I love hops. Just when I think I've seen all they can do to make beer more awesome, they go and impress me with something else. Did you know that there are hops that can make your beer taste like candy? This is for real.
Growing up I wasn't a big juice drinker. All my kid friends thought juice and things like Kool-Aid were the bee's knees, but I was never really a fan. Just give me a tall, cold glass of milk and I was all set. Today? I don't even keep it in the house. So what changed?
Labor Day is almost here, so we decided it was precisely the right time to show you how to make jello shots. Summer is nearly over — seize the day, right? Wait, you say. Jello shots? Dorm room, frat party, neon green vodka bombs?
No, no. What I'm about to show you today is jello shots all glammed up, and even, dare I say it, healthy. OK, healthier. I adore gelled desserts of all shapes and flavors — I have a whole chapter on them in my book Bakeless Sweets — and I've been waiting for just the right moment to talk jello shots. Raspberry lemonade jello shots, to be specific.
Affogato: the simple, Italian dessert couldn't be better for the last days of summer. Creamy cool ice cream paired with hot espresso means a perfect combination of bitter coffee and sweet ice cream, hot and cold. And why not try it with tea?
You may have heard about one-ingredient ice cream, one of our all-time most popular recipes here at The Kitchn. It's a marvelous trick of a treat, made from frozen bananas that have been whipped furiously into a smooth, dreamy dessert. And yes, it tastes (and scoops) just like soft-serve ice cream.
Well, the same science applies to milkshakes, and it led us to this: a thick, creamy, chip-studded shake that's lighter than our usual milkshake indulgences, being entirely ice cream-free (i.e. OK for breakfast).
When I was a child, our parents made us drink orange juice with breakfast and a cup of milk with our evening meal. I hated milk then and, as an adult, I really don't love it, unless it's accompanied by a stack of Oreo cookies. Most of my friends drank milk with supper, while our parents drank water or, occasionally, iced tea. My husband, who grew up in the United States, the child of two Europeans, was accustomed to water on the table, and our family has adopted this habit.
Spiced rum doesn't really scream summer to me, but iced tea sure does! Mix them together and you get a refreshing lemony tea with an adult spin. This cocktail has a lovely spicy kick, perfect for sipping outside on a hot summer eve. Not to mention, it can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes.
Hello, Indianapolis! If you aren't currently reading this from a seat at Flat12 Bierwerks, then I highly recommend skedaddling over there as soon as possible. And if you are, then I am jealous. My sampling of these few beers from this three-year-old Indianapolis brewpub has left me wanting only one thing: more.
Q: Hoboken ice cream sodas were my favorite back in the fifties and sixties. My favorite place to have this was Hicks on 49th Street around the corner from Saks in New York City. Do you have a recipe? I would love to hear about it.