Simple Strawberry and Banana smoothie!

bananaSo I forgot to take a picture of the smoothie when I made it today, but I found a picture off google that looks exactly like it! I make this smoothie everyday and its the perfect size to have with your breakfast and really gives you a kick start to your day! 🙂

Ingredients

  • Handful of frozen strawberries (or your favourite berries)
  • 1 banana
  • A dessert spoon of yoghurt (I like to use low fat Greek yoghurt)
  • 1/4 cup of milk (or enough to get it to the consistency that you like)

Recipe

  1. Put all of your ingredients into your blender and blend! That’s it! It’s as simple as that!

Tip: If you want to make a smoothie in the morning but you don’t have time place all of your ingredients into your blender jug and stick it in the fridge so that it’s all ready just to be blended in the morning and if you’re using frozen fruit, just add it into the jug in the morning and blend!

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Lauren Elizabeth x

Delicious strawberry ice cream!

This homemade strawberry ice cream is the perfect summer treat! Whether you want it when you’re relaxing by the pool or maybe just in the comfort of your own home. For those of you without an ice cream maker, do not fear this recipe is suitable for you too! I know before I ever got an ice cream maker, I could never find a recipe that didn’t require a machine! Anyway, enough of me rambling, lets get into it!


Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 200ml/7 fl oz low-fat milk
  • 200ml/7 fl oz whipping cream
  • 70g/1 and 3/4 oz powdered sugar
  • 300g/10 and 1/2 oz strawberries

Recipe

  1. Beat the egg yolk and icing sugar until the mixture is nice and bright.

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  1. Add the cold milk.

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  1. Whip the cream until stiff.

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  1. Then add the whipped cream to the mixture and stir to produce a smooth mixture.

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  1. Puree the strawberries. (you can either liquefy them like mine, or you can pulse them a few times so that its a chunky mixture)

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  1. Add the strawberry puree to the mixture and stir in until it produces a homogenous mass.

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With a machine

Follow the instructions given with your ice cream machine for best results. Don’t forget to freeze the bowl at least 24 hours in advance! If your ice cream maker does not allow your ice cream to reach your goal consistency, place it in the freezer until your goal is achieved.

Without a machine!

  1. Pour the mixture into a plastic container, or an old ice cream tub.
  2. After the 30 minutes the ice cream will begin to freeze around the edges. When this happens stir the mixture with a fork to prevent ice crystals which won’t allow a smooth ice cream to form.
  3. This process will need to be repeated for the next 4 hours.
  4. Your ice cream should then be smooth and creamy!

Tip: If your ice cream is too hard to scoop put it in the microwave for a few seconds until softened, or if you have time, defrost it slowly in the fridge.

Your ice cream is now ready to enjoy! I love to serve mine with fresh strawberries, but you can choose whatever! Some ideas are, syrups, sprinkles marshmallows, chocolate, the world is your oyster!

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If  you recreate this delicious ice cream don’t forget to upload it instgram and use the #allthingsstrawberryicream and follow me @allthingsfashionandbeauty97 !

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Don’t forget if you have any queries about this recipe don’t be afraid to ask! Also I would appreciate if you could leave requests below as what you would like to see on my blog next!

Lauren Elizabeth

Email: allthingsfashionandbeauty97@gmail.com

Yummy starbucks white hot chocolate!

Yield: About 5 cups

Homemade White Hot Chocolate

Delicious white hot chocolate recipe is SO easy to make homemade, and easy to make with your favorite kind of milk (or cream)!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of milk of your choice (or you can substitute heavy cream or half and half, or do a mixture)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. white chocolate, chopped into small pieces (or white chocolate chips)
  • whipped cream or marshmallows for topping

Directions:

Stir together milk, vanilla and chopped white chocolate in a medium saucepan.  Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the white hot chocolate comes to a simmer.  (Do not let it come to a boil.)  Remove from heat and serve immediately, topped with whipped cream or marshmallows if desired.White-Hot-Chococlate-Recipe-FI

Starbucks Cotton Candy Frappuccino!

   Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of ice
  • 3/4 cup of milk (Preferably full fat)  
  • 3 tablespoons of raspberry syrup
  • 3 Scoops of vanilla bean ice cream

   Recipe

  1. Put your ice in the blender until it is half way to the consistency of a slushee.
  2. Then add your ice cream, milk and syrup.
  3. Once the consistency of a slushee your done!
  4. Pour into a glass and serve with whipped cream on the top(Optional)

   To order in Starbucks

For those of you who don’t fancy whipping out the blender, you can order the Cotton Candy Frappuccino off Starbucks secret menu!

  How to order!

  • Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
  • Add Raspberry Syrup (1 pump tall, 1.5 pumps grande, 2 pumps venti)

It’s that simple! Like this post and follow my blog if you would like to see more Starbucks posts like this.

Have a great day.

How to make the perfect chocolate chip cookies

I made these a few weeks ago and they are seriously the best cookies ever!

Ingredients

2 Cups of plain flour
1 Tablespoon of corn flour/corn starch
3/4 Teaspoon of salt
1 Teaspoon of baking soda
3/4 Cup of softened butter
1/2 Cup of sugar
3/4 Cup of brown sugar
1 Large egg
1 Teaspoon of vanilla essence
3/4 Cup of chocolate chips(you can chop up a bar of choc or use m&ms

Method

  1. First get a large measuring jug and to it add your flour, Corn starch, salt and finally one teaspoon of baking powder. Mix these until they are together and then set the jug aside whilst we move onto our next step.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add in your softened butter and your two sugars I use a kenwood stand mixer but you can use a whisk or an electric hand mixer if that is what you have. Then mix these together on high for about three minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy. I’ll insert a picture below of the attachment that I use but you can use what ever you have lying around.Kenwood kMix-17
  3. Once your mixture is light and fluffy turn it down to a low speed and add your egg and vanilla essence whilst continuing to mix once these are add turn your mixer up to medium speed for about 20 seconds.
  4. Next turn your mixer down to low speed and add your dry ingredients that we set aside earlier in this recipe little by little.
  5. Once your mixture forms a dough add in your m&ms or choc chips until combined. If your mixture does not form a dough don’t worry this happens to me sometimes but I find it tastes even better so you really can’t go wrong with this recipe!cookie
  6. If your mixture did form a dough scoop about a one inch diameter ball into your hand and place it on the tray that is covered with baking paper and push down on the top of them to flatten them slightly. If your mixture is more liquidy just scoop a spoon of it out of the bowl and place it onto the baking sheet and it will flatten in the oven
  7. I bake them in the oven at 180 Celsius/350F/gas 4 for ten minutes but make sure you keep an eye on them.

There you have it! Perfect chocolate chip cookies in no time!

cookieThis is what they turn out like with a more solid dough.

cookie 2And this is what they turn out like with a more liquidy mixture.

Enjoy!