Monday, 30 July 2012

Cheesecake Frappe Recipes in a New York Minute!

Big Train recently launched a Cheesecake Blended Crème Frappe mix for foodservice customers and they have been eating it up! The creamy taste of smooth, velvety and sweet cheesecake in a blended crème frappe is proving to be a great addition to any menu. Simply add water or milk and ice into a blender, blend for 30 seconds and the outcome is a perfectly blended Cheesecake frappe. But, the fun doesn’t stop there…this wonderful flavor also makes a delicious base to a myriad of Cheesecake frappe blended drink recipes! Strawberry Cheesecake Frappe, Oreo Cookie Cheesecake Frappe, Key Lime Cheesecake Frappe, Chocolate Cheesecake Frappe…is your mouth watering yet??

Recipes for Cheesecake Frappes

We have been busy in the Big Train Kitchen experimenting with this new flavor and have come up with a few fun recipes!

Raspberry Cheesecake Frappe

Raspberry Cheesecake Frappe Recipe

Add a little whipped cream on top and garnish with a few raspberries or graham cracker crust crumbs! Yum and Yum!

 

Strawberry Cheesecake Frappe

Strawberry Cheesecake Frappe Recipe

  • Pour 4 fl oz (118 mL) of water or milk into blender
  • Add 2 scoops (7 tbsp of 80 g) of Big Train New York Cheesecake Frappe mix
  • Add 2 fl oz (60 mL) (60 mL) of Big Train Strawberry Fruit Tea Blast
  • Add 12 oz (180 g) of ice
  • Blend thoroughly until smooth

A dollop of sweet whipped cream on top and this drink is sure to be a hit on any menu!!

 

M&M Peanut Butter Cheesecake Frappe

MnM Cheesecake Frappe Recipe

  • Pour 5 fl oz (118 mL) of water or milk into blender
  • Add 2 scoops (7 tbsp of 80 g) of Big Train New York Cheesecake Frappe mix
  • Add ¾ cup (177 mL) of M&M (or any of your favorite candy bars) candy pieces  (frozen candy works best!)
  • Add 12 oz (180 g) of ice
  • Blend thoroughly until smooth

Top with whipped cream, caramel or chocolate and crushed peanuts and this is a party in your mouth!

 

Chocolate Mint Chip Cheesecake Frappe

This will be any mint and chocolate fan’s favorite frappe!

 

 

Key Lime Cheesecake Frappe

  • Pour 2 fl oz (90 mL) of water or milk into blender
  • Add 2 tablespoons lime juice (freshly squeezed is best!)
  • Add 2 scoops (7 tbsp of 80 g) of Big Train New York Cheesecake Frappe mix
  • Add 3 fl oz (90 mL) of DaVinci Gourmet Peppermint Paddy Syrup
  • Add ½ teaspoon lime zest and 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
  • Add 12 oz (180 g) of ice
  • Blend thoroughly until smooth

A refreshing and zesty twist on a traditional tropical dessert! Caution: You may want seconds.

Blueberry Cheesecake Frappe Recipe

Blueberry Cheesecake Frappe

Try these recipes or concoct your own with Big Train’s Cheesecake Blended Cream Frappe mix. Click here to find more Big Train recipes or to submit your own!! Got a great cheesecake frappe recipe? Let us know. Enjoy.

Monday, 2 July 2012

HSN Big Train Frozen Frappe Drink Mixes on Home Shopping Network!

HSN Frappe drink mixes! For the first time ever, Big Train products were made available via national television on the Home Shopping Network on Monday, July 2nd.

It all started when HSN came looking for some delicious drink mixes to sell as part of HSN’s 35th Anniversary celebration. What better way to celebrate than to offer up amazing coffeehouse style drinks that can be enjoyed at home, right? Mixing up several Big Train frappe mix flavors on live television created a lot of excitement here at Big Train’s headquarters in Lake Forest California. We could practically taste the drinks from here.

Big Train Frappe Blended Drink Mixes on HSN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A lot of preparation and planning went into getting ready for the HSN airing. After presenting a variety of options, and lots of taste testing, and tremendous effort behind the scenes to prepare for the live show, Big Train and HSN worked together to offer 8 Big Train yummy drink flavors in two exclusive fun packages:

The first package they presented was the “Fun Flavors” Pack. Each pack contains:

HSN Fun Frappe Flavors

Fun Flavors Pack

 

  • 11.3 oz. Frozen Frappe Drink Mix – Bubble Gum
  • 11.3 oz. Frozen Frappe Drink Mix – Strawberry Banana
  • 11.3 oz. Frozen Frappe Drink Mix – Orange Creme
  • 11.3 oz. Frozen Frappe Drink Mix – Cotton Candy

 

The second package they decided to offer was the “Sophisticated Flavors” pack which includes:

Sophisticated Frappe flavors on HSN

Sophisticated Flavors Pack

  • 11.3 oz. Frozen Frappe Drink Mix – Cookies n’ Creme
  • 11.3 oz. Frozen Frappe Drink Mix – Southern Velvet
  • 11.3 oz. Frozen Frappe Drink Mix – Root Beer Float
  • 11.3 oz. Frozen Frappe Drink Mix – New York Cheesecake

 

Keri Maletto HSN Host for BigTrainBig Train and HSN selected Keri Maletto to be the lead on-air host. In addition to her experience as a fun and vivacious host for the Home Shopping Network, Keri has appeared in feature films like Dolphin Tale and television shows like Burn Notice and The Glades. Keri did a fantastic job presenting HSN’s exclusive Big Train drink mix products on HSN highlighting Big Train’s value to consumers that are looking for great tasting cafe style products that are easy to make. She even suggested some great ideas like adding strawberry liqueur to flavors like our New York Cheesecake frappe mix to create a yummy Strawberry Cheesecake Frappe cocktail for example. She also mixed up Cookies ‘n Cream, Bubble Gum and Orange Crème blended ice drink flavors. Great job Keri!

 

HSN created a Big Train brand page on their website where these exclusive products are available for sale in case you missed the program today. Hurry though, there is a limited supply and these products will likely sell out soon.

Did you miss the live show? No worries the show will run again at around 12:00 noon and again at 5:45 pm EDT.To view HSN’s Program Guide go here. Watch HSN live on your computer by clicking here:

For more information on these exclusive HSN Drink Products go here. For more information about Big Train go to Big Train.com.

HSN Big Train Beverage Mixes