Thursday, 6 October 2016

Customers are caramel crazy. (And why you should be too!)

In 2012, we had our eye on caramel. It trended high and grew right into the #2 selling flavor behind mocha. Fast forward to now? It hasn’t slowed. It’s still one of the top flavors to have on your menu—along with chocolate and vanilla—and the best part is that it can be served a variety of ways.
Because of its versatility and years-long chart-topping status, we’re upgrading caramel from trend to staple.  Demand for the gooey, warm sweetness of caramel makes it a flavor that’s going to stay. It’s something to always have on the shelf no matter what customer demographic you serve. So if you don’t have it on your menu, it’s certainly time to add it. And if you do? Consider this contender for your shelf space, too: our  Caramel Crème Blended Crème mix.

It combines the flavors customers love with the versatility of caramel—it can be served blended, iced, or hot. This makes it a perfect permanent menu item that pleases the taste buds from January to December. So where   do you start? Our caramel base can be used to create a latte or frappe, and if you want the kick of coffee, you can simply add espresso to it.

Here’s a couple recipes to get started. They’re easy to make with a base that doesn’t take up much space, and the best part? They’re even easier to drink.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

A great recipe for a crowd: Java Chip

Easy to make, easy to sip.

Big Train® Cookies ‘N Cream

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Give the people what they want: Cookies ‘N Cream

It’s like heaven in a glass. Who says you can’t have dessert first?

Big Train Cookies ‘N Cream

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Where childhood and adulthood meet: Fruit Loops Frappé

This drink is made for the kid in all of us. Turn on the cartoons and travel back in time.

Big Train Fruit Loops Frappe

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Vanilla Fit Frappe Cold Brew

Help guests power through their days in a healthy way with a cool, blended beverage boasting rich vanilla flavor and an extra boost of energy from cold brewed coffee.

Vanilla Fit Frappe Cold Brew
Serves: 1 16 oz Serving
 
Ingredients
  • 2 scoops (54g) Big Train Fit Frappé Vanilla
  • 3 oz Cold Brewed Coffee
  • 3 oz Water
  • 12 oz Ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend together.
  2. Serve.

 

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Fit Frappe Dirty Chai

Wake up and warm up customers with a unique, caffeinated drink featuring protein-packed, bold and spicy chai mixed with fresh-brewed coffee.

Fit Frappe Dirty Chai
Serves: 1 16 oz Serving
 
Ingredients
  • 2 scoops (54g) Big Train Fit Frappé Chai
  • 14 oz Hot Coffee
Instructions
  1. Stir together powder and coffee.
  2. Serve.

 

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Iced Jameson Matcha Chai

Iced Jameson Matcha Chai

Iced Jameson Matcha Chai
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1 Serving
 
Ingredients
  • 1.5 oz DaVinci Gourmet Hawaiian Salted Caramel
  • 2 oz Oregon Chai Extra Spicy Super Concentrate
  • 5 oz Half & Half
  • 2 oz Jameson Whiskey
  • 1 tbsp Matcha Powder
Instructions
  1. Pulse-blend together, pour over ice.
  2. To make hot follow the same steps above, but without pouring over ice. Instead, go directly into heating the liquid.

 

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Blended Green Goblin Recipe

 

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Blended Green Goblin Recipe

Ingredients:

  • DaVinci Gourmet Green Apple Fruit Smoothie Mix – JT02649
  • Big Train Kidz Kreamz Orange Creme frappe mix – BT.200800
  • 12 fl oz Ice
  • 5 fl oz Water (for Big Train mixing instructions only)

Mixing Instructions:

  • Fill a 8 fl oz cup of ice and pour DaVinci Gourmet  Green Apple Smoothie Mix over ice to the top.  Pour into a blender pitcher (per packaging instructions) and blend until smooth.
  • Pour 5 fl oz of chilled water in separate blender pitcher.  Add 2 scoops of Kidz Kreamz Orange Creme powdered frappe mix product.  Finally, add 12 oz cup of ice into blender and blend until smooth.
  • Layer the serving cup starting with the Orange Creme and then transitioning to the Green Apple.  Continue doing this until filled to the top.
    • Note: notice that pouring height and speed will affect how far down the colors blend versus sitting on top of each other.

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The combination of apple and orange are wonderful, are there other combinations that you have tried? Combining a blended lemonade and berry flavor are an absolute delight as well.

For more information on Big Train Products go here: http://www.bigtrain.com or call us at 800 BIG TRAIN (800) 244-8724. For more information on DaVinciGourmet products go here: http://www.davincigourmet.com.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Morning OJ Peach Smoothie Recipe

Try this OJ Peach smoothie recipe. Something fun, smooth and familiar for your morning. More than just a beverage, a delicious start for a warmer day and a compliment to your breakfast. You know, its also a great little snack as well. The DaVinci Gourmet Invigorator base has green coffee extract in it so you get a small boost of caffeine from it. So enjoy your morning, its going to be a good day.

026 Morning OJ Peach Smoothie Recipe

Morning OJ Peach Smoothie

Makes 16 fl oz beverage

Blend together till smooth, pour and enjoy.

Upgrade option: garnish with a slice of fresh peach or orange

So smooth and fruity we couldn’t snap a picture before it was half gone. Did you try it? Did you make any recipe changes?

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Cookie Covered Matcha Tea Recipe

Taking a very familiar dessert flavor and combining it with a less common flavor of Matcha. This is a fun twist for a whole new blended beverage experience.

Talking to Levi Andersen, the Beverage Product Specialist for Kerry (DaVinci Gourmet, Big Train, Oregon Chai brands), had this to say about the genesis of the beverage recipe:

“Lately I’ve been playing around with matcha tea, its a whole new ingredient to me. As I was playing with matcha I found that the deep and more bitter flavors of matcha go very well with sweeter beverages such as this Cookies n Creme base. Together they create a balance.”

025 Cookie Covered Matcha Tea Recipe BigTrain.com

Cookie Covered Matcha Tea

2 scoops (8 tbsp) Big Train Cookies ‘N Crème

1 tbsp matcha green tea

5 oz milk

12 oz ice

Blend

 

You can top it with crushed up cookies. Notice these cookies were smashed together with the creme filling still inside. Doing it this way helps the chunks to remain rather larger and clump together. If you don’t like the way that looks then remove the filling before crushing the cookies. You may even want to use crushed cookies (without the filling) and add in white sugar to achieve a great black and white balance.

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