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Cold Brew Coffee | Playful Cooking # cold #brew #coffee #javahouse #coffeeshot #photographylink to Instant Cold Brew Coffee

Instant Cold Brew Coffee

I don’t drink coffee in the morning but I do love to grab a cup during the day in between my work. A tall glass of cold brew with milk or cream and a hint of sweetness uplifts my mojo and keeps me going. So, having these Cold Brew Dual-Use Liquid Coffee Pods from Java House surely comes in handy. In past, I prepared cold brew from scratch by grinding coffee beans and soaking in cold water for 12 hours. With these liquid pods, it’s one quick peel and my Instant Cold Brew Coffee is ready!  

Mascarpone White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino Semifreddo | Playful Cookinglink to Mascarpone White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino Semifreddo

Mascarpone White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino Semifreddo

Frozen treats for coffee lovers because it has the flavor of white chocolate, caramel, coffee and the richness of mascarpone cheese. So good and so easy that you would want to make it all summer long. And the best part is that it doesn’t need an ice cream machine. No churning and yet, the end result turns out creamy. However, it doesn’t get hard like an ice cream. Semifreddo are semi-frozen treats that fall under the category of ice cream but the texture is much softer, seems like a frozen mousse. If you enjoy soft serve ice cream like me,…

Chocolate and Coffee Mousse | Playful Cookinglink to Chocolate And Coffee Mousse

Chocolate And Coffee Mousse

A decent chocolate treat is soul satisfying, mood uplifting and can switch any miserable day to a chirpy one. Living in west coast, I shouldn't ever nag about the weather but it's been blue off late and it yelled for some sugar rush to boost my spirit. Plus, with all the Valentine’s Day chocolate delicacies that are floating in the virtual food world and food channels, it’s tough not to flow with the temptation. It’s nothing bad, only food and good food, if I may say. Well, chocolate is good for health in several ways, obviously as long as you don’t…

Tiramisu Ice Cream | Playful Cookinglink to Tiramisu Ice Cream

Tiramisu Ice Cream

We were at the peak of a mountain in Hong Kong, more commonly known as the Victoria peak. Temperature was freezing cold and the wind was blowing us away. As we waited in the queue to board the tram that would take us back to world, everyone started craving for ice cream. It was the middle of cold winter and clearly, a bowl of soup would have been soothing but ice cream sounded more exciting to everyone and a better way to kill the time. They chose their choice of flavor and I, as usual, decided to share whatever Arvind…

fruit and nut coffee cake @ Playful Cookinglink to Fruit and Nut Coffee Cake

Fruit and Nut Coffee Cake

Did you guys have a great Easter? We didn't celebrate but certainly enjoyed spotting several cute little bunnies running around with a colorful egg basket in their tiny hands. There were some joyful cheers and lots of laughter. The sky was bright blue and beautiful spring air carried several families to the park. It was pretty clear that people were relishing the Easter weekend. And while you guys were busy boiling, painting, hiding and hunting eggs, I cracked a few and baked a cake!

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Celebrating 2nd Birthday with Cocoa Coffee Mini Bundt Cake

Wish you all an extremely delightful 2013! I hope you get to smile more, love more and achieve more. Make the best of each day and live a little more!   As I step in to a brand New Year, Sunshine and Smile steps in to its third year, celebrating its 2nd Birthday today with 220 posts including 197 recipes. That’s a lot of cooking in two years, my friend! Seriously, who knew surrendering life to a gastronomic journey could turn out to be so much fun and so exciting?

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Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Growing up, I ate a lot of pumpkin curry - sometimes non-vegetarian and sometimes pure vegetarian. Mom would always keep a little extra curry for me knowing that it’s my favorite vegetable and she still does the same. There is something about that dark orange shade; the sweetness and the creamy texture that makes me go for it as soon as my eyes fall on it. Whether you make something savory or sweet, blend it to make a soup or roast it, pumpkin is always very comforting and perfect to warm you up when the weather gets chilly outside.