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What is the way of drinking chimarrao correctly and easily?

I love yerba and tried to taste a new one for me - chimarrao (Brazilian yerba, very fine, nearly flour). Having looked at some videos, I tried teabags on bombilla, preparing it properly and tapping on ...
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Would it be possible to brew cacao powder using a pour over method à la coffee grounds?

I see that one similar question has already been asked, but it was rather vague on specifics. Essentially, I wish to place a fine mesh strainer over a cup, pour around 1 tbsp of cacao powder (Navitas ...
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How to reduce air inside blended drink?

I'm making a mix of protein powder, milk and coffee in the blender. When I blend it, it seems so I get a mixture which is very foamy and takes a while to settle. Anyway I can make the foamy part go ...
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How to make syrup mix with milk/water when making drinks?

When I go to coffee shops, they flavour the drinks using these syrups eg: Choclate, hazlenut and so on. I found the same syrups and started using them to try and flavour my drinks in home cooking, but ...
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Chai Latte With Extra "Chai" Flavor

I'm currently using the following recipe to make Chai lattes: 12 oz vanilla soy milk 6 oz water 1+ tbsp chai mix (2.5 parts cinnamon, 1 part each of cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger) 2 ...
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Why do we remove the foam from soymilk while it boils while preparing it?

Why is the foam removed? Here is the recipe I am following, from Chinese Cooking Demystified. How to Make Soy Milk, from Scratch (豆浆) Ingredients: Soybeans, 200g Water, 2.4L Sugar, to taste (we used ...
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What is the proper ratio of tapioca , sugar and water for boba?

I want to make my own boba. My first attempt turned out to misshapen flat disk. It looks more like a bread roll. I really would like to them to be round. I used 120g tapioca starch 78ml water 65g ...
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Can I dissolve mint in water and drink it?

I like mint and sometimes put some in a cup of water. My question is can I grind the mint into a fine powder and dissolve it? Maybe if the water is warm? Usually mint like in this pic just settles on ...
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Why is matcha whisked?

I find that in authentic videos of making matcha (ones made by japanese people themself) that the preparation begins with mixing a bit of matcha powder with water and then whisking it (see 1:46 of ...
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For microwave hot chocolate, why pour the hot milk into the chocolate rather than mixing the milk with chocolate then heating?

I read on the back of the unsweetened Hershey's cocoa powder box that I should first heat milk in a microwave and then pour into another cup with the powder, salt and sugar. This tasted much better ...
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Recommended lemon juice to water ratio when making lemonade

A lot of recipes I see call for lemon quantity but this can be very relative as some lemons differ in weight/size, thus yielding to different amounts of lemon juice. For instance, if I wanted to make ...
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What are the main flavours/aroma compounds of the Scottish soft drink "Irn-Bru" (Iron Brew)?

Those familiar with the Scottish soft drink Irn-Bru may be familiar with the marketing slogan: "made from girders." This is due to the drink's taste which some describe as having a metallic ...
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How to make my ice blend more slushy-like?

I'm trying to make a chocolate ice blend from chocolate syrup, sweetened condensed milk, plain milk, and shaved ice (no measurements, eyeball and taste). I have a shaved ice maker and don't want ice ...
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Non toxic glowing food or drink

Is there a way to make a chemiluminescencent reaction that is safe for consumption by humans? That is to say is it possible to make an item of food or drink that glows and is at worst non toxic? There ...
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How to add lemon flavor to tea?

I am trying to add lemon flavor to tea so that it has ginger and lemon flavor to a noticeable extent. If we boil tea water with ginger, the ginger flavor can be brought almost to the way it is okay. ...
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Are ice tea in bottles considered as carbonated drinks like coke?

Are ice tea bottles like Lipton considered to be carbonated drinks like coke and 7up? I have issues in my GI (Gastro Intestinal) tract and I cannot tolerate coke and other carbonated drinks, I am just ...
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What kind of apple fermented drink did I just make?

I got this (dutch) recipe on Twitter a few months back. Translated it's called: apple with bubbles. I made it, and it was nice, simple process, and produced a nice summer style drink. But I was ...
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Replicating McDonald's Mocha

recently I've been trying to recreate the mocha they make at Mcdonalds. After many failed attempts. Here is how I currently prepare it: Put chocolate powder and sugar into a cup, pour a little ...
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What is the difference between "water/drink enhancers" and cordial?

I was doing a bit of internet browsing today, and I came across this image (linked rather than embedded because of copyright), which shows a bottle of hand disinfectant along with three bottles ...
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Recipes of Turkish drinks in Voltaire's Novel

There are some description of Turkish drinks in Voltaire's novel 'Candide', written in 1759 - presented them with several sorts of sherbet, which they had made themselves, with kaimak enriched with ...
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How can I make a smoothie that will last 6 months and still be drinkable afterward if unopened?

How can I make a smoothie that will last 6 months and still be drinkable afterward if kept unopened? The drink must: Taste and have the texture of a smoothie Be drinkable after 6 months (still in ...
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Poisonous Escoffier recipe?

I found a strange recipe in Escoffiers's Guide Culinaire: 2939 - CHERRY WATER Stone two lbs. of very ripe cherries, and rub them through a sieve. Put the purée into a basin with the stones crushed in ...
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How to keep drinks carbonated

I like to occasionally, but not regularly, have a carbonated drink such as soda water. Buying these in small containers is more expensive and uses more packaging. Big containers go flat before I have ...
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Dalgona / whipped coffee without sugar?

Dalgona coffee / whipped coffee is a hit recently, which is made from instant coffee powder, hot water and sugar. I was wondering if there are any possibilities that we could have similar results if ...
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Why do industrial drinks mark caffeine as a flavoring?

