—-One New Post Right Below—- What’s your favourite drink at the Coffee Bean ? For me, it would be the Ultimate Vanilla Ice Blended (with extra vanilla powder, of course). I seldom take hot beverages and even plain water, I prefer icy cold ones. My mum ever once commented that even when I was a baby, I would only enjoy my milk when it’s cold ! Gosh, I know it’s not a healthy habit to go around, considering many were telling me that this will deterioate my health, especially if I am in my old age. I guess I better take heed and start drinking hot now !
Nevertheless, let’s come back to this famous drink from Coffee Bean. It is quite an expensive drink on the menu, costing around $8.10 for a large cup. And despite topping up the Coffee Bean prepaid card to utilise the points for rebates, it gets run out very often, say less than 2 weeks each time. So you can tell that’s the frequency we go for this drink.
So now, have you guess what I am gonna do next ?. Haha ! Yes, you are right, making my very own replica of the Ultimate Vanilla ! The staffs at Coffee Bean were really kind enough to answer my queries, so I suppose it’s not any trade secrets. Anyway it’s pretty obvious how they made the drink too, coz by standing there and watching while waiting, you could tell what ingredients go into the drink as well.
To get a true replica of it, I bought the essential items from Coffee Bean as well, namely the vanilla powder and chocolate coated expresso beans. In additional, you also need the Rich blend 3-in-1 coffee mix and light whipped cream from any supermarkets.
Tadah !! The taste is almost identical ! Or I should say, entirely the same ! And I can control the sweetness by the amount of vanilla powder added. You have the comfort of your home as the backdrop to enjoy this fabulous drink. Not to mention the cost savings involved. Life is wonderful, isn’t it. Haha ! @_@ Ok, I am exaggerating abit here, but well, for those who love this drink to bits, do have a go at making one yourself. You won’t be disappointed !
To complement this drink, I came out with a joke. That I am so gonna open up a coffee house as well, selling the same and I gonna name the place “Coffee Tree” ! Coz a “Tree” is so much bigger than a “Bean” and I will certainly be able to beat the bean’s business !… Haha!
Ingredients : 1 cup ice 1 sachet of Rich Blend 3-1 coffee mix 1/2 cup boiling water 1/4 – 1/2 cup vanilla powder (depends on how sweet you want) 6-8 chocolate coated expresso beans Light whipped cream (optional)
1. Mix sachet of coffee mix with boiling water and stir completely. Leave in chiller to chill completely before use.
2. Combine ice, coffee, vanilla powder and expresso beans in a blender and blend till smooth.
3. Pour into cup and topped with whipped cream, if required.
💚🎄💚Dessert for the Day is this Hainanese Happiness Box Set from @thehainanstorybakery @thehainanstory in a special collaboration with @whiskdom . Comes with 1 Pandan Kaya Swiss Roll Logcake with Brownie Bits + 3 Whiskdom Brownies with Hainanese Fillings. Usual price at $62.45 and enjoy 10% off from now to 31 Dec 2023. The Hainan Story is located at :
📍INTRODUCTION (HILLION MALL)
17 Petir Rd, #01-15/16 Hillion Mall, Singapore 678278
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 9.30pm
Telephone: +65 69708191 📍Chapter One (Hotel Boss)
500 Jln Sultan, #01-09 Hotel Boss, Singapore 199020
Opening Hours: 8am to 3am
Telephone: +65 6291 1969 📍CHAPTER TWO (JEWEL)
Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, #B2-201/202, Singapore 819666
Opening Hours: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Telephone: +65 69082516 📍Coffee House (Nex)
23 Serangoon Central, #02-17 Nex, Singapore 199020
Opening Hours: 8am to 10pm
Telephone: +65 6509 1025 📍Coffee House (Chinatown Point)
133 New Bridge Road, B1-52/52A Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
Opening Hours: 8am to 9pm Also available at below Whiskdom outlets : 📍Whiskdom @ One Raffles Place
One Raffles Pl #B1-06
Opening hours :
Mon - Fri 9am-8pm 📍Whiskdom Galaxis
1 Fusionopolis Pl #01-18/19
Opening hours :
Mon - Fri 8am-8pm
Sat 9am-3pm 📍 Whiskdom @ FYP
181 Orchard Rd #04-22/22B
Opening hours :
Mon - Thu 12pm-930pm
Sun 11am-930pm 📍Whiskdom North Bridge
757 North Bridge Rd
Opening hours :
Tue - Sun 12pm-8pm
