Stay Home: 5 Simple and Kawaii Drinks to Try Making During the Lockdown

28.April.2020 | FEATURES / FOOD

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Right now, people across the globe are in self-isolation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The same goes for Japan too, so we’ve taken this opportunity to create a new series on the website to show how we’re spending time at home here in Japan. The future is yet uncertain, and we hope for normality to return for all of us soon. We created a new articles series called Stay Home with which we hope to take your mind off the situation, even for just a little bit, to help you feel calmer. It might give you some tips on what you can do while spending time at home.

 

In this edition of Stay Home, we’re taking a look at five simple and kawaii drinks that were featured with the trending Japanese hashtag #おうちカフェ (“Cafe at Home”). Try making one of these drinks yourself to bring the cafe experience into your home.

 

Related Article: Stay Home: 5 Simple and Delicious Drinks to Try Making During the Lockdown

 

1: Dalgona Strawberry @i.c.h.i.g.o.q.159

This is a strawberry version of the dalgona coffee which is hugely popular right now. It’s a super simple recipe that you can make in just 3 minutes, so give it a go yourself.

 

Ingredients
・3 packs of Milmake powder (strawberry flavoured) ・4-5 tbsp fresh cream ・Milk

*If you can’t get your hands on Milmake, use another strawberry flavoured powder as a substitute 

 

Method
1: Add the Milkmake and fresh cream to a bottle.
2: Shake the bottle until the mix becomes thick.
3: Pour the mix over milk, top with a strawberry, and enjoy!

 

2: Colourful Cream Soda @miki__718

Miki’s made a serving of several colour and cute cream soda drinks. This is another easy recipe where she added coloured syrup to soda poured into cute glasses.

 

Ingredients

・Soda ・MONIN syrup ・Ice cream ・1 strawberry

 

Method

1: I recommend using MONIN syrup to make your colourful soda.

2: Mix together the soda and MONIN syrup, then add a dollop of ice cream and finish with a strawberry!

 

3: Strawberry Cream Cider @onew_tc72

Chihiro’s beverage is a cream soda with fresh fruit inside. If you’re looking for a fruity drink then this one’s for you.

 

Ingredients

・Strawberries ・Vanilla Ice Cream ・Soda ・Thyme (for decorating)

 

Method

1: Slice the strawberries into small pieces.

2: Add the cut strawberries into the soda and spoon in a large dollop of ice cream.

3: Adorn with the thyme and a whole strawberry and enjoy!

 

4: Mango Soda @lemmokit

chii’s mango soda is made using a homemade jam. The orange drink looks super stylish with the giant ice cube inside. A cool and refreshing pick for those hot days.

 

Ingredients
・100g mango ・15 sugar ・A squirt of lemon juice ・1 tsp rum

 

Method
1: Boil all of the ingredients together.
2: Mix in soda and jam.
3: Top with rosemary and drink up.

 

5: Mikan Latte @hit0m._.mi

HITOMI’s choice is the popular mikan latte! You can use sliced orange for the topping too if you can’t get your hands on mikan.

 

Ingredients
・200ml milk ・Sugar to taste ・Yoghurt ti taste ・1 mikan ・Sliced mikan (for topping)

 

Method
1: Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender.
2. Once smooth, add to a cup a finish with a slice of mikan or orange.

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    Original Text & Photo: @happy_pinkrose_tiara

    Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

     

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