Honey and Banana Milk Shake

Honey and Banana Milk Shake

From   Tea Time

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 0 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Beverage

Type: Indo-Chinese

A simply fantastic milk shake to have with your Sunday breakfast

Ingredients

  • Clear honey 6 tbsps
  • Ripe bananas, peeled 8
  • Lemon juice 2 tbsps
  • Soya or rice milk 4 cups
  • Vanilla ice cream 8 scoops
  • Large strawberries, diced 8
  • Chocolate chips 8 tbsps
  • Fresh mint 4 sprigs

Methods

  • Break the bananas into pieces and put in a blender jar, add honey and lemon juice, soya milk and 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream and blend till smooth.
  • Put some strawberry pieces and some chocolate chips into each of 4 serving glasses, pour the milk shake over them till the glasses are half full.
  • Put some more strawberry pieces and some more chocolate chips in each glass and fill up the glasses with the remaining milk shake. Finally top with the remaining strawberry pieces and remaining chocolate chips.
  • At the end top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in each glass, garnish with a mint sprig and serve.
Apple Yogurt Slush

Apple Yogurt Slush

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 0 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Beverage

Type: Indo-Chinese

Key Ingredients:

  • Apple
  • Hung yogurt

Apples and hung yogurt blended together to make a delicious slush

Health Tips:

Low fat yogurt

Ingredients

  • Apples, peeled, cored and cut into cubes 2 cups
  • Hung yogurt (chakka) 1 cup
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Nutmeg, grated 1 tsp
  • Sugar ½ cup
  • Cinnamon (dalchini) powder ½ tsp
  • Ice cubes 10

Methods

  • Pour lemon juice over apples to prevent them from turning black. Put apples, hung yogurt, nutmeg powder, sugar, cinnamon powder and ice cubes in a mixer jar and blend till smooth.
  • Pour into serving glasses and serve chilled.
Malai Lassi

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 0 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Beverage

Type: Indo-Chinese

Key Ingredients:

  • Ripe bananas
  • Low fat yogurt

Start your day on a healthy note – serve this delicious lassi at breakfast

Ingredients

  • Ripe bananas, peeled and roughly chopped 3
  • Low fat yogurt 2 cups
  • Melon seeds (magaz) 1 tsp
  • Almonds, chopped 1 tsp + to garnish
  • Pistachios, chopped ½ tsp
  • Saffron 3 to 4 strands
  • Honey 1 tbsp

Methods

  • To make a healthy Malai Lassi, put bananas, melon seeds, almonds, pistachios, saffron, low fat yogurt and honey into a beaker and blend it with a hand blender till smooth.
  • Pour into serving glasses, garnish with almonds, pistachios and saffron strands and serve.
Summer Soup Shots

Summer Soup Shots

By Hi Tea

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 0 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Beverage

Type: Indo-Chinese

Key Ingredients:

  • Yogurt
  • Cucumbers

Ideal beverage to be had during hot summer months

Ingredients

  • Yogurt 1 cup
  • Cucumbers, peeled and roughly chopped 2
  • Fresh mint leaves, chopped 2 tbsps
  • Fresh parsley, chopped 2 tbsps
  • Salt to taste
  • Ice cubes as required
  • Sour cream 3 tsps + to garnish
  • Chives, finely chopped 2 tbsps

Methods

  • Put yogurt, cucumber, mint leaves, parsley, salt and some ice cubes in a blender and blend till smooth.
  • Add sour cream and blend again.
  • Pour into serving shot glasses and garnish each glass with chives and a dollop of sour cream.
Italian Hot Chocolate

Italian Hot Chocolate

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Beverage

Type: Indo-Chinese

Key Ingredients:

  • Milk
  • Cocoa powder

It is creamy, it is full of flavour and it is totally rejuvenating

Ingredients

  • Milk 4 cups
  • Sugar 8 tbsps
  • Cocoa powder ½ cup
  • Cornflour 2 tsps
  • Cinnamon (dalchini) powder ¼ tsp
  • Nutmeg (jaiphal) powder ¼ tsp
  • Almond essence / vanilla essence 1 tsp

Methods

  • Mix sugar, cocoa powder, cornflour and cinnamon powder in a small bowl.
  • Heat milk in a deep non-stick pan.
  • Add a little milk to the cocoa powder mixture and mix well. Add it to the remaining milk in the pan and cook, stirring continuously, for 2-3 minutes or till it starts to bubble and boil. Do not allow it to become too thick.
  • Pour into a bowl and whisk to make it frothy. Add nutmeg powder and almond essence.
  • Pour into individual glasses and serve hot.
Moroccan Almond Smoothie and Moroccan Tea

Moroccan Almond Smoothie and Moroccan Tea

Prep: 30 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Beverage

Type: Indo-Chinese

Key Ingredients:

  • Almonds
  • Milk
  • Green tea leaves
  • Fresh mint leaves

Both the smoothie and the tea are very refreshing and rejuvenating

Ingredients

  • Moroccan almond smoothie
  • Almonds, blanched, peeled 1 cup
  • Cold milk 1½ cups
  • Cinnamon (dalchini) powder 1 tsp
  • Sugar 4 tbsps
  • Orange essence 1 tsp
  • Orange zest, grated ¼ tsp
  • Ice cubes as required
  • Seedless apricots, finely chopped 1 cup
  • Moroccan tea
  • Green tea leaves 1 tbsp
  • Fresh mint leaves 10 + to decorate
  • Sugar 2 tbsps

Methods

  • To make Moroccan almond smoothie, grind almonds to a paste in a mixer.
  • Add milk, cinnamon powder, sugar, orange essence and orange zest and ice cubes and blitz for 2-3 minutes till it becomes a smooth and frothy. Transfer into a jar and refrigerate before serving.
  • Put some apricots in tall glasses, pour the smoothie over and serve chilled.
  • To make Moroccan tea, heat 2 cups water in a non-stick pan, add green tea leaves and mint leaves and mix well.
  • Add sugar, mix and boil.
  • Strain into a serving glasses, decorate with mint leaves and serve hot.