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.
This is a re-post from Marissa Angelina of Sugar Noms! Marissa is a 12-year-old baker in Southern California.
I love creamy coffee-free Frappes when I go to coffee shops, so I was really excited to make this blended drink! It is very creamy, sweet, colorful, and fun! I thought it would be perfect to serve at birthday parties, celebrations, or even just an after-school treat. I made the Cotton Candy flavored Frappe, but it also comes in Bubble Gum and Orange Cream. (Marissa Angelina, Chief Baker at SugarNoms.com)
Ask for Big Train Kidz Kreamz blended drinks at your favorite coffee shop, or you can purchase from various online stores. Flavors include Orange Cream, Bubblegum, and Marissa’s favorite, Cotton Candy. Moms and Dads love them too. Takes ya right back to childhood. Foodservice operators & Baristas go to http://www.BigTrain.com/kids for more information.
See Marissa’s Cotton Candy Frappe recipe video here:
Cotton Candy Blended Frappe Recipe
1 Packet of Big Train Kidz Kreamz powder drink mix
12 oz Ice
5 oz Water or Milk
Whipped Cream (optional)
Decorations, sprinkles, etc. (optional)
Pour the water, ice, and Kidz Kreamz mix into a blender. So easy even a kid can make it. Blend for about a minute or so until creamy. Pour mixture into a cup or glass and decorate as desired.
For more information about Big Train, got to BigTrain.com. To try Kidz Kreamz frappe mixes for kids, ask your favorite barista. Foodservice operators to get samples ask your distributor or go to BigTrain.com/kids. To learn more about Marissa Angelina’s online baking show, go to SugarNoms.com.
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie Recipe: Perfect for Summer!
THE PERFECT SUMMER TREAT, JUST MINUTES AWAY! This strawberry-cheesecake-inspired frappe cools down even the hottest summer day.
2 scoops Vanilla Fit Frappe Protein Drink Mix
¾ cup water or milk
1½ cups ice
Fresh or frozen strawberries (or DaVinci Gourmet Sugar Free Strawberry Syrup) to taste
2 tbsp sugar-free cheesecake pudding mix
In a blender, add Vanilla Fit Frappe Protein Drink Mix to water or milk and pulse to mix. Add ice, strawberries (or DaVinci Gourmet Sugar Free Strawberry Syrup) and sugar-free cheesecake pudding mix. Blend, taste and adjust to your liking. Pour and enjoy!
We hope you enjoy this Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Shake recipe as much as we did! For more information about Fit Frappe Protein drink mixes, go to www.FitFrappe.com. For more information about DaVinci Gourmet syrups and flavorings, go to www.davincigourmet.com.
DIY Spiced Chai Frappe | How to Make Blended Chai Drinks at Home
Make the drink that has been savored for centuries in India and refresh your body and soul with the creamy blend of honey, vanilla, black tea and exotic spices.
6 fl oz water or milk
2 scoops Big Train Spiced Chai Tea Latte Mix
1.5 cups ice
Add water or milk to blender
Then add Big Train Spiced Chai Tea Latte Mix
Blend until smooth
DIY Blended Spiced Chai Frappe
Wondering how to make your own Spiced Chai Frappe at home? Do it yourself with Big Train’s Spiced Chai Tea Latte Mix!
Chai, meaning “tea” in many parts of the world, originated in ancient India. It is traditionally made with rich black tea, heavy milk, sweetener, and a combination of cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and pepper. Not only does it have an irresistibly spicy flavor, but it’s also a natural digestive aid. Even better, Big Train’s Spiced Chai Tea Latte mix is gluten free, low fat, and uses no hydrogenated oils! If you love chai as a drink in chilly weather, then you’ll love it as a blended spiced chai frappe or simply poured over ice as a refreshing thirst quencher in warmer weather!
For the DIY enthusiast, you can easily make spiced chai frappes at home by simply adding milk or water and ice. Home baristas can purchase Big Train Spiced Chai Tea Latte Mix here. At just $6.50, it yields ten 8 fl oz servings.
Big Train has a great reputation for delicious chai mixes with coffeehouses and restaurants. Big Train also offers foodservice operators a bulk-size 3.5 lb Spiced Chai Tea Latte Mix here so that you’ll never run out! Just add milk or water and ice to this product and you’ll have a delicious iced chai frappe in seconds. We realize you can’t always get out to your favorite cafe, so Big Train also offers several retail chai products. For all chai latte mix flavor options go here.
If you love good-for-you, good-for-the-soul beverages, then you will love Big Train Spiced Chai Tea Latte mix! So DIY! Do it yourself and create a delicious chai frappe today.
For a quick and easy, smooth and delicious Pomegranate Blueberry Fruit Smoothie, try this recipe!
4 fl oz water
4 fl oz Big Train Pomegranate Blueberry Fruit Smoothie Mix concentrate
2 Cups ice
In a blender, add the water.
Then add the Big Train Pomegranate Blueberry Fruit Smoothie mix.
Add 2 cups of ice.
Mix until smooth.
Pomegranate and blueberries are both high in antioxidants. These two superfruits combine to make a delicious flavor. Even McDonalds is offering this new flavor combination for their fruit smoothies. If you love fruit and blended ice drinks then you’ll love this Pomegranate Blueberry Fruit Smoothie Recipe. For the DIY enthusiast, you can do it yourself– make these smoothies quickly at home. Home baristas can purchase Big Train’s Pomegranate Blueberry Fruit Smoothie mix concentrate here. At just $11.00 per bottle, it yields 16 8 fl oz servings, or just less than 70 cents per serving. Just add water and ice and blend!
So make your Pomegranate Blueberry smoothies in a snap with Big Train Real Fruit Smoothie mix products. Enjoy!
If you love Irish Cream and blended ice drinks then you’ll love this Blended Irish Cream Smoothie Recipe. Big Train’s Vanilla Smoothie mix is a delicious versatile base mix. (No Sugar Added option available too). Big Train’s mixes generally just require water. But feel free to add milk or milk alternatives for that extra creamy taste. Don’t forget the Irish Cream Flavor Syrup, too. Enjoy!