5 Food Hacks We Tried and Tested
Make Frozen Herb Butter
The ‘Net said: Chop leftover herbs and mix them with melted butter or oil, pour into ice cube trays and preserve for future use.
The Yummy experience: Why didn’t we do this before? Now we know what to do with leftover dill, parsley, and rosemary. If you want sweet flavors, use thyme and a bit of honey. Chives and pepper in your butter go well with your meat, too!
Make Watermelon Popsicles
The ‘Net said: Insert a popsicle stick to make an easy watermelon popsicle.
The Yummy experience: It’s easier to slip in a popsicle stick after you’ve made an incision with a sharp knife. We’re doing this for our next summer party!
Nutella Hot Chocolate
The ‘Net said: Pour warm milk into a jar of leftover hazelnut spread to make hot chocolate.
The Yummy experience: This was fun, easy, and delicious! Make sure the milk you use is warm, otherwise, the hazelnut spread won’t melt. You may also add more milk if you prefer your hot chocolate less sweet.
Froth Milk for Cappuccino Using Your Coffee Press
The ‘Net said: You can whip up foamed milk with a coffee press.
The Yummy experience: If you can find a coffee press which allows you to take out to cover, you don’t need an expensive milk frother and steamer. Make sure the milk is warm—it makes your milk more frothy!
Peel Mangoes with a Drinking Glass
The ‘Net said: The easiest way to peel a mango doesn’t involve a knife.
The Yummy experience: If the mango is ripe enough, this trick is effortless! You can also scoop out smaller portions like we did or scoop out the whole mango flesh with an average-sized drinking glass.
Photos by Majoy Siason; prop styling by Boqueria Lifestyle Market