🎄A spread of warm and jolly festive delights from @wupaochunsg to usher in the Christmas this year. 🍞The highlight of this year offerings shall be the Panettone 潘尼朵妮. This Italian style sweetbread from #吴宝春 is made extra fruity and buttery from black raisins and candied orange peel. Enjoy it at $19.80 with any purchase (original price $21.80). 🥨My next favourite will be the Wreath of Joy 圣诞圈 $3.80 where rich creamy chocolate is paired with soft fluffy brioche bun topped with almond slices. 🥧A hearty pie packed with minced pork and a medley of vegetables make up this Tree of Hope 幸福之树 $3.80 presented in a wholly Christmas Tree pie imprint. 🥯For the Focaccia lovers, the Parma Ham Focaccia 火腿佛卡夏 $4.50 is an enchanting fusion of earthy broccoli and tomatoes with savoury Parma ham on a lightly focaccia. 🫐Priced at 2 for $6.00, the Merry Raspberry 欢乐红梅 and Merry Blueberry 欢乐蓝莓 tarts are here to serve. Filled with cream cheese filling, almond cream and topped with fragrant blueberry topping with boluo crumble or raspberry topping with purple sweet potato boluo. 🎉Available only till 25 December 2023 only, so do give them a try before they fly off the shelves ! Located at :
📍Capitol Singapore # 01-19/20
📍Paragon Shopping Centre # B1-11/12
👍Previously bought the Assam paste from @dianxiaoersg for home cooking and everyone agrees that it’s absolutely good. 🙏So thanks to Dian Xiao Er, I get to try out other products in their frozen series including the well-loved Curry Chicken Frozen Pack this time. 🍛Made from premium ingredients, the Curry Chicken boasts a rich, aromatic sauce infused with a flavourful blend of spices. 🧑🍳All you gotta do is to defrost and steam the curry chicken for 30 minutes and get to enjoy a piping hot bowl of real delicious and tender curry chicken with soft potatoes. 🥘In the frozen series also include the restaurant’s most popular Ginseng Kampong Chicken. 🎉From now till the end of December, purchase 2 Frozen Packs of your choice, whether it's the renowned Ginseng Kampong Chicken or the mouthwatering Curry Chicken, you can get an irresistible treat of 1 Curry Chicken Frozen Pack for FREE*! Time to stock up on these hot favourites for the upcoming holiday season ! *Not available for dine-in, only take-away and online orders.
🥂Cheers to the long weekend ! Felt liked ages ever since that’s one. 😅 🎉Starting off the TGIF weekend with a little Christmas feast from @swensenssingapore today. On the menu includes the : 🍗Poultry Platter S$45, boasting a succulent array of chicken ham, half Hickory BBQ chicken, chicken bratwurst sausages, chicken snail sausages and cross cut sweet potatoes complemented with a homemade Tuscan tomato sauce. 🆕Salmon Wellington S$65 is made up of tender salmon and spinach elegantly enveloped in non-alcoholic Beurre Blanc sauce with a touch of green dill oil. 🫑Herb Roasted Vegetables S$23.90, comprising of brussels sprout, capsicums, carrots and white onions roasted with herb pesto and topped with feta cheese. 🍰The New Mintertide Surprise, 500g at S$51 is a Thin Mint ice cream with a hidden core filled with crispy chocolate delights topped with mint macarons accompanied by chocolate chunks. 🎄You can also choose to build your own personalised “Giftmas Package” by crafting your ideal festive feast from an array of roasts, spreads, greens, carbs and a delightful ice-cream cake with prices from $168 for 4-6 pax. 🛒Do order early to unwrap more joy from a 10% discount of your chosen package with minimum purchase of $188 (exclude delivery fee) in a single order before 10 Dec 2023. 🎉Other Promotions include : 🕊️Early Bird Special: 1 November 2023 to 10 December 2023 🐣Post Early Bird Special: 11 December 2023 to 3 January 2024 👶COOL REWARDS/JUNIOR
· 15% off Christmas Cakes (Early Bird Special)
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@beechenghiangsg has unveiled a unique and exclusive baked snack, the Crispy Pulled Pork Twist 脆烤肉丝, a unique TWIST to Bee Cheng Hiang's Pork Floss. They are handcrafted using 100% natural ingredients, with no artificial flavouring, colouring or preservatives. This crisp and addictive treat definitely makes an awesome movie snack. Available at 2 packs (each pack contains 8 smaller packs) for $39.90 at all #beechenghiangsg outlets, online at https://www.beechenghiang.com.sg/crispy-pulled-pork-twist-200g/ and on app.
A quickie meal today is this new Creamy Curry Instant Noodles from @cowhead_official . 💋Fiery red as it might seem but it’s not as spicy as it looks because of the addition of #cowheadsg pure UHT milk. Always thought that coconut milk is the way to curries so here’s an alternative to extra creaminess now. ☺️🤤 🛒Cowhead Quick-Cook Noodles are now available at FairPrice, Sheng Shiong, Prime Supermarket, Ang Mo Supermarket, Song Fish, Redmart, Benmart, Qoo10-Benmart & Shopee.