Tag Archives: Hot Drinks

Hot Chocolate/ A Perfect Cup of Hot Chocolate

This recipe is the best and the easiest if you want to enjoy a perfect cup of hot chocolate without any pro equipment, at home….

Ayesha's kitchen

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbspns hot chocolate powder
  • ¼ tspn ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 tbspns full cream
  • 1 tbspn cocoa powder (for dusting)

Procedure:

-Boil milk and reserve ½ cup of milk. Add cream in rest of the milk and continue boiling on very low flame. Make sure you are using non-stick milk warmer.

-In reserved ½ cup of milk mix hot chocolate powder and cinnamon. Make a uniform mixture.

-Put the milk off the flame and with an electric beater whip the milk and the cream until it is frothy.

-Divide the chocolate mixture in to two cups or mugs and pour over frothed milk.

-Top it with some cocoa powder and immediately serve hot with cookies, muffins or brownies.

Servings:

Serves 2.

Kashmiri Chai (Pink Tea)

Kashmiri Chai (Pink Tea) is a lovely, smooth and silky hot beverage that is usually served in Pakistan on any happy occasion after meals. Do try this and make your day …

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 4 cups milk
  • A pinch of saffron strands
  • 2 tbspns jasmine tea leaves
  • 1 big cardamom
  • 1 big piece of cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 3 almonds
  • 4 green cardamoms crushed
  • Some salt
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 small very small drop of pink food colour (OPTIONAL)

FOR GARNISH

  • Crushed or slivered almond
  • Crushed or slivered pistachios
  • Some mixed dried fruits

Procedure:

-In a saucepan, add all the ingredients given above except milk and for garnish and bring to a boil.

-Boil well for 10 minutes.

-Add milk and boil again.

-Strain this mixture and pour it into 4 cups.

-Place some mixed dried fruits on the saucer and garnish the tea with some crushed pistachios and almonds.

Tips:

-Use full cream milk for best results.

-Avoid using salted or roasted pistachios and almonds.

-Add a very little drop of pink food colour only if desired.

Servings:

This will serve 4 persons easily.