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Spiked Aguas Frescas

Agua fresca to Latinos is what lemonade is to gringos. We remember cooling off on a hot summer day with a fresh glass of agua de sandía or agua de pepino. Now that we’re grown up, we still crave the same fruit drinks but we need a kick to end our day. These alcohol-infused agua fresca recipes hit the spot. Spike your preferred agua with tequila, rum or your liquor of choice. Your childhood favorite will become your new go-to adult beverage.

Grapefruit Agua Fresca from Saveur

Cucumber Agua Fresca from The Accidental Bartender

Spicy Pineapple and Cucumber Agua Fresca from Vegetarian Times

Watermelon Blossom from A Thirsty Spirit

Papaya and Lime Agua Fresca from Williams-Sonoma

Spiked Pineapple Agua Fresca from Chow

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With just five ingredients and a five-minute preparation time, this rum-based pineapple agua fresca is refreshing and best of all, it’s easy to make.

Cucumber Agua Fresca Gin Fizz from Island Vittles

Well this was delicious…. #greenteamojito #floridalife

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Gin, mint and cucumber, a touch of sparkling water and simple syrup immediately makes us feel like we’re at the best spa ever!

Watermelon Agua Fresca Mimosas from Diane, A Broad

A whole watermelon and a whole bottle of dry sparkling wine? What time is brunch?

Don Julio Agua Fresca from The Bar

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This agua fresca is named for the liquor and not the fruit, but the drink does include lime, watermelon and pomegranate juice, which pair particularly well with tequila.

Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca from The Cooking Channel

11 Mouthwatering Recipes With Abuelita Chocolate To Try Since You Overstocked While Panic Buying

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11 Mouthwatering Recipes With Abuelita Chocolate To Try Since You Overstocked While Panic Buying

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Okay so you panic-bought when things got crazy with this pandemic stuff. Most of us did but fortunately get comfort out of knowing that those of us who hoarded loads of Abuelita Chocolate did little harm in terms of witholding vital neutrition from others when it comes to the that department.

But there is a problem… you now have cupboards fileld with the powdery goodness and since its heating up, you likely have little reason to use it. So what to do?

It’s likely that anyone who’s tasted Chocolate Abuelita is likely obsessed with it. But what if we told you there’s more to it than just hot chocolate? We’re about to blow your mind.

What if I told you that you can make a Chocolate Abuelita cheesecake? ?

Betty Crocker

UM, YES PLEASE. ??

Better yet, some Chocolate Abuelita macarons…


Definitely not your basic macarons.

For the holidays you can bake a pecan pie with an Abuelita chocolate twist.


If you’re a fan of pecan pie, this recipe is a must try!

It doesn’t get more refreshing than some Chocolate Abuelita ice cream. ?

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It’s the perfect dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.

And perfect with a glass of milk are these Chocolate Abuelita cinnamon rolls.


Cinnamon+Chocolate=deliciousness. ?

If you thought these recipes couldn’t get any sweeter, wait till you try these Chocolate Abuelita cupcakes.


PLUS dulce de leche frosting??? YASSS. ??

For a sugary treat, we’re just going to drop these Chocolate Abuelita cookies right here.


And they look like conchas! ?

Perfect for the chilly mornings, you can make yourself a yummy Chocolate Abuelita latte.

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Make mine a double! ☝?

And if you’re a fan of cold beverages…

The Chocolate Abuelita frap is perfect for you.

After you’re all caffeinated and ready to get turnt, go with this white Russian with a touch of Chocolate Abuelita.


I’ll take one! ??

And in case you didn’t already know, Chocolate Abuelita is also used to make some bomb a** mole.


So what else can you make with Chocolate Abuelita?


READ: 11 Latino Drinks and Food to Keep You Warm the Rest of Winter

Hit the share button below and spread these yummy Abuelita chocolate treats!

Disney’s Gift That Keeps On Giving Is More Of Its Classic Recipes So That We Can Have Them In Quarantine

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Disney’s Gift That Keeps On Giving Is More Of Its Classic Recipes So That We Can Have Them In Quarantine

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Updated May 20, 2020.

It’s definitely a marketing ploy and it probably won’t be the same as the real deal, but sí mi gente, some of your favorite dine-out recipes have been shared online!

That’s right, so many of their customers sheltering in place across the globe in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, some of the biggest hospitality brands in the game are releasing their signature recipes. We’ve put them all here in one place for you to check out!

Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup from EPCOT

Ingredients:

1/2 pound of bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 medium red onion, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
3 celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken stock
4 cups of milk
1 pound white cheddar cheese, grated
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Coarse salt, freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup warm Canadian golden lager or any pale lager-style beer
Chopped scallions or chives, for garnish

Recipe:

“In a 4- or 5-quart Dutch oven, cook bacon, stirring, over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add red onion, celery, and butter and sauté until onion has softened, about 5 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 4 minutes over medium heat.  Whisk in chicken stock and bring to boil for 1 minute. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add milk and continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Do not boil after milk is added. Remove from heat and add cheese, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Blend with immersion blender until cheese is melted and soup is smooth. Stir in warm beer.  If the soup is too thick, thin with some warm milk. Serve the soup hot, garnished with chopped scallions or chives.”

