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Is eggnog just a milkshake?

Not really. For a start there's no milk in it (there's cream, but milk is the defining factor in a milkshake). Second, egg isn't a normal ingredient in a milkshake, and neither is alcohol. Of course ...
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Is eggnog just a milkshake?

For one thing, eggnog (around in one form or another for hundreds of years) significantly predates milkshakes. Even switching the order of invention, though, still no :) A milkshake is based on ice ...
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Is eggnog just a milkshake?

Egg nog is a custard. The only difference is you don't freeze it in an ice cream mixer. It has all the same ingredients as ice cream except a heavier use of alcohol. I haven't tried but I'd bet you ...
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Does shaking carbonated water before use increase the carbonation?

No. Shaking will create a lot of small bubbles which will act as nucleation points to release the dissolved gas when the container is opened and the pressure released.
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Does shaking carbonated water before use increase the carbonation?

What will help is chilling the soda water as much as possible. Gas is more soluble in water at lower temperatures, and the difference is appreciable over a relevant range (drinks fridge at 8C vs the ...
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Has My Cider Fermented?

A hydrometer can be used to measure the density (which is determined primarily by the sugar content) of the liquid, thereby determining whether the sugar has been transformed into alcohol. The place ...
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Does shaking carbonated water before use increase the carbonation?

It makes things worse. When you shake the liquid, it allows the gas to escape more easily, making the liquid less carbonated when you actually use it.
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Does it matter if I heat water and mik together and pour it in the instant coffee altogether?

You can mix instant coffee with water, milk, cream, or any mixture of those, to your taste. It doesn't matter, and you don't have to do it in multiple steps. This is different from fresh ground ...
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Vietnamese burnt sugar beverage

Since we have a canonical answer already, perhaps there might be room for a speculative answer without stepping on toes - that is, if someone is interested as I am in figuring out how the originally ...
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Vietnamese burnt sugar beverage

I found the restaurant's menu online. Apparently this is Tra Thai. I must have mistaken the flavor. Tra Thai
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What can I substitute for pineapple juice in this recipe?

Substitute with mango or papaya juice. It will not taste the same, but it will still have the exotic flavor.
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How to add alkaline to a drink?

I had a look at the actual scientific paper describing the use of this substance as a pH indicator and a few other blogs, this is the overall advice: 1 - Please make sure that the FINAL pH of the ...
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Is eggnog just a milkshake?

The similarity is not superficial in that the ingredients and preparation of eggnog is essentially the same as those for making a custard style ice cream. In effect, drinking eggnog is drinking ...
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Prevent matcha gelatination

If you mix matcha powder with cream, sugar and water, you have created a substance that will make some microbes very happy. For that mix, the same rule as for other "prepared foods" apply: ...
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What are the main flavours/aroma compounds of the Scottish soft drink "Irn-Bru" (Iron Brew)?

AG Barr answered that a while back in releasing the fact the Ammonium Ferric Citrate was a key ingredient in flavouring the drink. That, however, is not the full story. If my memory serves me ...
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Proportions for improvised cran-apple juice

The proportion is not 50/50. It's more like 30/70, cran/apple. Still, experiment with a cup (8oz) of apple juice and start adding in the cranberry juice an ounce at a time. **I honestly don't ...
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Proportions for improvised cran-apple juice

Searching for "substitute fresh cranberry for cranberry juice" (because that's the actual substitution you need to make) gives you this nifty recipe for cranberry juice. Proportion is 1:2 w/v ratio ...
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How much citric acid to preserve my juice

Short answer: Enough citric acid to get the pH below 4.2, then pasteurize. One mM citric acid solution has a pH of 3.2, but it's essentially tribasic with pKa of 5.21, 4.28 and 2.92, so figuring it ...
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"Sludge" at the bottom of matcha/green tea latte

That’s because Starbucks uses an emulsifier in their drinks. My guess is that it’s included in their cream base. You can request a non-syrup drink, but not a non-cream base one. I usually order my ...
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"Sludge" at the bottom of matcha/green tea latte

I make iced oat milk honey matcha lattes every day and don’t really have issues with sludge unless I leave my drink for a long period of time. My method is: microwave around 2 oz of water with 2-3 ...
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"Sludge" at the bottom of matcha/green tea latte

Use the milk frother but skip many of your steps (warm water unnecessary for example). First add the milk (oat milk works even better!) and turn on the frother, then, while the frother is on, add ...
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"Sludge" at the bottom of matcha/green tea latte

If you are making your drink with real matcha, that matcha is very finely ground green tea leaves. There are parts of the tea leaves that will always be insoluble in water, and therefore eventually ...
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Why does whipped Cream sometimes sink in warm beverages?

Heavy cream should be lightly whipped, still in a somewhat pourable state. If it is over-whipped, it will have more of a tendency to sink. The beverage should be at least slightly sweetened with ...
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Where to get Chinotto extract?

This (Aromata Group) is the closest I found, but unfortunately, it looks like it would be custom order industrial sized units for sale. In this Reddit thread, someone posted an untested mock Chinotto....
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Where to get Chinotto extract?

I was also unable to find the extract, but I was able to find a site that allows you to purchase the chinotto sour orange tree! Here you go: https://www.fourwindsgrowers.com/store/sour-orange-trees....
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Carbonation diffuser versus shaking

The solubility of Carbon Dioxide (CO₂) in water (or beer, soda, soft-drinks) is governed by the pressure of CO₂, temperature of water, and the amount of CO₂ already dissolved in the liquid. Obviously ...
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Re-use rice for multiple batches of horchata?

Boiling rice before its use in horchata avoids big quantities of sediments. After its unncooked use it can be reimplemented, but since you extracted most of his essence, more ingredients will be need ...
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