango nectar)
Optional Ingredients:
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 cup mango
But...I used 1/2 cup pineapple and 1/2 cup mango nectar, so if you want, use that instead. The reason I did only one cup of each (instead of the usual two) was that the pineapple enzymes cut into your tongue and if you use more than one cup, it can hurt to drink more so instead of hurting your guests' tongues, just reduce it to 1 or 1/2 cup of both. ;)

Also, another ingredient I put in was a banana. I chopped it up and it came to about one cup. So put in
  • 1 cup banana, chopped
I'll tell you what to do next soon. But first; make sure you put all the ingredients in at the same time, otherwise you'll have the problem I did: chunks of fruit on the sides of the blender so that when I poured the drink into cups, you got little chunks of fruit in the cup, too. So dump all the ingredients in (one by one or all together if you put all the ingredients in a cup) BEFORE you blender them all together and make one shebang of a drink. Now comes the directions.

Uhh...blender, serve, and drink? At least, that's what I did. But if you want to know what exactly to do (or, if you always follow DIRECTIONS), read below.

REAL Directions:
Pulse all the ingredients in a blender until the fruit begins to break down (about 5 pulses), then blend on high until completely smooth. And then you serve. And that's all there is to it!
Thanks for reading.

Scriptina Regular
P.S. You can add a few things, take off a few things. Bananas, it seems, don't exactly add anything to the drink, so if you want, you can just take them/it entirely out. Doesn't matter to me.

July 29, 2014

Cold Coffee

This is coffee recipe No. #3. It's a recipe for cold coffee. Pretty good, right? You betcha!
How good is this recipe? (1-5 stars) ★★

July 24, 2014

Creamy Caramel Coffee

There are going to be tons of coffee recipes coming, guys, so be prepared. Also, this is the first coffee recipe. ;) So. For the first recipe...

July 11, 2014

Make-It-Yourself Coffee Ice Cream In 3 Minutes or Less

Guaranteed to be quick! ;) Here's how you make it:
How good is this recipe? (1-5 stars) ★★★
Kid-Friendly RecipePrep Time: 2-3 min
Freeze Time: 1 hr?
You'll Need:
  • a bowl
  • a spoon
  • vanilla ice cream
  • coffee
  • ice cream scooper
  1. Scoop ice cream into bowl
  2. Pour coffee into bowl
  3. Stir until coffee and ice cream are well-blended
  4. Put plastic wrap over ice cream
  5. Put the coffee ice cream into the freezer
  6. Freeze 
  7. Check up on your coffee ice cream once in a while during the day, moving the bowl back and forth to see if the ice cream is still liquid. If so, stick it back in the freezer and wait. If just a little bit is liquid, wait 5-10 minutes (depending on how liquid it is). If it's a lot of liquid, wait maybe half and hour or so. It doesn't matter. The ice cream can't get over-frozen.
  8. (once frozen) Serve and 
Scriptina Regular

(Directions are in italics, and underlined)

March 12, 2014

A La Cafè

How good is this recipe? (1-5 stars) ★★★★★
~2 big-ish spoonful inst. coffee (Trader Joe's--TJ's--instant coffee is really good, but you can use something else)
~2-4 tbsp (tablespoon) water
~Milk (doesn't have an amount)
~Cream (doesn't have an amount)

Optional Ingredients:
~4-6 cubes ice, blendered/pounded into small, tooth-sized-or-smaller bits (I pound the ice w/ a meat pounder but it's a little faster with the blender)
~2 spoons Nesquik
NOTE: all ingredients below are in caps.

Put both spoonfuls INST. COFFEE in mug. If using NESQUIK, as well, put that in, too. Then put 2-4 tbsp WATER in (warm or cold, I don't think it matters).  After, put in the CREAM until it is a dark tan. Then, put in MILK until a very light tan. Then, if using ice, put ice in. After that, stir!

NOTE: it won't be sweet just because you put in Nesquik. To sweeten it, put in three custard-cup "fulls" of FAST Caramel Sauce (recipe below)* in to sweeten. Or, do one custard cup at a time, tasting drink after adding caramel sauce until it's sweet enough to your liking. Other people have bigger sweet teeth (tooths?)--I don't have a big sweet tooth even though mine is not a very regular size if you know what I mean. :)

*or search this blog for caramel sauce...I know I posted it, though it was a while ago

FAST Caramel Sauce Recipe:
Kid-Friendly RecipePrep Time: 1 min
Cook Heat-Up Time: 30 secs
Over-all Time: 1:30  (mins)
You'll Need:
custard cup
brown sugar
Put brown sugar in custard cup until it covers the bottom. Add about a tsp (teaspoon) or two (maybe three? At least, add enough to make about a two-inch wide "pool" of it...notice caramel sauce is definitely NOT a light recipe) of cream. Stir. Put in microwave 30 secs to 1:00 min...If you want it thick, 1:00 min is for you. Want it drink-like, 30 minutes is for you. If you put it in for 1:00 minute, it will harden on the sides quickly (it bubbles up and ALMOST overflows but rest assured I've made caramel sauce for one minute TWO TIMES and it hasn't once overflowed...same with the 30 second one) but if you do it for only 30 seconds, it won't harden unless you leave it over night and then the ants will clean it up quicker than it can harden. Actually, I don't know about that, except that I assume your kitchen has ants like mine does? "Mine" as in "it's-mom's-but-I-use-it" haha lol.

Anyway, have a good day cooking and
Scriptina Regular