Wanna know how to make all those delicious K-Drama cafe drinks at home? Read on to find out!
Korea is not only famous for the convenience stores but also their amazing cafes and the food that you might find there. Cafes are featured as staples in Korean dramas and whether it be break-ups, proposals, reconciliation or super-secret business meetings, they’re all done in cafes. If you are aware, Dalgona coffee, which was all the craze last year is also one such popular cafe menu item that originated in Korea. Let”s take a look at some popular Korean Cafe drinks that you could enjoy in the comfort of your home.
Koreans tend to use the word “latte” even for drinks that don’t contain coffee or tea. Strawberry Latte is a very good example of the same.
Scoop a generous amount of strawberry jam into a tall glass. Add ice cubes till it is filled halfway. Cut and add small cubes of strawberry. Add a scoop of strawberry ice cream, if you feel like it. Pour milk till the glass is almost full and lo! You’re done.
Battling cold? Here’s something that’ll warm you up right away. Yuja Tea, or Yuzu Tea, is Korean citron tea. Take some citrus fruit, clean it well, discard the pith and seeds and separate the rind, pulp and juice. Blend the pulp and juice and combine with sugar in a clean bowl. Make sure to mix well. Thinly slice the rind in even shapes and sizes. Place them in a sterilized glass jar and pour the mixture on it. Give everything a nice stir. Let it sit at room temperature until the sugar melts, stirring it with a clean spoon in regular intervals. Store this in the refrigerator until you run out of it. Mix two teaspoons of this mixture, Yuja-cheong (citron marmalade), with hot water and you have your Yuju Tea.
Strawberry Matcha Latte
If you’re craving for something cool and refreshing, yet fulfilling at the same time, make a glass of this Instagram-worthy drink. You could adjust the quantity/level of the layers to your liking too! Take the desired amount of strawberry jam in a tall glass. Add ice till it’s half full. Slowly pour milk and fill three-fourths of the glass. Combine 10 g of matcha powder with 30 ml of water and mix well. Fill the rest of the glass with this. Add a straw, mix, and drink. If you want to be indulgent, top the drink off with matcha or vanilla flavored ice cream.
Summertime heat gets pretty intense in Korea, so fruit punches are a very good option for cooling down. Watermelon punch, subak hwachae, is one of the more popular punches. It’s light, refreshing and makes a delicious dessert too. Place the watermelon into a medium-sized punch bowl. Add your choice of drink base. Garnish with some fresh mint leaves. Typically, honey or sugar is dissolved in water for the base but a more modernised version is made with soft drinks, milk or fruit juice. If you like experimenting with flavors, feel free to add melon, pineapple, lemon, and/or blueberries.
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