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Old thread but if anyone is still searching for the key, binging with babish on youtube has a video where he makes the "orange mocha Frappuccino" from a certain movie, which was disgusting, but in the process of making a good tasting drink he showed how to make the Frappuccino base. Xantham gum is in fact crucial. As it says on the label, the last ...


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What you made is a watered down version of a fermented or hard cider - the natural yeasts in the apple produce CO2 and alcohol, the sugar adds a bit of extra food for the yeasts, as does the honey which also contributes to the flavor, like the cinnamon stick and fennel. In short, you used the spontaneous fermentation like it’s traditional for wine and cider,...


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The creaminess in many coffee drinks comes from steamed milk. The milk is heated by forcing steam through it. This leads to a very creamy result. It is hard to replicate at home without an espresso machine with a steam wand. You can foam the hot milk with a cappuccino wand (or something similar) for a slightly more authentic result but the result will not be ...


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They wouldn't use the name "cordial" because it has a different meaning in the US. Over here, "cordial" is some sort of flavored alcohol, usually with a sort of connotation of something that rich people drink after dinner or as something refreshing that some rich people on a southern plantation might drink. (so it's not only alcoholic, ...


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Apart from in America, "cordial" is often a term for something based on sugar and fruit. It's more commonly called "squash" in the UK (but one old brand is Rose's lime cordial); in other languages the name often translats to "syrup". Many are brightly coloured, whether artificially or using various plant extracts in addition to ...


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