Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"Let It Glow" (non-alcoholic) Drink Recipe (Disney's Hollywood Studios)


Disney's Hollywood Studios is currently celebrating "Frozen Summer Fun" (runs through 9/1/14) and during this time the park is offering a variety of Frozen-themed merchandise, beverages and treats. One of those specialty beverages is called the "Let It Glow" Drink. It's a non-alcoholic cocktail that is served with a glow cube. And in this episode of The Disney Diner I'm going to show you how you can make it at home so you can have Frozen Summer Fun all year-round. Enjoy!!


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"Let It Glow" Drink
*serves 2

Ingredients:

16 ounces pineapple juice (either pre-mixed bottled, or frozen concentrate)
16 ounces ginger ale, chilled
4 tablespoons grenadine (found near alcoholic beverages in grocery store)
maraschino cherries, for garnish
glow-in-the-dark ice cube (mine is from WDW but you can also find them online)



Directions:

If using the frozen concentrate, then you'll need to mix it in a pitcher with 3 cans of water first. If using the bottled/pre-made, then you can bypass this step.

Pour the pineapple juice and ginger ale into a blender pitcher. Add the grenadine. Blend for a few seconds. (If you don't own a blender, you can still make this drink, just stir the ingredients very well in a large pitcher.) Pour into 2 tall glasses and garnish with maraschino cherries. Turn your glow cubes on and drop them in. Sip and enjoy!





Thursday, August 14, 2014

Croissant Donuts Recipe and Video (Epcot: Refreshment Port)


Have you heard the news?
You can now get Croissant Donuts
at the Refreshment Port
in Epcot's Canada Pavilion!
And even better news, is that
you can now make them at home
following this EASY recipe!!!
Enjoy!

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Croissant Donuts
*makes 8-12 (depending on the size of your cookie cutter)

Ingredients:

1 (8 count) tube refrigerated croissant/crescent roll dough
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
flour, for dusting counter
vegetable oil, for frying


Directions:

Mix sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish. Set aside.

Dust counter or flat surface with flour. Open tube of dough and lay out flat. At this point, the dough looks like a square, with 4 rectangles like this (I suggest watching the above video to see exactly how this is done):

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Remove the top 2 rectangles and attach 1 to the end of the other 2 to make a long strip of dough, like this:

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You'll only need the 3 rectangles at this point. You can set the 4th one aside and use it later.

Dip your fingers in flour and lightly press on the perforated marks to seal the dough.

Fold it in thirds, first the right side and then the left. Roll it out using a rolling pin until it's the size it was before.

Now fold it in thirds again. Turn it sideways and roll it again until it's slightly longer than the rolling pin.

Take a circular cookie or biscuit cutter and cut out your circles. Use a small cookie cutter or water/soda bottle cap to cut out the center circles. You can save these pieces of dough to make donut holes.

Remember the 4th rectangle from earlier? Add it to the leftover scraps and then repeat the process of rolling and cutting out circles until all the dough has been used.


Fill a deep pan with 1 inch of vegetable oil. Heat on medium-high heat or until it bubbles when a wooden utensil is inserted into the oil.

Drop your donuts in and let cook until golden brown. Flip over and let the other side cook. They should puff up and the layers will begin to separate. Remove from oil and place on paper towel-lined plate. Move to the dish with the cinnamon-sugar and coat all sides. 

Serve plain or a la mode.






Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Disney Princess Cupcakes Recipe and Video



These cupcakes will be a big hit at your next Disney Princess-themed birthday party! Not only are they delicious with their moist cake and buttercream frosting but they're incredibly easy to make!


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Disney Princess Cupcakes
*makes 1 dozen

Ingredients:

12 standard-size cupcakes (baked and cooled)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup all-vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or other flavoring)
5 cups powdered/confectioner's sugar
4-6 tablespoons milk
food coloring (yellow, blue and red or pink)
edible glitter
small edible icing flowers
small plastic Disney Princess figurines (I found mine at the 99 Cents Store)


Directions:

Bake cupcakes according to directions on package or recipe. Let cool completely. Set aside for later.

Place butter, shortening and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. After all 5 cups of sugar have been added, the frosting will be thick and crumbly. Now it's time to add the milk. Add 1 tablespoons at a time and mix on high until light and creamy.

Separate the frosting into 4 bowls for coloring. I only colored 3 of mine and left 1 white (see the video above) but you are welcome to color all 4. Add drops of food coloring into each bowl and mix with a spoon or spatula until you reach the desired shade.

Spoon each color of frosting into a gallon-size Ziploc bag and cut off 1/2-inch from one end to create a homemade cake decorating bag (watch the video above to see how this is done).

Take a cupcake and begin squeezing the frosting around the edge in a circular motion, then fill in the middle. 

Sprinkle with edible glitter. Carefully set a Disney Princess figure in the center of the frosting and gently press down to secure. Add a few edible flowers around the toy's base. 

Repeat these steps for the remaining cupcakes.

Enjoy!!











Friday, July 18, 2014

Mini-Mickey Kitchen Sink Sundae Recipe



    I'm sure you've heard all about "The Kitchen Sink" at Beaches & Cream (Disney's Beach Club Resort). It's a giant sundae that includes every ice cream flavor and topping and it's brought to your table in a silver sink. Well, both Disneyland and Disney World have begun offering a smaller version of the sundae at various locations within their parks. You get 3 flavors of ice cream and multiple toppings served in a plastic souvenir sink shaped like Mickey's pants. It's called the "Mini-Mickey Sink". Now, don't let the name fool you, this treat is large enough for 2-3 people to share. It can cost between $14-22 depending on which location you purchase it at but I'm going to show you how to make it in your very own home following this easy recipe.


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Mini-Mickey Kitchen Sink Sundae

Ingredients:

3 flavors of ice cream (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry or your favorite flavors)
hot fudge topping
strawberry topping or preserves
pineapple topping
peanut butter topping (or regular creamy peanut butter)
brownies (homemade or store-bought)
Oreos
whipped cream (canned or homemade)
chocolate chips
peanut butter chips
multi-colored sprinkles
maraschino cherries



Directions:

Place 3 heaping scoops of ice cream into a large bowl*. Top with: hot fudge, strawberry, pineapple and peanut butter toppings. Add brownies and Oreos. Top with a mound of whipped cream. Sprinkle with: chocolate & peanut butter chips, and sprinkles. Finish off with a few maraschino cherries. Share with a friend! 



*I purchased large red plastic bowls (2 for $1 at Dollar Tree) and painted yellow buttons on the front to make them look similar to the souvenir bowls they serve the sundae in at the Disney Parks.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Harry Potter-Inspired Butterbeer Milkshake Recipe

To celebrate today's official opening of Diagon Alley 
at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios, Orlando,
I created a Butterbeer Milkshake for all of you Harry Potter fans.
You'll get the sweet taste of butterscotch
along with the zing of cream soda
in this easy-to-make, delicious shake.


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Butterbeer Milkshake Recipe
*serves 1

Ingredients:

4 scoops homestyle vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup cream soda (if not available, use club soda or carbonated water)
3 tablespoons butterscotch syrup (found near ice cream toppings)
whipped cream
butterscotch chips


Directions:

Scoop ice cream into blender pitcher. Add cream soda and butterscotch syrup. Blend on high until light and frothy. Pour into glass. Pile on whipped cream. Drizzle a bit more of the butterscotch syrup on top. Finish off with a sprinkle of butterscotch chips. Enjoy while watching your favorite Harry Potter movie (or all of them)!!




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