Watermelon Lemonade


Ingredients:
Watermelon, seeds removed, cut into chunks (for 2 cups juice)
Lemons (for 1 cup lemonade)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup water
ice
mint for garnishing (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1 (Syrup)
1. Dissolve sugar in a boiling water. Transfer into glass container and let it cool in an ice bath. Set aside.

Part 2 (watermelon juice)
1. In a blender, puree watermelon until smooth. Transfer into a separate bottle.

Part 3 (lemonade)
1. Squeeze lemons and strain into a pitcher. Add syrup and stir until well blended.

Part 4 (Assembly)
1. In a tall glass, add ice then pour lemonade (half of the glass).
2. Place spoon over the edge then pour slowly the watermelon juice over the spoon.
3. Garnish with mint and serve.

Classic Lemonade


Ingredients:
1 cup lemon juice (6-8 fresh lemons)
3 cups water
lemon slices
ice

Syrup:
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, combine sugar and water then bring to boil over low heat. Keep stirring until fully dissolved. Let it cool and chilled.

2.In a pitcher, combine lemon juice, lemon slices, syrup and water then stir until well combined. Serve with ice.

Ice Scramble

Filipino Style Recipe: Ice Scramble or iskrambol is a popular Filipino street food consists of shaved ice, milk, sugar, extract and red liquid coloring. This dessert is easy and simple to preapared and usually served during meryenda (mid-afternoon snack) or summer season.

Ingredients:
1 medium-sized can evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon banana or vanilla extract
few drops of red liquid coloring
3 cups shaved ice

Toppings:
powdered milk
marshmallows
chocolate syrup

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, combine evaporated milk, banana extract, sugar and liquid coloring.
2. Add shaved ice then mix until well blended.Adjust consistency as desired.

Part 2
1. In a cup, pour ice mixture then top with milk powder, marshmallow and chocolate syrup.
2. Serve immediately.

Photo credit to Soneng

Lemon Detox Water

Filipino Style Recipe: Lemon Detox Water is a detoxification beverage helps flushing toxins out of the body and clear skin.

Ingredients:
2 liters water
1 lemon, slice
10 mint leaves

Procedures:
1. In a large jar, combine ingredients then refrigerate overnight.
2. Drink everyday.

Photo credit to www.topinspired.com

Mango Papaya Smoothie

Filipino Style Recipe: Mango Papaya Smoothie is another healthy and refreshing beverage. This beverage is made of mango, papaya, sugar and crushed ice. This refreshing beverage is similar to other healthy shakes and best to serve during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-8 minutes
Good for 2 glasses

Ingredients:
1 ripe mango
1 1/2 cup ripe papaya
4 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup water
2 cups crushed ice

Procedures:
1. Put the ripe mango and papaya in the blender and pulse 4 times.
2. Add the sugar and crushed ice and water.Mix in the blender until all ingredients are smooth.
3. Pour on glass, serve and enjoy!

Lemon and Mint Water

Filipino Style Recipe: Lemon and Mint Water is a refreshing and healthy drinks made of fresh mint, lemon and water. This drinks is an antioxidant and a great source of vitamin C ideal for those on diet. It helps the body to cleanse any toxins in the system and aids in weight loss.

Ingredients:
2 lemons, thinly sliced
fresh mint leaves
1 2/3 liters water
juice of one lemon
ice cubes
honey to taste (optional)

Procedures:
1. In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients then allow flavors to infuse inside the fridge for a few hours.
2. Serve chilled.

Melon Milk Drink

Filipino Style Recipe: Melon Milk Drink is another refreshing beverage and usually serve during afternoon or summer season. This drink is consists of melon, milk, sugar, and water then stir with ice.

Estimated time of preparation: 10-12 minutes

Ingredients:
1 medium sized melon, scrape the meat
1 1/2 liters water
1 large can low fat or evaporated milk
sugar to taste
ice cubes

Procedures:
1. In a large pitcher, combine melon, milk and water.
2. Add sugar according to taste then serve with ice cubes. Enjoy!

Buko Pandan Drink

Filipino Style Recipe: Buko Pandan Drink is another refreshing beverage and usually serve during afternoon or summer season. This drink is consists of shredded coconut, pandan gelatin, milk and coconut water then stir with ice.

Ingredients:
1 pack green or pandan flavored gelatin
2-3 drops pandan extract
4 cups coconut water
1 big can evaporated or fresh milk
1 big can condensed milk
1 cup young coconut buko, shredded
5 pieces pandan leaves (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Prepare gelatin based on package instructions. Let it cool and cut into small cubes. Set aside.
2. Boil pandan leaves in 4 cups water over low heat for 20 minutes or until aroma comes out. Let it cool and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a water pitcher, combine all the ingredients then mix well.
2. Serve with ice cubes. Enjoy!

Strawberry Milkshake

Filipino Style Recipe: Strawberry milkshake is one of the popular refreshing beverage. This beverage is made of strawberries, milk, yogurt or ice cream and cubed ice. This refreshing beverage is similar to other healthy shakes that are best to serve during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-8 minutes
Good for 4-5 glasses

Ingredients:
400 grams fresh strawberries
2 cups yogurt or ice cream(vanilla/strawberry flavor)
1 cup fresh milk
1 cup ice cubes
1/4 cup white sugar

Procedures:
1. In a blender, process strawberries, milk, and ice cream until blended.
2. Add ice and sugar then blend until smooth, add more sugar if needed.
3. Pour into glasses then garnish with fresh strawberry. Serve cold.

Notes:
1. You may also use yogurt as alternative to ice cream.

Mixed Fruit Shake

Filipino Style Recipe: mixed fruit shake is another healthy and refreshing beverage consists of different fruits blended together with fresh milk and ice cubes. This refreshing beverage is similar to other healthy shakes and best to serve during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-8 minutes
Good for 2 glasses

Ingredients:
2 cups mixed fruits, cut into cubes(I used watermelon, avocado, pineapple)
3 tablespoons sugar or any sweetener
1/4 cup fresh milk
1 cup ice cubes

Procedures:
1. In a blender, combine fruits, milk and sugar then process until blended.
2. Add ice and blend until smooth, add more sugar if needed.
3. Pour into glasses then served cold.