Make Your Own Affogato


  • 2 oz. bourbon (optional)

  • 1 pint Ben & Jerry’s Urban Bourbon ice cream

  • Waffle wedge, whipped cream, caramel sauce, mini donuts and straw for serving

  • Hot fudge sauce

  • Sliced almonds

  • 6 oz. coffee


Step 1

Gather all your ingredients. Spread hot fudge sauce around the rim of a large coffee mug and cover with sliced almonds.

Step 2

Pour coffee and bourbon (if using) into the mug.

Step 3

Top with 2 scoops of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

Step 4

Garnish with the waffle wedge, whipped cream, and caramel sauce.

Make Your Own Milkshake


  • 1 cup Vanilla Ice Cream

  • 3/4 cup Cold Milk

  • 1/8 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (or 3-4 drops Vanilla Essence), optional

  • 1 teaspoon Sugar, optional

Step 1

Add milk, vanilla extract and sugar in a blender. (If vanilla extract is not available then don’t worry, milkshake prepared without using vanilla extract also gives a good taste.)

Step 2

Add vanilla ice cream.

Step 3

Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour milkshake into a serving glass and serve.

Make Your Own Smoothie


  • 450g bag of frozen berry

  • 450g pot fat-free strawberry yoghurt

  • 100ml milk

  • 25g porridge oat

  • 2 tsp honey (optional)

Step 1

Whizz the berries, yogurt and milk together with a stick blender until smooth.

Step 2

Stir through the porridge oats.

Step 3

Pour into 4 glasses and serve with a drizzle of honey, if you like.

Make Your Own Pancakes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 1/4 cups milk

  • 1 egg

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Step 1

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.

Step 2

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat.

Step 3

Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Make Your Own Healthy Vegan Shake


  • 1 very ripe, frozen, medium to large banana, broken into chunks

  • 1 ounce avocado (about ¼ of a medium avocado)

  • 1 to 2 romaine lettuce leaves or a handful of baby spinach

  • ½ cup unsweetened rice milk, cashew milk, or coconut milk beverage (use homemade or lite coconut milk for paleo)

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract, to taste

  • Sweetener to taste

Step 1

Add the banana, avocado, lettuce, milk beverage or coconut milk, vanilla and ⅛ teaspoon peppermint extract to your blender, so that the avocado and lettuce are closest to the blades and the frozen banana is furthest from the blades.

Step 2

Blend about 1 minute or until it is nice and smooth. If it gets too thick to blend, add a little more milk alternative to get things moving.

Step 3

Taste test and add more peppermint extract and sweetener, to taste, if desired. Pour into one large glass and enjoy with a spoon or straw.

Make Your Own Espresso Martini


For the sugar syrup

  • 100g golden caster sugar

For the cocktail

  • ice

  • 100ml vodka

  • 50ml freshly brewed espresso coffee

  • 50ml coffee liqueur

  • 4 coffee beans (optional)

Step 1

Start by making the sugar syrup. Put the caster sugar in a small pan over a medium heat and pour in 50ml water. Stir, and bring to the boil.

Step 2

Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool. Put 2 martini glasses in the fridge to chill.

Step 3

Once the sugar syrup is cold, pour 1 tbsp into a cocktail shaker along with a handful of ice, the vodka, espresso and coffee liqueur. Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels icy cold.

Step 4

Strain into the chilled glasses. Garnish each one with coffee beans if you like.

Make Your Own Rum & Coke Float



  • 1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Rum

  • Coke

  • Vanilla Ice Cream

Step 1

Pour rum into the base of a glass and add coke.

Step 2

Add 3-4 scoops of vanilla ice cream.