The ingredients list is sometimes written "Flavors: ... Caffeine" (Arômes: ... Caféine) on official Coca-Cola cans and home-brand cola bottles here in France. Why is caffeine marked as an aroma ...
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Why boil sugar for lemonade? [duplicate]

I've started making home lemonade recently and all the recipes boil about one cup of sugar in one cup of water. I never questioned that until my father saw the process and asked why don't I just add ...
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How can I extract color from food ingredients that won't add flavor when making mocktails?

I want to extract color from anything like flowers, fruits, powders, etc, to make a colorful mocktail to drink! It's important that the produced color doesn't change the taste of the drink. (so less ...
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Is Tassimo's caramel creamer suppose to be chunky?

I got some Tassimos caramel creamer, the t-disc style, and I was wondering if anyone knows if it is suppose to be chunky?
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soy milk production with no beany flavor

does anyone know how big industries like Silk are producing soy drinks with no beany flavor? I read that a you should soak beans in boioling water (which temperature? for how many minutes?) in order ...
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Can I use freeze dried fruit in a Sangria mix?

I want to make a few little gifts for some friends, and I had the idea of creating little bottles of all the things needed for different drinks. I was hoping that people would be able to hold on to ...
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Israeli soda type drink

Recently I had this amazing drink in a "Israeli style bistro" in St Petersburg, Russia. I can't remember the exact name, something beginning with 'J', like Jollo, Jalla or something. It had a really ...
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What does '1 unit of lemon juice' mean in a grandma's drink recipe?

My recipe says 1 unit of lemon juice, what does that mean? I am not sure if this recipe states that it is American or not but it is for a weight loss, eat healthy program and I do not understand what ...
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Lemonade problem

I follow the basic lemonade recipe; making sugar syrup and adding it to lemon juice. The result is perfect but when I leave it overnight in a bottle it seems like the juice (or a white substance) ...
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Why did my hot chocolate stink?

So I ran across a recipe for “crock pot hot chocolate”. For those of you who are curious it is: 1.5 cups of heavy cream 1 can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups of vanilla chocolate chips 6 cups of ...
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How long does kvass keep?

How long does an opened bottle of commercially made kvass last in the fridge? I would have expected the answer to be "weeks", given that it's fermented and would likely just slowly get stronger, but ...
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What is the opposite of cuvée?

I know that cuvée is wine produced from several types of grape. Is there a word to describe wine made from a single type?
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Disney dole whip variants

Does Disney’s dole whip come in flavors besides pineapple? Disney must have had some ideas along those lines.
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Recommendation for thickening agent for use in basil seed drink, to prevent seeds from collecting at the bottom

I was wondering what might be a good choice for a flavorless and clear thickening/gelling agent for use in a home made basil seed drink. I am trying to imitate the commercially available basil seed ...
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Is it possible to make "coffee" with cacao? [closed]

I need to do a project for the uni, and my topic it's about cacao, and i need to create a new product with it, do you think it is possible or not?, please answer i need some help haha.
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English term to describe "kompot", an Eastern European beverage made from berries

I am trying to find an English word for a special drink. This is the recipe: 5 liters of water 1 cup of sugar 500 grams of berries Mix sugar and water, bring mixture to a boil. Add berries, bring ...
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How to correct egg nog that is too sweet?

I have a large carton of Producers “All-Natural” Egg Nog. The actual taste itself is only slightly too sweet but the main issue is that it leaves a SUPER sweet after-taste that tastes like flavored ...
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Is it safe to leave mint leaves in unrefrigerated in water overnight?

Instead of drinking plain water, I would like to start drinking water with mint. I plan to put several leaves of mint in a 1.5 liter bottle filled with tap water during the night, and drink the water ...
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Is it safe to store unopened Gatorade in 78 degrees Fahrenheit?

I keep a home temperature during the weekdays of 78 degrees Fahrenheit and 73 during the evenings and nights. I have 6 gallons of unopened Gatorade bottles stored above the kitchen shelves. Is it safe ...
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Irish cream liqueur [closed]

Is the protein powder used in Irish cream liquor made with seaweed and is the caramel coloring made with wheat? I have celiac disease and these answers are very important to me.
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Condensed milk doesn't mix well into iced coffee

I enjoy Vietnamese/Thai/Brazilian iced coffee with the signature condensed milk. However, my efforts to reproduce have fallen flat. Using either condensed milk from a can or squeeze bottle, it never ...
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Where to source Tapioca balls for Homemade Milk Tea?

Looking to make some bubble tea at home, not sure where to source the tapioca balls from. Local grocery stores don't seem to have them. Are these generally "balled" at home, or bought already in ...
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i have a mist twst can case but the date on the bottom of it shows dec 19 2016

i brought a mist twist 355 ml soda can case. But the date on the bottom of it shows December 19 2016, i could not know if it is an expiration date or manufacturing date and kindly let me know if i ...
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Irish Coffee harder to get right than Baileys Coffee?

On a cold winter's day I was in a Irish-themed pub/restaurant and ordered an Irish Coffee. Some time later (could have been half an hour or longer), the waitress comes with all the stuff other people ...
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Can I keep mulled wine on the stove for longer

I'll be making mulled wine for the very first time. I'll be preparing it an hour in advance, more or less. Once I've completed the recipe can I keep it on the stove on low or low-mid setting for ...
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Cocoa butter sauce for beverages that doesn't resolidify

I'd like to make a cocoa butter sauce flavoring for beverages with the following properties: Stays as close to pure cocoa butter as possible. Doesn't re-solidify when drink is cold. Prefer not to use ...
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