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Be Your Own Barista This Raya With These 10 Awesome Drinks


Faruq Senin •  Jun 14, 2018


Hari Raya is fast approaching and we’re pretty sure you’re busy sprucing up the house for the big day. Your Raya outfit is set, your house’s all Raya-ready and you’ve got your food all settled. Now all that’s left is getting drinks for your guests and maybe this year you feel like treating your guests to something special. Credit: giphy Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 10 yummy and easy drinks that you can make with NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, so your guests will have an amazing Raya visit. Don’t worry, it’s not just black coffee and Cappuccinos; there are also tea lattes and chocolatey beverages so there’s something for everyone.
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1. Latte Macchiato
Here’s a drink that’s seemingly complex and difficult to make, but with NESCAFE Dolce Gusto, you don’t have to take a long time to prepare that perfect cup of Latte Macchiato. With a maximum of 15-bar pump pressure, every machine is an expert in crafting café-style quality coffee with a dense and velvety texture.
Credit: @dolcegustoid on Instagram Pop in a capsule of coffee and milk each and you’ll get 3 layers of hot milk, smooth coffee and rich froth, giving your Latte Macchiato an indulgent milky taste ?
To make your Latte Macchiato even more festive, change up your coffee menu and wow your guests by making an Asian Fusion Latte with the recipe provided by NESCAFE Dolce Gusto. Give your macchiato a refreshing twist of Gula Melaka (palm sugar), basil and mint. You’d most likely find all these ingredients in the kitchen so there’s no need to go to great lengths to impress your guests! Now you can be a barista in the comforts of your own home ?
2. Nesquik
Remember when you were younger and all you needed to make you happy was a cup of warm milk? Well, now you can recreate that experience with one of NESCAFE Dolce Gusto’s new flavours, Nesquik.
Credit: @nescafedolcegustofr on Instagram Savour the tasty and rich flavour of Nesquik all from one capsule. We’re pretty sure this fuss-free drink would be an irresistible treat for the young ones to enjoy (and the young at heart!) Plus, it’s also a nutritious and high calcium drink, so you’d make their parents happy too ?
As NESCAFE Dolce Gusto is so easy to use, this is the time where you can let the kids have a feel of what it’s like to be their own barista. Keep them entertained while they participate in making their own Nesquik. Inserting the capsule in the machine while eagerly anticipating their cup of delicious Nesquik to be ready right before their eyes will surely be a fun activity for them. Who knows, they might even serve it to you!
3. Americano
A staple at almost every cafe, NESCAFE Dolce Gusto’s Americano is the perfect drink for guests who need a quick coffee fix. This new flavour is a blend of premium South American and East African Arabica coffee beans, giving it a tinge of fruity and floral tastes. Did you know that Americano is a highly popular drink with youngsters in South Korea? So, all you K-pop fans can relive those café scenes from Korean dramas ?
Credit: Nescafe Dolce Gusto Korea on Facebook With the aromatic freshness of high quality coffee beans packed and preserved in single airtight capsules, why go through the hassle of grinding your own beans when you can pop a capsule in NESCAFE Dolce Gusto’s coffee machine and watch as it’s prepared within a minute? Looks like it’s time to impress your friends and family with the light-bodied taste of the Americano ?
4. Café Au Lait Intenso
Café Au Lait is usually known as the French version of Café Latte – with half brewed coffee and half warmed milk but NESCAFE Dolce Gusto has just introduced a new flavour, Café Au Lait Intenso. This flavour has a robust taste of freshly roasted beans which is perfectly balanced by the right amount of milk to give it a velvety yet intense taste. The full-bodied texture of the coffee comes from Robusta beans which are sourced from Vietnam.
Credit: @dolcegustoid on Instagram If you’re a frequent drinker of Café Latte, we highly recommend giving this a try and we’re pretty sure you won’t be satisfied with just one cup. Better buy more of them so you’ll have extras when your guests start asking for them! #HHWT Tip: As NESCAFE Dolce Gusto is easy to clean and maintain, you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of effort cleaning the machine. All you have to do is to give the capsule holder and drip tray a quick rinse and it’s good for use once again ☺️
5. Tea Latte
Tea lovers, we haven’t forgotten about you yet! If coffee doesn’t excite you the way that tea does, then you’re in for a treat with NESCAFE Dolce Gusto’s Tea Latte, – premium black tea and rich whole milk with a touch of sugar. Amidst all the fizzy drinks and cordials that your guests are going to be drinking at other houses, this tea latte will be a refreshing break as it isn’t too sweet. At the same time, you can still enjoy a smooth and rich tea taste which is aromatic but yet not too overwhelming ?
Turn your tea latte into dessert with one of NESCAFE Dolce Gusto’s recipes. Who knew you could make your own Rose Affogato at home? Add some decadent vanilla ice cream into your tea latte and decorate it with some rose petals, and you’re ready to serve your guests some Rose Affogato. This will be a great way to end off your meal and leave a lasting impression on your guests!
