Posts in summer drinks
Vietnamese Refreshing Iced Dessert Drink with Seaweed, Lotus Seeds, Jujubes, Longans and Pearl Barley (Che Sam Bo Luong)

Che Sam Bo Luong is a refreshing Vietnamese iced dessert drink made with an assortment of dried Chinese/Vietnamese herbal ingredients, including red jujubes/dates (Tao Do), thinly sliced seaweed/kelp (Rong Bien), longans (Nhan Nhuc), lotus seeds (Hat Sen) and pearl barley (Bo Bo).

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Thai Iced Tea (Tra Sua Thai)

Authentic Thai tea is made of orange-dyed black tea mixed with a bit of sugar, sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. It can be served either hot or cold. When served cold, you have the people’s favorite, Thai iced tea.

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Iced Caramel Macchiato using Vietnamese Phin

One of my favorite drinks at Starbucks is an iced caramel macchiato. However, at over $4 a drink, the drink doesn’t come cheap. I finally came up with a copycat recipe that I truly love. It’s even better than the Starbucks version, which I think has way too much milk and not enough coffee. Now I can enjoy my drink just how I like it without having to pay a premium.

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Macha Iced Latte with Grass Jelly

It's officially Summer! What better way to enjoy the Summer heat than a refreshing cold beverage in hand. Macha iced latte, anyone?

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Grass Jelly Milk Tea with Sea Salt Cream Top (Tra Sua Suong Sao)

I once told my husband, "If you cut me open, I'll bleed milk tea." He asked, "Why are you so morbid?" I don't know. At the time, it was the only way to accurately express my love for milk tea. What can I say? The love is real and strong.

Lately, I have a thing for grass jelly in my milk tea. Milk tea and grass jelly with a cream top and a sprinkle of sea salt? Oh God. Yes, please!

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Vietnamese Avocado Shake (Sinh Tố Bơ) Recipe

In Vietnam, we use avocados in desserts. Sinh Tố Bơ is a ice-blended drink of ripe avocados, sugar, milk and sweetened condensed milk. It's refreshing, semi-healthy summer time drink.

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