French Vanilla K-Cup Packs

Hot Vs. Iced Beverages

 

Now that it’s officially Spring, we must ask the question: do you switch from hot to iced?

Early in the morning, it’s hard enough to choose from all of our varieties we have to offer on greenmountaincoffee.com, but now that it’s getting warmer out, the bigger question is: to ice or not to ice?

Personally, I love a refreshing large glass of Green Mountain Coffee® Nantucket Blend® Iced Coffee K-Cup® Pack or French Vanilla Iced Coffee Vue® pack. The sweetness of the coffee, the coolness of the ice: what’s not to love? I feel completely awake and ready to go after one of those beverages! 

What’s even better is that we can really brew any of our favorite K-Cup® or Vue® packs over ice. Just fill a glass to the top with ice, brew your favorite Keurig Brewed® beverage on your smallest cup size setting, add a little more ice or cream at the end and Voilà! 

Don't get me wrong. There are definitely days when I just need my Celestial Seasonings® Decaf Green Tea or am craving a nice hot mug of Café Escapes® Café Mocha, to handle my chocolate fixation. But, for the most part, when spring and summer are just around the corner, so is my urge to lower that cup size setting and brew myself a tall glass of any Brewed® beverage, over ice! 

Do you have any favorites that you love to 'ice'? 

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Coconut Café

Now that it is almost Spring, we're dreaming of the tropics! Let's settle for a Coconut Café indulgence, instead.

 

Ingredients: 

1 tablespoon of cream of coconut (regular or low-fat)

1 French Vanilla Coffee K-Cup® or Vue® pack, brewed at 6-ounce setting

Milk or creamer

Sweetened whipped cream

1/2 teaspoon of toasted, shredded coconut

Directions:

Spoon cream of coconut into mug. Brew coffee into mug, add milk or creamer to taste, stir and combine. Garnish with whipped cream and toasted coconut.

To toast coconut: Add grated coconut to a small non-stick pan and heat over low heat for 2 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 1 Serving.

Happy brewing! 

 

 

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Barista Prima Caffe Rouge Coffee Recipe

Barista Prima Caffe Rouge Coffee Recipe

Bold French Roast.  Exotic vanilla.  Creamy ricotta. And fresh…beets?  Yes, the combination may sound odd, but when they win the Best Signature coffee drink award in the 2009 Italian Barista Championship you know there’s something to it.  The presentation alone is noteworthy - a striking fuchsia with a stunning bullseye – but the flavor – a balance of smoky Barista Prima Coffeehouse® French Roast, tart ricotta, and bright sweetness of the beets - makes this a favorite treat for coffee connoisseurs.  Make this recipe for your next brunch and see their eyes widen and their mouths ask for more.

 

Caffé Rouge

Serves 5

Ingredients

-       3.5 oz small red beets

-       Pinch of salt

-       1/2 cup heavy cream, divided

-       1 teaspoons confectioner’s sugar

-       1/8 teaspoon vanilla

-       4 oz (1/2 cup) ricotta cheese

-       3 tablespoons granulated sugar

-       1/4 cup milk

-       1 Barista Prima Coffeehouse® French Roast K-Cup® or Vue® pack

 

Directions

  1. Peel beets and trim ends. If using larger beets, cut into ¾" pieces. Place beets in a steamer and sprinkle lightly with just a pinch of salt.
  2. Steam beats over simmering water for 35-45 minutes, until very soft. Chill beets in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.
  3. To make Chantilly cream, combine 1/4 cup of cream, confectioner's sugar and vanilla in a small bowl. Whip until slightly thickened, but before any soft peaks form. Chill until ready to use.
  4. Combine cooked beets, ricotta cheese, granulated sugar, milk and remaining cream in a blender. Puree until completely smooth. The mixture should be easily pourable. Add more milk and cream in equal measure if mixture is too thick to pour.
  5. Set out 5 6oz glasses. Pour ¼ cup beet cream mixture in to each glass. Spoon in 2 tablespoons Chantilly cream in the center of each glass.
  6. Brew Barista Prima® French Roast into a glass measuring cup.
  7. Very slowly pour about 3 tablespoons coffee in the middle of each cream circle.
  8. Serve immediately.
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How Will You Handle The Temptation on National Blueberry Muffin Day?

Celebrate National Blueberry Muffine Day with Wild Mountain Blueberry Coffee

Tomorrow is a holiday dedicated to one of my favorite pastries: National Blueberry Muffin Day! The bad news is this holiday falls right in the middle of swimsuit season, where this treat just isn’t on my breakfast list. If you’re in my boat, we have to wonder: how do we avoid the inevitable temptations of tasty baked goods on this unique national holiday? The answer is simple: flavored coffee. Flavored coffees can satisfy your sweet tooth without the calorie worries, and I’m here to reveal some of my favorite flavors.