6. Espresso Generoso
NESCAFE Dolce Gusto’s Espresso Generoso is great for guests who need a quick pick-me-up. We all know there are days where your guests are totally burnt out from visiting so many houses, and a cup of espresso always does the trick to keep them awake! So quick and easy – you’ll get a velvety espresso in less than 30 seconds. We’re pretty sure your guests will thank you for this ?
Credit: @nescafedolcegustofr on Instagram With a blend of 5 coffee origins across 3 continents, each sip of the Espresso Generoso is perfectly balanced with a hint of fruity blackcurrant!
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7. Cappuccino
We’re sure you’ve been to a café and watched the barista painstakingly prepare your cappuccino. There’s just so much precision at work – from grinding the coffee beans, to steaming the milk. Well, good news for you, this Raya you don’t have to go through that much trouble or even run to the nearest café for a great cup of coffee with NESCAFE Dolce Gusto’sCappuccino. Combine two capsules, a shot of espresso and creamy whole milk powder, and you’ll get a rich dark roast topped with a smooth and creamy milk froth. Now you don’t have to go through the hassle of getting an additional milk or frother ?
Credit: Nescafe Dolce Gusto Korea on Facebook What’s more, each capsule contains coffee beans which have been specially selected, roasted, grinded and blended to perfection. Your guests are definitely going to be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the coffee!
8. Chococino
A good cup of hot chocolate always warms your heart but NESCAFE Dolce Gusto has something EVEN better than that – Chococino! Imagine a rich indulgent Belgium hot chocolate peppered with vanilla flavour which makes the drink even more irresistible. If good food is the way to a man’s heart, then this cup of Chococino is the way to your guests’ hearts ?
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9. Green Tea Latte
Green tea fans, you’re in for a treat! Satisfy your matcha cravings with a delightful cup of NESCAFE Dolce Gusto’s Green Tea Latte and share the joy with your guests too. Each cup has the finest quality Japanese green tea topped with a smooth and frothy milk foam, giving it a well-balanced finish. Now there isn’t a need to head to the nearest café to get your fix of Green Tea Latte!
If green tea latte’s too mainstream for you, take it a notch higher by making Green Tea White Chocolate. Add in some white chocolate into your beverage, top it off with some dark chocolate swirls and pop in a cinnamon stick for good measure. There you have it, your own Green Tea White Chocolate! This is definitely a crowd pleaser at your house gathering. With NESCAFE Dolce Gusto’s simple recipes like this, you can impress your guests by crafting your own special drinks ?
10. Mocha
Chocolate and coffee is always a good idea and there’s only one way that these 2 amazing flavours could combine: mocha ? Yearning for a delicious cocoa beverage with a tinge of coffee? NESCAFE Dolce Gusto’sMocha has got you covered!
Credit: @dolcegustoid on Instagram With just 2 capsules of coffee-cocoa and milk, delight your taste buds with an indulgent and frothy drink topped with generous cocoa foam. With NESCAFE Dolce Gusto’s professional high pressure machines, the aroma of coffee blends perfectly with the richness of chocolate plus giving it a thick and rich consistency too. This comforting drink will definitely help your guests to unwind after a long day of visiting ?
If you feel like (literally) spicing up your Mocha, try making Spicy Orange Mocha Shots. Add in some freshly cut chillies (no, we’re not kidding!) and orange zest into your drink for a burst of flavours and a little kick. This will surely set your guests’ taste buds tingling. You can even make it more interesting by leaving the chillies and orange zest on the side so your guests can decide how much of each ingredient they want to add into their drink. Sounds like a perfect activity during a Raya gathering right?
With these 10 simple drinks, there’s no need to fret over what to serve your guests this Raya. It’s not often that you’d come across warm café-style beverages during Raya visiting so NESCAFE Dolce Gusto’s beverages will definitely make you stand out. With easy-to-use and high pressure machines, you can serve quality drinks just by a push of a button. The best part is, there’s something for everyone to enjoy – from rich black and milk coffee to tea lattes and chocolate-based drinks. Plus, all drinks are halal-certified, so you definitely don’t have to worry about anything ?
And now's also the the best time to get your hands on NESCAFE Dolce Gusto’s machines as you can get up to $100 off! Plus, HHWT readers get an additional $10 off if you use the promo code ‘HHWT10OFFNDG’. [inlinewidget id=49839] So this Raya, set up your own home-café and be your own barista with NESCAFE Dolce Gusto’s enjoyable beverages, which are guaranteed to impress your guests. Or you can even let them do the work and they can have loads of fun bonding with other family members or friends while crafting their own warm drinks. Either way, the Raya celebration at your house will be full of fun and leave your guests in an upbeat mood! [iframe seamless="seamless" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" height="450" width="100%" scrolling="no" src="https://pollbuzz.co/frame/2361?type=poll"][/iframe] This article is brought to you by Nescafe Dolce Gusto.