Category: BEVERAGES

Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice—Magical Elixir

Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice—Magical Elixir

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Homemade Flu Bomb Recipe

Homemade Flu Bomb Recipe

DIY Home Remedy to Prevent you get Cold and Flu as well as get over being sick faster. Everyone gets sick, almost every single year. Sometimes even more than once a year, so you need this magical elixir. I posted this recipe last year on […]

Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee

Do you like Cold Brew? Are you buying it all the time? Well, I got to tell you that I stopped buying coffee all together in the coffee shops unless I am meeting a friend.

I do not see a point at all when I can make coffee just the way I like it. Plus, I save a few bucks along the way. I love a strong, dark roast coffee so sometimes I really cannot get that taste especially if I get it in the most popular cafes.

Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

Yes, some of them do surprise me every now and then, but not often. I am very picky when it comes to coffee.

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Since my daughter and I only drink coffee in our household, I make one batch for two of us. Of course, she does not drink it every single day, so I consume her serving as well. I love making a smaller amount so that way we always have freshly made brew.

Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

Add coffee in the French Press, then add filtered COLD water. Yes, you can add hot water, however, that is when the coffee starts to bloom and release different flavor, even aroma. So when you pour cold water, you will get the lower acidity and some flavor compounds do not come through via cold brewing, which gives it a smoother taste.

Cold Brew Coffee

At first add a bit of water, like a splash, then mix to make coffee wet, then add the rest. Stir well again! Place the top on but do not push all the way down.

Cold Brew Coffee

We need to allow the coffee to brew from 12 to 24 hours in the fridge. This is crucial for your cold brew. If you like it stronger wait for 24 hours.

Cold Brew Coffee

When the time comes to consume it, push the filter down and pour it into your glass, preferably over the ice. You may add sweetener and cream, or perhaps enjoy it just the way it is.

Cold Brew Coffee
Cold Brew Coffee
Cold Brew Coffee Recipe
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Cold Brew Coffee

Course beverage, Drink
Cuisine American
Keyword coffee, beverage, drink,
Prep Time 5 minutes
Refrigerated from 12 to 1 day
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Sandra | Sandra’s Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons Coarse Grind Coffee preferably dark roast
  • 16 fl oz Filtered Water
  • Cream and sweetener as desired

Instructions

  1. Add coffee in the French press, then add a splash of water to wet the coffee.
  2. Mix the coffee to wet it throughout and pour the rest of the water. Stir again!
  3. Place the top of the French press on, but do not press it down, just lay it on the top.
  4. Transfer the French press to the fridge and allow it to cold brew for 12 to 24 hours. The more is in the fridge brewing the taste will be stronger. If you do not prefer stronger coffee than you may drink it after 12 hours.
Matcha Green Tea Latte

Matcha Green Tea Latte

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Red Rooibos Iced Tea

Red Rooibos Iced Tea

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French Press Dunkin’ Donuts® Original Blend Coffee

French Press Dunkin’ Donuts® Original Blend Coffee

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CanYouCoffee #CollectiveBias

Dunkin’ Donuts® has always been the brand to GET PEOPLE GOING AND KEEP THEM GOING, so they can MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR DAY, every day.

We officially started school. It is so hard to get back to the routine again, but with a help of Dunkin’ Donuts® Original Blend Coffee  More of what you love in a convenient new 30oz canister. Anyhow, I am slowly and surely getting back to prepping things at night and waking up very early with only one thought on my mind, which is to inhale that aroma of coffee. Don’t we all wait for that each morning? I meancoffee lovers, of course. 

Just last week when we went school supply shopping, I stopped by Publix and got Dunkin’ Donuts® 30 oz. Canister  — new package, but same Dunkin’ Donuts® Original Blend. Since I am the only one consuming coffee in the housewell, sometimes my daughter get a cup of coffee as wellDunkin’ Donuts® 30 oz. Canister lasts us a long time. 

This new Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee (30oz) Canister of the original blend is so convenient and at a great value! It saved me big time because our dear high schoolers start school at 7 am so waking up at 5:30 is crucial. First of all, I am not a morning person, and second, I cannot open my eyes before taking a couple of sips of delicious coffee. 

I just love it with something sweet like donuts or some sweet pastry. I am not a breakfast eater, but I must admit that sweet pastry and cup of hot coffee in the morning or It is a match made in heaven. Don’t you agree? 

