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Iced Americano Recipe

January 2, 2012

Posted by in cooking ideas

To start of the new year, I thought we’d start with a healthier drink recipe, as in, no milk or sugar! The Americano was actually my first taste of unsweetened espresso, and embarrassingly, I cried when I tried to drink it. It was strong and it was unexpected. I did not come from a coffee-drinking family, and the Americano is not for the faint of heart. I eased into my love for coffees and espresso with a bit of milk and mocha, but today I can gladly say I usually drink a bold roast or espresso, plain black. For me, lattes are just a treat, not on my daily menu.

Today’s recipe is actually an iced Americano, and contains nothing more than brewed espresso, water, and ice. It is refreshing in its simplicity, and a great way to cut unnecessary sugar out of your life without giving up the taste of espresso that you love.

Serves 1

Ingredients

2 ounces brewed espresso

6 ounces water

ice

Directions

Brew espresso. Fill a 12 – 16 ounce glass 3/4 the way up with ice.

Pour water into the glass, followed by brewed espresso, and stir.

ashley paul indie pretty project Out to find ways to make life simpler, Ashley is tackling life one DIY project at a time. Learning as she goes, she also spends her days writing Indie Pretty Projects and creating for her Etsy shop.

 

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indie pretty projects orange sherbert recipe

While summer is winding down, there’s no better sweet treat than a frosty dish of orange sherbert. I was so delighted when I learned just how easy it is to make orange sherbert at home – and I’m willing to bet most of you already have these ingredients in your refrigerator and cupboard!

ingredients

2 cups of orange juice

1 tablespoon orange zest

1 tsp ground ginger

2 tsp vanilla extract

6 oz sugar

1.5 cups whole milk

directions

Place all ingredients besides milk in a food processor and blender, and blend on high for 30 seconds. Pour in whole milk, and blend again. If you have an ice cream maker, this is all you need to do – just follow the directions for your ice cream maker to create homemade sherbert. If you do not have an ice cream maker, keep reading! Pour your orange mixture into ice cube trays – this filled up three of my trays. Place into the freezer for about three hours, or until solid (the cubes will become solid, but remain a bit creamy). Try not to leave your cubes in the freezer for too long, or else ice crystals will begin to form, taking away from the sherbert’s creaminess. Next, remove from freezer, and scoop out the cubes with a fork or spoon (they probably won’t pop out of the trays like ice cubes, but they should scoop out fairly easily), and place in a food processor or blender. Process for about 2 minutes, in 30 second intervals. Every 30 seconds, scrape down the sides and keep blending. Use a scraper to pour into a bowl, and smooth the top over. Place back in the freezer – it should be ready to eat in 2-4 hours (depending on your freezer temperature!).

ashley paul indie pretty project Out to find ways to make life simpler, Ashley is tackling life one DIY project at a time. Learning as she goes, she also spends her days writing Indie Pretty Projects and creating for her Etsy shop.

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