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Aguas frescas, the drink we want now – Italian Cuisine

Aguas frescas, the drink we want now

From Mexico with fury, summer drinks and super refreshing to prepare with water, fruit, vegetables and sugar

Have you ever tasted a glass of aguas frescas? Well imagine you are in the blazing sun of the Mexico (if you can't, it's okay even the last time you parked your car in the sun), feeling thirsty and wanting something other than water. Maybe a light, aromatic and very fresh drink. And this is where aguas frescas comes in.
Simply prepared with water, fruit puree and sugar, is the perfect link between flavored water and smoothie. To drink when you are hot, craving something sweet, but not too thick, it is even better if prepared at home. But how do you do it?

How to make aguas frescas at home

First, choose your base. This season we recommend trying with melon, watermelon, peach or pineapple. Prepare a couple of glasses of puree (from which you will get about 8 glasses of drink). You can also try mixing various types of fruit or fruit and vegetables, just as if you were making a smoothie. To make the aguas frescas even more appealing, try adding aromatic herbs such as rosemary, mint and basil. If you love ginger then, the time has come to use it!
Now that the ingredients have been selected, it's time to blend the mixture with water until a homogeneous result is achieved. As an indication, add 6 glasses of water on 2 glasses of pulp. If you use very watery fruit, such as watermelon, you can venture a proportion of 1 to 1 and correct it as you blend.
At this point, tips and take a little taste: add sugar only if it is really necessary! After pouring the mixture into a carafe, allow to cool in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and serve in glasses with ice cubes. Yes, we want to be cold.

Summer coffee? Let's drink it in a sorbet! – Italian Cuisine

Coffee sorbet is an excellent dessert for the summer. Fresh and creamy, it is very simple to prepare even at home and can be served with a tuft of whipped cream

The coffee at the end of the meal he never refuses, even if in summer it is more pleasant drink it cold. Because then we don't offer our guests a coffee sorbet? It combines in a preparation a cup of expressed and the dessert , cleans the mouth and refreshes and gratifies without weighing it down.

You can prepare a excellent coffee sorbet at home in very few steps and with excellent results.

How to make coffee sorbet


For prepare at home you will only need the coffee sorbet four ingredients: 250 ml of water, 150 ml of unsweetened coffee, 150 g of granulated sugar and 140 ml of fresh cream.


Making coffee sorbet at home is really very simple. Start by pouring the water and unsweetened coffee into a saucepan and turn on the stove on high heat. Then add it caster sugar and mix everything vigorously with a whisk until boiling.

At this point yes put out the fire and add the fresh cream, allowing everything to cool at room temperature.

When the mixture has cooled it's time to transfer it to a container glass or steel and put it in the freezer for about six hours. Very important, at this stage, it is mix the sorbet with the coffee every two hours to break the ice crystals and get a creamy consistency.

After this time the coffee sorbet is ready to be enjoyed and it can be enriched with mountain cream before serving.

This recipe can be embellished with del dark chocolate, to make the dessert even tastier. Just melt 70 g of bain marie chocolate and then add it to the saucepan with the other ingredients while preparing the sorbet. The result is guaranteed!

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Does it make me an avenaccino? Now you drink oat milk (Italian) – Italian Cuisine

The new vegetable alternative is a boom in the States and in Italy it is already a reality thanks to a start-up, with which to make an excellent cappuccino, pardon avenaccino, a superfood to drink, vegan, lactose-free and eco-sustainable

According to Forbes magazine, oat milk would have been the trend of 2020. And at least this prediction has come true.
First it was the turn of soy milk, then of coconut milk, of almond milk, which have now become quite common alternatives to cow's milk, so much so as to be in supermarkets and in many bars. In America, where world-class food trends are born and die, brands and investors have now thrown themselves into the business in oat milk, with new large-scale retail brands, bio, and by-products such as yogurt, desserts and ice cream. Oats do not have the same allergies as dried fruit, it is naturally gluten-free and is an excellent base for other preparations thanks to its starch which acts as a natural thickener.

The interest around this new alternative to dairy products has caused an exponential growth in sales of oat milk: + 425% in the last year, according to data collected for Refinery29 by the Square, Inc. agency. Although other plant-based milk products such as cashew milk, coconut milk and even peanut milk had boomed in past years, none of them are ever managed to reach the levels of almond or soy milk as an alternative to cow's milk, and in a couple of years oats settle on the same consumption as the most popular vegetable milks.

The reason is that oat milk has a more neutral flavor, less invasive, and is preferred by bartenders for its taste as well as for an extraordinary consistency: it fits very well! And then it's more ecological because compared to milk or even almond milk it requires much less water. In fact, according to a scientific research conducted by Poore & Nemecek in 2018, oat-based drinks produce lower water consumption, lower CO2 emissions and land occupation compared to other lactose substitutes and cow's milk itself.

Oats are a superfood for its healthy properties. Thanks to its beta-glucans it absorbs the cholesterol of other foods and prevents them from being taken up by the intestine or from exceeding in the arteries. If consumed frequently it establishes the regularity of the digestive system, gives a sense of satiety, is a natural energizer and strengthens the nervous system in times of stress and depression.

Heaven is the Italian start-up based in Milan specializing in lactose-based alternative products made exclusively from oats. Heaven took its first steps on the market with a "barista" product, designed for the preparation of a creamy cappuccino, and thus the avenaccino® was born, distributed throughout the Milan area to a network of bars. Now you can also buy online and arrive comfortably at home, with deliveries made on board eco-sustainable vehicles.

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