Of courseI love my coffee hot and dark with a drop of sweetener, although I have made iced coffee as well as made my summer frappe using Dunkin’ Donuts® Original Blend. How do I make my favorite coffee you may ask? Well, since I love stronger coffee, I pour nearly boiling water over the coffee grinds in my french press and wait for a bit until the coffee just bloom giving me that amazing aroma throughout the house. The coffee has a crisp, bright flavor, with a pleasant taste that always lingers on my palette. 

How do you take your coffee? Do you like munching on some pastry while sipping on a coffee? I would love to hear. I have been drinking coffee for a long time, and my first real job was at the coffee shop where I was packing coffee for a sale. With that being said, I know a good coffee when I taste one, and Dunkin’ Donuts® Original Blend is pretty darn delicious. 

Now, this is how I make my coffee in the French press.

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French Press Dunkin' Donuts® Original Blend Coffee

This recipe makes 2 smaller mugs of coffee or one xlarge.
Course beverage
Keyword coffee, breakfast, drink, beverage
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2 Smaller Cups
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 4- cup French Press or larger
  • 27 g 5 Tbsp coffee, coarsely ground
  • 2 cups water, just off the boil
  • A spoon for stirring

Instructions

  1. Preheat your press with hot water, including the plunger, then transfer that water by pouring it into your cup. Meanwhile, measure 5 tablespoons or 27 grams of coffee.

  2. Add to the coffee to the French Press, then start the timer, add water in a circular motion, until the press is half full. Pause for a moment, then 45 seconds in, give the grounds a gentle stir with a spoon.
  3. Evenly pour more hot water to the top of the press and add the lid.
  4. Rest the plunger on the grounds for about 5 minutes then slowly push the plunger all the way down.

Almond Milk Matcha-Moringa Iced Latte

Almond Milk Matcha-Moringa Iced Latte

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Shamrock Shake Recipe

Shamrock Shake Recipe

Delicious Green Shake for your St. Paddy’s Day with NutriBullet Select How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? As the description says “The feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and […]

Homemade Hot Cocoa

Homemade Hot Cocoa

Is there anything more comforting than cozying up with a cup of hot cocoa during the winter season?
I say, no there is nothing more comforting. While kids are home on the winter break, I made a large jar of homemade hot cocoa mix and we are planning to enjoy it often. You really do not need to buy store-bought hot cocoa when you can make it in matters of 5 minutes and enjoy it all winter long.

I really cherish this time with kids still home. I don’t know how I am going to handle when they all leave my nest. I stayed with them all their life, started this blogging journey just to be here when they need me. There is nowhere I rather wish to be right now than here with three of them close to me, with our favorite animated movie on and a cup of homemade hot cocoa.

Who do you cherish in your life?

I hope you guys like this recipe, and if you do happen to make it please tag me on Instagram @sandraseasycooking and use hashtag #sandraseasycooking so I am able to see your delicious creations and share with my readers as well. Thanks in advance!!!

Happy Cooking!!!

Sandra

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

 

HOMEMADE HOT COCOA

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cocoa, beverage,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Pure Vanilla Powder
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • MILK

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl using Fine Mesh Strainer, pass the cocoa powder through the sieve to get rid of any unwanted lumps.
  2. Add all the other ingredients and mix it to combine everything.
  3. Heat milk in the saucepan over medium-low heat.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix for every 8 Fl Oz of Milk stir to dissolve.
  5. Add Whipped cream or Marshmallows to your cocoa and you are done.

Recipe Notes

  • 2 tbsp. Cocoa mix per 8 FL Oz Milk. Homemade Cocoa Mix could last for up to 6 months in an airtight container.
  • If you would like to use water, then I suggest adding Powdered Milk (about 2 cups on this amount).
  • You can also add 1 tbsp. Instant Espresso Powder to your Hot Cocoa, Dry Mix. It enhances the flavor of chocolate without having too much of coffee flavor. I used Organic Dominican Cocoa Powder -RAW.
  • Use Dairy Full Fat Milk, Soy, Almond or Cashew Milk.

Kale, Banana and Pineapple Smoothie

Kale, Banana and Pineapple Smoothie

It’s mid-September and I am still going strong with smoothies. It’s a great way to intake natural vitamins. Also, it keeps you fuller, happier and healthier.  I rather drink one tall glass full of nutrition than pop a vitamin pill and rely on that entirely. […]