First, the classics: Hazelnut and French Vanilla are always delicious. These two flavors are simple and satisfying. Hazelnut, a personal favorite of mine from Green Mountain Coffee®, perfectly embodies the toasted, buttery, hazelnut flavors that everybody loves. French Vanilla is lusciously rich and smooth and captures the flavors of old-time creamy vanilla custard. To sweeten the deal, each K-Cup® pack is calorie-free and guilt-free, so these treats won’t interrupt your summer journey to wellness.

If you want to spice it up a little more, why not drink your favorite treat regret-free? Timothy’s® German Chocolate Cake coffee, Donut House® Cinnamon Roll coffee, Timothy’s® Cinnamon Pastry coffee, and  Donut House® Chocolate Glazed Donut coffee are all to die for! You might think you’re biting into a slice of German chocolate cake or a warm cinnamon roll, but really, you’re drinking a calorie-free and oh-so mouthwatering treat.

Finally, the most appropriate way to celebrate National Blueberry Muffin Day and be proud of your will power is to embrace Green Mountain Coffee® Wild Mountain Blueberry® coffee! You might think blueberry coffee sounds crazy, but after you try it, you’ll fall for the juicy, sweet, oh-so-slightly buttery aroma and the sun-kissed wild blueberry with a hint of caramel flavor. What better way to curb your craving for a blueberry muffin than with a hot cup of Wild Mountain Blueberry® coffee in the morning?

Flavored coffees are my hidden secret this summer. The taste of each flavor makes me feel like I’m eating the treat – no more cravings for me. So this summer, try one of these tasty coffee flavors and celebrate National Blueberry Muffin Day the right way. Branch out on this special day and try a wild flavor like Wild Mountain Blueberry® - who knows, it may be a new favorite.

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Velvety French Vanilla Coffee Gelato Recipe

Green Mountain Coffee French Vanilla Coffee Gelato

Velvety texture.  Rich flavor. This isn’t your every day ice cream. When we developed this lusciously smooth recipe, we were shooting for something sophisticated. More crème brulee than candy. A rich, custardy vanilla that’s deep, exotic, and geared for grownup tastes. Now you can enjoy this richly satisfying flavor in a homemade gelato, made with the striking vanilla taste from our beloved French Vanilla. 

French Vanilla Coffee Gelato

Ingredients

One Green Mountain Coffee® French Vanilla Iced Coffee K-Cup® or Vue® pack, brewed on 4 oz. setting
1/2 cup sugar
2 2/3 cup milk - 2% or whole is best
2/3 cup heavy cream

Directions

Brew K-Cup® or Vue® pack on 4 oz setting.

Add sugar and stir until dissolved.  Allow to cool.

Add milk and cream to cooled coffee mixture. Stir well.

Add mixture to ice cream maker. Prepare according to directions provided with ice cream maker.

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Creamy Vanilla Hazelnut Iced Coffee Recipe

 Some things just belong together: peanut butter and jelly, sugar and spice, Sting and Trudy, salt and pepper, Sweet and Creamy Nutty Hazelnut Iced Coffee and French Vanilla iced coffee….

 Trust me, that last pair needs to be added to this list as another perfect combination.

 Why?

As some of you already know, I love a good glass of Brew Over Ice coffee in the summer, and I’m always searching for new ways to drink it. It was a stroke of genius (or maybe just a mild heat stroke) that inspired me to combine two of my beloved icy brews into one fabulous summer indulgence: the Creamy Vanilla Hazelnut Iced Coffee.

 It’s simple to make, and even simpler to drink, and perfectly blends two of my favorite flavors, vanilla and Hazelnut. Here’s the easy recipe.

  1. Brew 2 K-Cup® packs of Sweet and Creamy Nutty Hazelnut Iced Coffee on the 6 oz. setting without ice into a mug (or cup) and then carefully pour the brew into a standard ice-cube tray (remember: it's hot).
  2. Place into the freezer and wait until the Sweet and Creamy Cubes are frozen.
  3. Take your frozen Sweet and Creamy cubes and put them in a 16 oz. plastic tumbler (as you would with normal ice cubes for any Brew Over Ice beverage), and place under your Keurig® brewer.
  4. Pop a Green Mountain Coffee® French Vanilla Iced Coffee K-Cup® pack into your brewer and brew at the 6 oz. setting, over the Sweet and Creamy Cubes. As the coffee brews, it will melt some of the Sweet and Creamy cubes, expertly blending the Hazelnut and French Vanilla flavors. Add simple syrup to taste.

