But I also just realized that these heat-free recipes will be perfect for summer. Yes, I'm all set for the sweltering heat of July and August ... bring it on!!!
Of course, there's still a stubborn little patch of snow in the front garden...
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Put in a lidded jar (e.g., empty Talenti ice cream container):
¼ C uncooked rolled oatsPut on lid and shake vigorously, then stir in:
⅓ C milk
¼ C plain yogurt
2 tsp chia seeds
½ tsp [or to taste] spice (e.g., cinnamon, vanilla, espresso powder, cocoa powder)
1 tsp [or to taste] sweetener (e.g., honey, molasses, syrup)
¼ C chopped or mashed-up fruit (e.g., banana, prunes, berries, pumpkin puree)Refrigerate overnight. Serve chilled.
(The original posts provide nutritional information, thoughts on how long the mixture may be safely stored, and suggestions on flavor combinations.)
2. Basic cold-brewed coffee recipe, lightly adapted from The New York Times:
Stir together in pitcher:
1 C ground coffeeLet sit overnight, then strain through cheesecloth into another pitcher. (I do this by lining my strainer with the cheesecloth.)
4½ C water
Dilute 1:1 (or to taste) with water and serve as desired.