It has been a hot, sunny days lately and all we need is a refreshing drink to cool us down and enjoy the sweaty day ahead. 🙂
This grass jelly coconut milk tea is the win!
My neighbor sells milk tea and it’s Php80-Php90 for every big cup. It’s good and totally refreshing, my children are “suki” (frequent buyer) . But this fine day I would like to make them a home-made milk tea. 🙂
I used Jolly’s Grass Jelly.
The grass jelly has a pleasant, lightly herbal flavor that my kids love.
And to make it more special I used Jolly’s new Coconut Milk instead of ordinary milk.
And surprise, surprise! It tastes soooooooo good. The natural sweetness of coconut milk tastes best together with the tea. 🙂
When you put everything together: the grass jelly, tea, and coconut milk with some sugar it compliments each other and tastes really wonderful. My children loves it and playfully slurp the jelly that gets in their big straws. 🙂
You should try it soon, to make 4 glasses I spent around Php100-120 pesos only. 🙂
This Valentines Day, make something special for your loved ones. 🙂
Try my easy fruits and sago pudding recipe.
Since strawberry is in season you can find them in leading grocery stores like SM Hypermarket, Landmark, Rustans and SnR.
In this recipe you can use any fruits you prefer. I’m thinking melon, kiwi and caramelize bananas will do too, so do not limit yourselves with just this two fruits.
I’m a fan of “gata” or coconut milk and I’ve tried mostly all coconut milk in cans sold at supermarkets but none of them have become my favorite, I always ended up buying a freshly squeezed coconut milk in our local wet market.
Since Jolly came out with their coconut milk I just thought I should give it try. Jolly’s coconut milk has a freshness and natural sweetness very near to what I can buy at our local wet market.
2. Boil tapioca and coconut milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat and stir constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar and gelatin.
3. Simmer gently until thickened, 3- 5 minutes , then remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes before stirring in the vanilla extract. Serve either warm or chilled. Topped with mango or strawberry. 🙂
Tomorrow is the big V day, are you going to brave the crowd and the traffic jam to get to the best restaurants in the Metro or you will celebrate it with some special home-cooked meals?
If the latter, here’s some of my best dessert ideas that can help you plan for tomorrow.
Surprise your Valentine with this beauty.
Usually, a parfait is served in a tall glass but you can use any glass you have to make this one. It’s a dessert consisting of layers of whipped cream, fruit and jelly. See the recipe here: http://joybites.com/strawberry-parfait/
If you do not want fancy and red dessert you can serve this simple cake slice. It’s easy to make and looks god too. 🙂 Here’s the recipe: http://joybites.com/make-simple-cake-dessert/
How about something fruity? A tart is an open pastry case containing a filling. This one is generally lovely to look at. It’s also kinda easy to make too. See the link for the recipe: http://joybites.com/mango-tart-recipe/