Category: Drinks

Spiced Hot Chocolate Beverage

Spiced Hot Chocolate Beverage

A simple adaption of the Mexican hot chocolate, I make this drink regularly with chocolate beverages like Milo or Bournvita, on cold days. It warms me up from the inside. Recipe Milo or Bournvita (any powder chocolate malt mix)Warm milkHot waterCayenne pepper (Ata gigun, Ata rugu)*Ginger powder*Cinnamon powder *Clove powder *Nutmeg powder Asterisked items are … Continue reading Spiced Hot Chocolate Beverage

Aidan Fruit Tea/ Prekese Drink

Aidan Fruit Tea/ Prekese Drink

Aidan Fruit Tea Aidan Fruit is something I will always have in my kitchen. I love it for its aroma, taste, flavour and versatility. I use it in cooking soups like Peppersoup, my version of Banga soup, I make tea with it, I use it to ward off mosquitoes in my garden in the evening … Continue reading Aidan Fruit Tea/ Prekese Drink

Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail

Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail

Channel your inner bartender and whip up a delicious Grapefruit rosemary mocktail for your family. Don't be surprised if they ask for more long after the drink is finished to the last drop. Even my son who can be quite the food snob can for second and third helpings. This drink was inspired by Maimuna … Continue reading Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail

Soymilk (Soya Milk)

Soymilk (Soya Milk)

Soya (Soy) Milk is one of the most popular sources of non-dairy milk. It is favoured by vegetarians, people with lactose intolerance and special diets. Soya (Soy) Milk is a plant-based milk derived from Soya Beans. It is not only a great alternative to dairy milk, it is loaded with nutritional benefits. Pros of soy … Continue reading Soymilk (Soya Milk)

Kunu; Kunu Zaki (How to make Kunu)

Kunu; Kunu Zaki (How to make Kunu)

Our church when I was growing up had a stall run by the Helps Team (the benevolence or charity group). Every Sunday the stall sold snacks, drinks and small packs of food. The profit made from these weekly sales went into charity and supporting families of members who were going through a hard time financially. … Continue reading Kunu; Kunu Zaki (How to make Kunu)

LimeAde

LimeAde

June is here and the rains are upon us. A great way to boost your immunity is by loading up on Vitamin C, and what better way to get your vitamin C requirement than by making LimeAde. LimeAde Pink LimeAde Limes are a great source of Vitamin C and antioxidants. And thankfully they are very … Continue reading LimeAde

Zobo Drink (How to make zobo)

Zobo Drink (How to make zobo)

Fancy having a party and setting a bowl of zobo in the centre, every guest can scoop as much as they like or even add liqueur. If we were to have a national drink, it might be zobo. I recall it became very popular in the '90s even though it had been consumed in many … Continue reading Zobo Drink (How to make zobo)

Adoyo (How to make Adoyo -Adoyo Drink-)

Adoyo (How to make Adoyo -Adoyo Drink-)

Street hawkers carry Adoyo in clear plastic buckets like this, revealing the liquid drink and fruit infusions. Adoyo is a drink made by boiling water decanted from the top raw Ogi, with Pineapple (bark only or slices), Lemongrass and citrus (could be lime, orange or pomelo) Click link to see how to make Ogi. If … Continue reading Adoyo (How to make Adoyo -Adoyo Drink-)

Pito (How to make pito/asana non alcoholic drink)

Pito (How to make pito/asana non alcoholic drink)

Relax, picture yourself on a beach and sip Pito. I was in primary school in the 90's when Pito somehow became such popularly hawked Street drink. Mobil busstop at Oluyole in Ibadan always had at least 3 Pito sellers. Hawking their drinks to school children at closing time. It was sold in calabash with a … Continue reading Pito (How to make pito/asana non alcoholic drink)

Turmeric in Warm Milk

Turmeric in Warm Milk

Let me share with you one of the remedies that helps me when I've had a long day, I'm physically exhausted and I need to sleep without using meds. A warm glass of milk with turmeric Since I first shared this post, I have learnt that Black Pepper is a very important element to activate … Continue reading Turmeric in Warm Milk