Roo's Casa

White Hot Chocolate
December 22, 2013, 5:01 pm
Filed under: Drinks

We made some white hot chocolate this morning.

IMG_2858  Recipe: 4 cups milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, 8 oz. white chocolate.  Melt is all together in a saucepan on the stove.


Lava Flow Drink
February 4, 2012, 3:19 am
Filed under: Drinks, Recipes

My sister loves Lava Flows.  We tried this recipe and it turned out pretty good.


2.5 oz. pineapple juice (5 Tbsp)

2.5 oz. cream of coconut (Coco Lopez) (5 Tbsp)

1 oz. rum (2 Tbsp)

1/2 cup ice (we needed more ice to thicken the drink, but too much watered it down too much)

Blend all of the above in a blender. (I found blending it all at once makes it thicker)

Puree strawberries with some sugar.  I just added sugar to taste.  I also let this mixture sit for a day to let the sugar dissolve.

Pour some strawberry mixture into a glass and then add the drink on top.

*This tasted good, but I would prefer it thicker.  We need to experiment with different ratios and recipes.  I am thinking an ice cream maker would thicken it nicely, but that wouldn’t work for making Lava Flows all afternoon and into evening since the ice cream maker would thaw.  Also, I used a banana one time since a lot of recipes use one and we thought it tasted too much like a banana smoothie.


*.5 ounce = 1 tablespoon

Homemade Lemonade
June 6, 2011, 11:35 pm
Filed under: Dairy Free, Drinks, Gluten Free, Recipes, Summer

The kids and I made some homemade lemonade today to see how the taste compared to the kind you buy in the store. We all preferred the homemade kind and it was so simple. The recipe came from  Once we were done, the kids wrote down the recipe to put into their cookbook.

We also only had 3 lemons that when squeezed came out to 1/2 cup of lemon juice, so we had to adjust the recipe to 1/3. Here are the measurements we used:

3 small lemons (1/2 cup lemon juice)

2.5 cups water (1/3 of this amount is put aside for the sugar)

1/3 cup sugar, plus 2 Tablespoons sugar

Directions: Combine the sugar and 1/3 cup water in a saucepan.  Bring to boil until the sugar dissolves. Put this sugar mixture into the refrigerator until it is cool, about 20 minutes.  Mix the sugar mixture, lemon juice and remaining water together in a pitcher.  Enjoy!

*We also talked about expressions like a car being a lemon and “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”  I had the kids try the plain lemon first before adding any sugar.