Category: Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Avocado-Mint Vanilla Ice-cream

Avocado-Mint Vanilla Ice-cream smoothie

This recipe pairs vanilla ice cream with avocado and mint! The combo works like a treat. The creamy texture of the avocado and mint combined with “Mr boring” creates a smoothie full of fragrance and flavour. It is a smoothie that not only passes the flavour tastes but seriously, on account of the avocado, threatens to pass off as healthy too! As featured here http://mywekutastes.com/avocado-mint-vanilla-ice-cream/

Sobolo

Sobolo

Sobolo is many things to many people. For some it is the drink that starves off prostate cancer and comes packed with anti-oxidants. For others, sobolo is simply a tasty and flavourful African drink that is often served at functions and events.

Vanilla flavoured Ice Kenkey

Vanilla flavoured Ice Kenkey

Ice Kenkey reminds me of Kevin Spacey’s House of Cards. Ruthless pragmatism, power and sheer ambition to transform the ordinary into something special. Kenkey, I have written about before is a mere staple. By their very nature staples are easily accessible, plentiful enough to keep prices reasonable for the very poor, but versatile enough to transform into a rather sophisticated and satisfying meal.

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi

Mango lassi is a popular, traditional, yogurt-based refreshing drink from the Indian Subcontinent. In this recipe spices such as cardamon seeds and ginger are added.

Alasa, also known as Agbalumo, Udara or African star apple (Chrysophyllum albidum) was a popular fruit of my childhood. In Ghana, Alasa is the popular name given to the African star apple. The fruit is often found in markets or displayed on trays by vendors on roadsides in Southern Ghana between October to January when they are in season. The fruit is also popular in other West African countries like Nigeria where they are know as Agbalumo or Udara. The Alasa fruit has a sweet and sour flavour. The inspiration to turn this fruit into a home made lassi came from a trip to Bangladesh and hanging out in London’s Brick Lane, a hub of all things curries and Indian lassi drinks. Lassi drinks are drinks made of blended yoghurt, spices, water and fruit. A quick search on google revealed no Alasa or African star apple lassi so this I know is unknown territory, but one filled with the excitement that only creativity and originality brings. The result of this drink was a marvel. It tasted sweet but with a slightly biting and sour aftertaste, just like the fruit itself. What amazed me, however, was that this drink was made alongside a mango lassi drink at a small get together. The Alasa drink or lassi won hands down as guests finished it way before the mango lassi. Alasa - African Star Apple Alasa Cut Alasa ready for peeling and de-seeding Alasa Removing Seeds to leave Sweet white part Alasa Red and White bits of Alasa Alasa - African Star Apple Alasa, Ice cubes, Ginger Juice and Natural Yoghurt Alasa Lassi Drink Alasa (African Star Apple) Lassi drink

Alasa (African Star Apple) Lassi Drink

Alasa, also known as Agbalumo, Udara or African star apple (Chrysophyllum albidum) was a popular fruit of my childhood. In Ghana, Alasa is the popular name given to the African star apple. The result of this drink was a marvel. It tasted sweet but with a slightly biting and sour aftertaste, just like the fruit itself.


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Strawberry Blood Orange smoothie with Carob Powder

Strawberry Blood Orange smoothie with Carob Powder

Pairing strawberry with orange is exciting but it is even more exciting when that orange is blood orange, a type of orange that has developed its red colour from anthocyanin, an antioxidant. Unlike chocolate, carob powder is naturally sweet, low in fat, contains calcium, and is devoid of caffeine.


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Ginger drink West Africa

West African Ginger Drink

The ubiquitous home-made West African ginger drink can be found in most West African cities and towns in creative recycled vegetable-oil bottles. The strength of these West African ginger drinks is not to be sniffed at. They pack a punch and can be served chilled or with ice.