Summer is here, and what better than a sweet dessert, or a refreshing drink, summer recipes, to comfort you and help you relax during the summer period… Bellow you will find a list of easy recipes you can make and share with your friends and family. Spoil yourself with these summer recipes

FRESH JUICES

cocktail juice

Pineapple Lemonade

pineapple juice

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

PREPARATION:

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First step : Mix sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan over medium heat, keep stirring until the sugar has dissolved; and let the syrup cool.

Seconde step: In a large pitcher, whisk together simple syrup, lemon juice, pineapple juice, lime juice and 5 cups water. Place in the refrigerator until chilled. Finally Serve the mix with ice.

Sparkling Cherry

cherry juice

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 ounces cherries, pitted
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 4 cups sparkling water

PREPARATION:

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To make the cherry syrup, mix cherries, lemon juice and sugar until smooth. Place in the refrigerator until chilled.

Serve over ice and sparkling water.

Early Morning

green juice

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 celery sticks
  • ¼ cucumber
  • 4 apples
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup mint leaves
  • ⅓ cup parsley leaves

PREPARATION:

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Juice everything together using a juicer. Alternatively, peel, core and chop the apples and roughly chop the remaining ingredients. Add it all to a blender and whizz until it’s smooth and completely combined.

Watermelon & Ginger

watermelon juice

Ideal to make for a summer picnic, this juice takes minutes to make and the results are spectacular.

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ seedless watermelon, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon finely grated ginger

PREPARATION:

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Add all the ingredients to a blender and whizz until smooth and completely combined. Alternatively, run everything through a juicer to combine. Strain into a chilled jug, add a little ice and serve immediately.

DESSERTS and SWEETS

pancakes food

MACARON

macarron

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 egg white⠀
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar⠀
  • ¼ cup of almond flour⠀
  • ⅓ cup of powdered sugar⠀
  • 1 teaspoon matcha⠀
  • ¼ cup cream cheese⠀
  • ½ cup of powdered sugar⠀
  • 1 teaspoon of milk⠀

PREPARATION:

In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add ½ of the granulated sugar, continue to beat until the egg whites form stiff peaks. Repeat with the last ½ of sugar, keep beating until the egg whites are fluffy.With a fine mesh strainer, sieve the almond flour, powdered sugar, and matcha into the bowl with the egg whites.

Preheat your oven to 300˚F (150˚C).⠀
Fill a piping bag with the macaron mixture and pipe 1½-inch (4 cm) dollops onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Let the cookies rest until they are no longer wet to the touch and a skin forms on top (can be up to 1 hour).⠀When the cookies are dry to the touch, bake at 300˚F (150˚C) for 15 minutes.⠀

While resting, make the filling by mixing the cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk in a bowl until smooth. Transfer to a piping bag and set aside until ready to fill. Let it rest for 10 minutes, or until cool before filling. Pipe the cream cheese mixture on the macron and sandwich with another one.⠀

Choco-Peanutt butter Crackers

chocolate cookies

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 900g of vanilla flavored confectioners’ coating
  • 80 buttery round crackers
  • 60g of colored candy sprinkles

PREPARATION:

Spread approximately 1 teaspoon peanut butter on each of half of the crackers. Top with remaining crackers to make peanut butter “sandwiches”.

Melt chocolate-flavored almond bark OR vanilla candy coating in the top of a double boiler over hot, not boiling, water. Reduce heat and keep chocolate in top of double boiler over simmering water.

Dip each cracker “sandwich” in chocolate, allowing excess to drain back into pot. Place coated crackers on wax paper to cool. Sprinkle with multi-colored sprinkles or other holiday decoration. Allow coating to completely set, placing in refrigerator for 15 minutes, if necessary. Store between layers of wax paper in cool, dry place, or refrigerate. These also freeze well.

Cinamone Roll Cupcake

cupcakes and food

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tube orange cinnamon roll⠀⠀
  • 1 box cake mix⠀⠀

PREPARATION:

Make box cake mix as instructed on the box, and Fill cupcake wrappers about half way full with batter.⠀⠀

Bake at 375°F (190°C) for six minutes. Cut the orange cinnamon rolls in halfand Place them on top of the cupcakes.⠀⠀

Bake another 9 minutes, or until the cinnamon roll tops look fully cooked. Serve them with a sprinkle of chocolate or powdered sugar.