The Grey Stuff

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups cold whole milk
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 15 chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 12 scalloped sugar cookies
  • Edible sugar pearls

Recipe

“Pour milk into large mixing bowl. Add instant vanilla pudding mix and whisk for 2 minutes until smooth and slightly thickened. Place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, until firm. Place chocolate sandwich cookies in food processor and pulse until puréed. Fold puréed cookies into pudding mix. Stir until fully mixed. Add whipped topping and instant chocolate pudding. Stir until fully mixed. Place in refrigerator and chill for one hour. Spoon grey stuff into piping bag fitted with desired tip. Pipe grey stuff onto cookies. Top with sugar pearls.”

The Peanut Butter & Jelly Milk Shake from 50’s Prime Time Café at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons jelly (strawberry or grape)
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup milk

Recipe:

“Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.Add plenty of extra peanut butter or jelly to taste.”

Disney’s Cook’s Notes: You can substitute jelly for two cups of sliced strawberries

Tonga Toast at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Ingredients: 

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon 
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 
  • 1 quart canola oil, for frying
  • 1 loaf sourdough bread (uncut, 12 inches long)
  • 2 large bananas, peeled 

Recipes

Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside. Then, whip eggs in a medium bowl– beat thoroughly. Add milk, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix well and set aside.   

For Tonga Toast: 

Using caution, preheat oil to 350°F in a large pot or a deep fryer. (If using a large pot, use a candy thermometer to make certain the oil does not get any hotter or it will burn.) 

Slice the bread into four three-inch-thick slices. 

Cut each banana in half crosswise, then each piece lengthwise. 

Place a bread slice flat on the counter and tear out just enough from the middle (do not tear all the way through) to stuff half a banana into; repeat with each bread slice. 

Dip stuffed bread into batter, covering both sides, allowing excess batter to drip off bread and place carefully into hot oil. 

Cook 4-5 minutes until golden brown. If needed, turn toast over after 2 minutes and cook for another 2 minutes on other side. Remove and drain excess oil. 

Roll toast in cinnamon-sugar. Repeat for each piece of toast. 

Pret A Manger’s beloved chocolate chip cookies

We’ve been inundated with requests for the secret to our Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies. This recipe is perfect for rookie…

Posted by Pret A Manger on Friday, April 3, 2020

The popular high street chain published the beloved recipe after being “inundated” with requests to publish the recipe since the coronavirus outbreak.

According to Pret, they’ll be releasing more great recipes on their social feeds within the next few days!

McDonald’s sausage and egg McMuffin

There’s nothing like the real deal, but McDonald’s shared its sausage-and-egg McMuffin recipe and so far reviews coming in seem like it could be the real deal!

Ingredients

An English muffin

75g Sausage meat

Eggs

American Cheese Slice 

Potato 

Method

– Toast the English muffin until golden brown. 

– Season with a pinch of salt and pepper then shape into balls. Flatten into patty shapes and cook under a pre-heated grill for six to seven minutes on each side (or as per instructions on packaging).

– Brush the inside of a metal ring with a little oil and place in a small frying pan. Pour in just enough water to cover the base then bring to the boil. Crack the eggs into the rings, cover the pan and cook for two-three minutes.

– Assemble your McMuffin by layering the patty and egg on top of a slice of cheese.

– To make a hash brown, grate the potato into a bowl. Mix in an egg, then season with salt and pepper. Heat a glug of oil in a pan then add spoonfuls of the mix. Flatten and cook until golden brown on both sides.

Disney’s churros.

Disney published the recipe for its beloved churros to give fans of the crunchy tweet a “little taste of Disney magic” while at home.

Disney Parks Churro Bites

You can click here for a print-at-home version of the recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable or canola oil
  • ½ cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine water, butter, salt, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon in 1 ½-quart saucepan over medium heat. Bring pot to rolling boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Add flour and stir vigorously until mix forms a ball. Remove from heat and let rest for 5-7 min.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, and stir until combined. Set aside.
  5. Heat oil in medium skillet or 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat or until temperature reaches 350˚.
  6. Spoon dough into piping bag fitted with large star tip. Pipe 1-inch strip of dough over saucepan, cut with knife, and drop into hot oil. Repeat until churro bites fill saucepan with room to fry. 
  7. Fry churro bites until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon or mesh spider strainer.
  8. Drain churro bites on paper towel.
  9. Mix sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in medium bowl. Toss in churro bites until coated. Place on serving plate and serve with favorite dipping sauce.

Wagamama’s katsu curry

To keep up the spirit, Wagamama launched a cooking channel to share its signature katsu curry recipe.

The Chicken Katsu Curry

the sauce | serves two –
2–3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
2.5cm piece of ginger, peeled + grated
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 heaped tablespoons mild
curry powder
1 tablespoon plain flour
300ml chicken or veg stock
100ml coconut milk
1 teaspoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar, to taste

the dish | serves two –
120g rice (any rice will do!)
1 quantity katsu curry sauce
2 skinless chicken breasts
50g plain flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
100g panko breadcrumbs
75ml vegetable oil, for deep-frying
40g mixed salad leaves

DoubleTree’s chocolate chip cookies

According to Bussiness Wire DoubleTree cookies have a long and passionate following. The sites says that more than 30 million are consumed every year, and “the DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie even became the first food to be baked in orbit during experiments aboard the International Space Station.”

DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Makes 26 cookies

½ pound butter, softened (2 sticks)
¾ cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
¾ cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 ¼ cups flour
½ cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Pinch cinnamon
2 ⅔ cups Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chips chocolate chips
1 ¾ cups chopped walnuts

Waffle House’s waffle mix!

Last week the Waffle House chain revealed it was finally selling bags of its signature waffle mix!