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.
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.”
Cookie Covered Matcha Tea
2 scoops (8 tbsp) Big Train Cookies ‘N Crème
1 tbsp matcha green tea
5 oz milk
12 oz ice
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.
Bubble Gum Milkshake
4 oz milk
12 oz ice cream
2 scoops (80 g) Big Train Kidz Kreamz Bubble Gum
Spindle or blend together
This Bubble Gum Milkshake was a surprise to us. Amazing how it delivers on that nostalgic flavor! Levi Andersen, the in-house barista had this to say: “I was playing around with milkshakes recently and wanted to do something totally different that I had never done before. Spindling a powder into the milkshake base was wonderful!”
All of the Kidz Kreamz flavors work in this recipe. The Bubble Gum works with chunks of fruit or a little DaVinci Gourmet Fruit Innovations syrup as well. What bubble Gum combos have you tried before?
16 oz beverage:
2 scoops Big Train Kona Mocha powder
1 oz DaVinci Gourmet Red Velvet syrup
4 oz water
12 oz ice
Add ingredients into blender in order, blend till smooth, pour into cup and serve
You will notice that I took the liberty to make the drink POP a little more. In the picture I actually added milk instead of water, and put the flavoring into the cup, both striking the cup with chocolate, or letting the Red Velvet pour into the bottom. Putting syrup on the very bottom is a lot of fun for a few reasons. One of them being that as you pour from a blender you can pour fast or slow and change the level of color infusion in the body of the blended drink. Kind of like how someone pours latte art and has a dark contrast.
“In honor of Valentines Day I’m calling this the ‘Cold Heart Frappe.'” Said Levi Andersen, the Beverage Product Specialist and in-house Barista for Kerry. “I also wanted to call it something in-tune with how cocktails have amazing names. So I was toying around with ‘Love from a Distance Frappe.’ Because its delicious, beautiful looking, sweet, but its cold as well.”
Also pictured is the Cold Brewed Whipped Cream. Yummmmmmmm. This was 4 oz of cold brew, 1 oz DaVinci Gourmet Madagascar Vanilla, 11 oz heavy whipping cream, charged in a whipped cream dispenser. Have you tried cold brewed coffee in a blended drink before?
Our Beverage Product Specialist, Levi Andersen, was in the Beverage Suite playing with chai and caramel today. Here is a recipe that he came up with and wanted to share.
Caramel Spiced Apple Chai
2 scoops Big Train Spiced Apple Chai
14 oz hot water
1 oz DaVinci Gourmet Caramel Sauce
Stir till dissolved
Optional: garnish with green apple slice, a cinnamon stick, or rim your glass with caramel sauce.
“If you don’t already have the Spiced Apple Chai, you can use Spiced Chai and substitute water for half hot water and half apple cider.” Says Levi Andersen. “Or play around with it! There’s a lot of little things you can do to bring out great flavors. Lately I have been dusting cayenne or cardamom powders on the top of seasonal favorites to enhance the flavor.” Talking about home use: “You can actually make a big batch of this recipe in a crock pot if you’re having a party. Just make sure to stir before portioning out a serving.”
Give this one a try and and let us know what you think. What little changes did you make to the recipes?
You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to make this amazing protein smoothie drink!
Fruity Fit Frappe
2 scoops Big Train Fit Frappe Vanilla
6 oz water
12 oz ice
Blend all ingredients together
Pour half of product from the blend and into a serving cup
Add 2 oz frozen berries (we suggest black, blue, and/or raspberries) to blender
Re-blend together and pour on top as a layer
Optional: top with 1 oz almond meal
Using blackberries and blueberries adds a wonderful depth of color and gives the drink a whole new direction both in appearance and in flavor. Adding the almond meal to the top gives the whole beverage a great crunchy texture on top that can be stirred in. Also you don’t have to worry about nut allergies in your blender, since the almonds never enter the pitcher. Almond meal is a type of grind size, think of it as a mix between chopped almonds and almond butter. The almonds are ground just enough to be chewy but aren’t sticky.
This becomes a great meal in a cup, perfectly suitable for drinking while driving – or something more active.
Play around with different berries and take the drink whole new places. Using the Big Train Fit Frappe Vanilla base leaves room for taking your taste buds on an exploration. No go enjoy this delicious and fruit Fit Frappe protein smoothie.