In September Big Train attended Coffee Fest Seattle, where we held a contest to give away a blender prize package. Anyone who signed up for our OnTrack™ Rewards program during the show had a chance to win a Vitamix Drink Machine Advanced blender, two pitchers and 3 free cases of product mixes. When the dust settled, the winner was a coffee shop called Hillbilly Beans, located near Olympia, WA. The owners were kind of enough to contribute to a little FAQ, so without further ado we present to you…
Hillbilly Beans In Olympia, Washington
Where are you located?
We are located in Littlerock, Washington which is between Olympia and Grand-mound at the foothills of Capitol Forest.
What types of drinks do you offer?
We offer iced, blended, and hot coffee drinks, teas, smoothies and protein shakes.
Are you known for any type of particular drink?
All of our drinks have funny “hillbilly” names. A white chocolate mocha is called a Ma’s Favorite, a mocha is called a Moonshine, Blended coffees are called Mashed, whipped cream is considered opossum pie topping and so on. Skunks seem to be one of our most popular drink; it is white chocolate and chocolate combined. Some customers enjoy a little raspberry flavor with the chocolate and white chocolate, which is called Road Kill.
Traditionally, homemade horchata recipes have required many ingredients and multiple steps, including the use of your hot stove (which defeats the purpose if you’re craving a refreshing horchata drink). Sure, you could break out all those items and spend an hour preparing it all. Or, you could use a horchata recipe that has the drink in your hand, in about 89 seconds. And the best part is you won’t be sacrificing taste, even though your horchata drink is painfully easy to make!
How To Make Horchata, The Easy Way
16 fl oz Blended Horchata Drink
Get Big Train’s VIVAZ Horchata Mexican Inspired Drink Mix
Add 1 Scoop of Horchata Mix to 5 oz of Milk or Water
Note: 1 scoop is about 3 oz. Your horchata recipe can go one of two ways here. Both will be delicious, but using milk will produce a richer, creamier drink. The choice is yours. Feel free to experiment with each option, and take note of the differences.
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If you love cherries (and why wouldn’t you) and love blended ice drinks then you’ll adore this cherry frappé 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, especially to something like this cherry-licious frappé recipe. You had better hope your taste buds are ready to enjoy something awesome!
Mmmm, Dulce de Leche. Some would say (and we would agree) that it’s the candy of milk. Imagine a latte that combines the taste of caramelized sugar, a hint of cinnamon, and topped off with decadent whipped cream. You can make it a reality, and wow your customers and dinner guests with this amazing Dulce de Leche Latte recipe. Serve it hot, blended or over ice too! For more information on Big Train’s Dulce de Leche Blended Ice Coffee mix, click here. Enjoy!
Add Big Train’s hot cocoa mix to hot water or milk. Stir well.
Mix in Peppermint syrup.
Garnish with marshmallows.
Also try topping with whipped cream, some extra cocoa powder and top with crushed candy canes. Enjoy!
For an excellent twist on hot chocolate for the holidays, try this Peppermint Hot Cocoa recipe. Big Train offers OMG good gourmet hot cocoa mixes, the perfect base for your own custom hot cocoa recipe creations. For all of Big Train’s seasonal drink mix products go here. Happy Holidays!
Pour 5 fl oz of chilled water or milk into a blender. Add 2 scoops (8 tbsp) of Big Train Egg Nog Blended Creme Mix and 12 oz of ice. Blend thoroughly until smooth. Garnish with whipped cream and nutmeg.
Big Train makes it easy! For a delicious Egg Nog frappe follow the recipe instructions above. To see all of Big Train’s wonderful seasonal drink mixes for the holidays, click here. Enjoy your Blended ice Egg Nog Latte!
Ahhh, Root Beer float. There was nothing better when you were a kid than observing the makings of your favorite treat – watching the root beer fall into the frosty mug, seeing the bubbles pop on the surface of the foam, smelling the sweet and creamy ice cream as it plopped into the soda and then… taking that first bite of your scrumptious root beer float! Creamy, bubbly, tangy and downright good! Don’t you wish you could have one right now? Cold and refreshing with a sweet and creamy texture, this traditional dessert has been a favorite for generations.
Now, you can get this same tasty flavor in an easy to make frappe! Nostalgia has never tasted better with Big Train’s newest flavor, Root Beer Float Blended Crème Frappe. All you need is ice and water or milk and you have an outstanding and refreshing treat that can be enjoyed any time of the day!
What are the flavors in Root Beer soda?
The unique flavor of root beer is not composed of just one element, but several complex ingredients. The primary flavoring is from the bark of the sassafras plant. This plant can be found in your backyard…but don’t go making root beer from it, there are other ingredients to the drink. Other flavorings include vanilla, cherry, licorice root, nutmeg, molasses, cinnamon, clove and honey. Wintergreen also gives it a creamy bite on the finish of the drink and stands out nicely in the Big Train Root Beer Float Blended Crème Frappe. Big Train sells this product in 3.5 lb bulk bags for the foodservice industry. Who knew so many different ingredients could mix together so deliciously?
All of the classic flavors of Root Beer soda along with the smoothness of vanilla ice cream are combined to create the Root Beer Float Blended Crème Frappe! This flavor had an overwhelming response at Chicago Coffee Fest in June in 2012. Customers were asking for seconds, thirds and even fourths as well as requesting samples left and right.
This is sure to be a hit any time of the year with all customers! Request your FREE sample of Big Train’s Root Beer Float Blended Crème Frappe from your local distributor or call 800 Big Train (244-8724). Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for product updates and giveaways!
If you thought to yourself that pumpkin spice and cheesecake would make the ultimate combo, then look no further! The flavors of pumpkin spice and cheesecake combine for a flavorful, delicious and easy to make dessert in a glass. There’s no wrong time of year to enjoy this delicious cheesecake frappé recipe. Check out more information about Big Train’s New York style Cheesecake Frappé drink mix. Also, get more information about Big Train’s seasonal holiday drink mix products
Aaah…strawberry lemonade. Is there anything more delicious? Well, cheesecake is certainly a contender! Enjoy the best of both tasty treats with this Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecake Frappé recipe! The refreshing essence of strawberry lemonade pairs perfectly with the rich flavor of cheesecake, to tease and tantalize your taste buds. Get more information on Big Train’s Cheesecake Frappe base mix product. Enjoy your Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecake Frappé!