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Getting your chocolate fix

By Zoe Friedman | Feb. 1, 2017, 12:31 p.m. | In Drinks »

Not all hot chocolate is created equal. Here is a guide to the best cocoa in town; one that achieves a delicate balance of sweet and rich chocolate, a creamy yet refreshing milk base and a subtle hint of hearty spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.

Hot drinks for cold weather

By Arthi Vijaykumar | Sept. 21, 2014, 4:27 p.m. | In Drinks »

One of the best parts of the fall and winter is being able to enjoy a warm beverage when it's chilly outside. However, most of us are not seasoned chefs or baristas. With that in mind, here are some recipes for hot drinks that you can't mess up.

Cups of cheer

By Valerie Hu | Dec. 27, 2010, 11:18 p.m. | In Drinks »

These recipes are quick and painless – suitable for busy winter break schedules and perfect for the holidays with the family. So gather 'round and get brewing because these coffee drinks are simply too delicious to resist!

Sumptuous smoothies in ten minutes or less

By Elsi Wu | May 28, 2008, midnight | In Drinks »

After a long day of classes, tests, and walking home in the soon-to-be blazing heat, nothing quenches your thirst for hydration and flavor better than a simple smoothie. Though vendors may make them out to be complicated mixtures requiring exotic fruits and exact measurements, you can make a satisfying smoothie with fresh, canned or frozen fruits you can easily find at home. Save yourself the buyer's remorse with one of these quick and easy smoothie recipes, and once you get the hang of it, feel free to get creative!

Trip to the tropics

By Alisa Lu | May 23, 2008, midnight | In Drinks »

School is almost over, but many Blazers still have exams to sit through before welcoming the heat and sunshine. Days of lounging by the pool and freedom from homework and tests are within reach. Fortunately, study breaks are the perfect opportunity to whip up a virgin Pina Colada and daydream about sandy beaches. Composed of only four ingredients, this recipe is easy to make and delicious to drink.

Holiday drinks

By Miriam Ragen | Dec. 20, 2007, midnight | In Drinks »

Many feel the depressing crunch of winter blues when cold weather doesn't give way to snow. But the icy conditions and chill can be subdued with the right food. Eggnog, spiced cider and peppermint hot chocolate are all simple drinks that will warm taste buds and send a hopeful message to the rest of the body that winter break will eventually arrive.

Bubble Tea

By Rachita Sood, Julie Zhu | March 2, 2007, midnight | In Drinks »

Originally a popular after-school refreshment among Taiwanese children, this Frappuccino of the eastern world is making its way into cities and towns across the nation. Chewy bubbles swirl in a creamy tea blend, making bubble tea truly unique. Most malls only offer cheap powdered imitations, so try this delicious homemade recipe to delight your friends with an Oriental favorite.

Beat the heat with lassi

By Pia Nargundkar | Sept. 18, 2006, midnight | In Drinks »

While the summer heat has almost faded, the weather has recently been throwing us some scorchers. And what better to enjoy in this hot weather than a refreshing, ice-cold glass of lassi. This traditional drink of India is easy to make and much healthier than any fast-food milkshake or sundae.

Chai – Spiced Milk Tea

By Poorva Singal | Aug. 8, 2006, midnight | In Drinks »

Tea is known as chai in varying parts of the world. Signifying milk tea in India, chai is a popular beverage amongst many people of the nation. This recipe uses a just a couple of spices to give a wonderful flavor that is soothing and hard to resist.

Frozen blueberry smoothie

By David Jia | Aug. 5, 2006, midnight | In Drinks »

It's summertime and the heat is unbearable. Who knew a cool refreshment is in reach? These blueberry smoothies are sure to chill you out, and even better, it's a snap to make. So, if you find yourself at home with nothing to do and you simply can't stand the heat, try out this healthy, delicious snack.

Homemade ginger-ale

By Alexis Egan | March 7, 2006, midnight | In Drinks »

Tired of wandering around the house late at night, desperately looking for some soda to drink? Well, now that search is over. Homemade ginger ale tastes as good as the store-bought variety and is easier to obtain. With a strong taste and a sugary flavor, homemade ginger ale is a surprisingly good treat for all Blazers.

Tropical iced teas

By Alex Hyder | Feb. 13, 2006, midnight | In Drinks »

It may be the middle of winter, but it's never too early to dream of life in more southerly climes, of palms swaying in the warm breeze, of deep blue waters lapping the white shoals of some dot on the map nestled between the famed paralles of Cancer and Capricorn. And although the realities of daily life may prevent you from hopping a jet to Hawaii, these quick iced teas will have you ready to break out the shades and SPF-45. Forget about wind-chill; these iced teas are all about chillin' out and hanging loose. Impress your friends or just relax on the front porch with these authentic Hawaiian recipes.

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