 

http://www.greenmountaincoffee.com/Coffee/k-cup-donut-shop-sweet-creamy-hazelnut-iced-coffee

 

And that’s it! You have yourself a delightful Creamy Vanilla Hazelnut Iced Coffee! It’s easy, pretty, delicious… A perfect summer pairing!

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Refreshing Times Ahead with homemade French Vanilla Coffee Gelato

With summer now in full swing I must admit I have found myself struggling to keep my cool when it is 95 ̊degrees outside. Add to that 80-90% humidity and you have all the ingredients for a sweaty afternoon. This past weekend I developed a recipe of my own to add some refreshment to these seemingly endless days of heat of humidity. Drum roll please! Introducing the French Vanilla Coffee Gelato!  Please see the recipe below and let me know what you think! 

French Vanilla Coffee Gelato
 

1- Green Mountain Coffee® French Vanilla Iced Coffee K-Cup® pack on 4 oz. setting
1/2 C sugar
2 2/3 C milk - 2% or whole is best
2/3C heavy cream

  • Brew K-Cup® pack on 4 oz setting.
  • Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  • Measure out milk and cream and add cooled coffee to mixture. Mix well.
  • Add mixture to ice cream maker. Prepare according to directions provided with your ice cream maker.


Enjoy!

 

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Win a FREE Alaskan Cruise with Brew Over Ice

As the summer approaches, we want to help everyone stay cool. While a refreshing glass of French Vanilla Iced Coffee or Southern Sweet Perfect Iced Tea is a great way to start, we figured a FREE Alaskan cruise would really do the trick.


How it Works:

  • Visit www.BrewOverice.com/cruise and click “Enter the Giveaway”

  • Choose to either “Like” or “Follow” us and the Brew Over Ice crew on Facebook or Twitter

  • Fill out the giveaway form, submit it, and you’re in the running to win…


The Prizes:

  • An Alaskan cruise for 2 with roundtrip airfare

  • One of 100 Keurig® Single-Cup brewers

  • One of 1,000 4-ct sampler packs of Brew Over Ice K-Cup® beverages


A cool cruise awaits you!  Enter today!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) 18 years and older. Ends 8/31/11. To enter and for Official Rules, including odds, and prize descriptions, visit www.BrewOverIce.com/cruise. Void where prohibited.

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Top Ten Office Gifts of the Season

TOP TEN OFFICE GIFTS

#10 Small Revelation Travel Mug $2.95

We here at Business Coffee Express are often asked, "What is the best way to take my Green Mountain Coffee wakeboarding?" The answer is this cute little 12-oz. Revelation Travel Mug with a spill-proof, screw-on lid. It features a beautiful scene of the Vermont Green Mountains, and is the perfect size to grab and go whether you are free soloing, sky surfing, or even wakeboarding.  At this price you should buy one for everyone in the office!

#9 Logo Backpacker Thermos $19.95

The sleek, slender shape looks like you after the holidays, thanks to all the wakeboarding you've been doing! This compact, no-leak Thermos®, made by Nissan™ is so stylish it might just put mugs and tumblers out of style. Features an easy-to-open, spring loaded lid. Completely leak proof perfect for backpacks and travel. Double Insulation means your coffee stays hot for hours.

#8 Stoneware Logo Mug $14.95

Perfect for the boss who needs to be reminded on a daily basis that every office deserves great coffee! Each is individually hand-thrown by American master potters. Slight color and size variations showcase the unique properties of each one-of-a-kind mug. Solid and sizable, each of these mugs can stand on its own, but two make a nice pair.

#7 Bodum Milk Frother $19.95

The next time someone in your office tells you not to get worked up into such a lather, say "Why Not?" and show them this! This easy-to-use, battery-powered frother is perfect for foamy milk for your coffee without the hassle of an espresso machine. You will probably decide to keep it for yourself so buy two.

#6 Lake Champlain Chocolates Organic Truffles $22.95

Lake Champlain truffles— on the list because it's made in VT of course, and because they are the best Truffles I've ever had. Sorry Belgium, but cheer up, GMCR will probably never make a $25 raspberry beer aged in oak. Lake Champlain Chocolates has reached new heights with this collection of 15 all-natural, preservative-free truffles. Includes Ethiopian Coffee, Honey Fig, Ginger Lemon, Aztec, Mango, and Vanilla.

#5 Better World Gift Bag $59.95

Isn't dreaming of a better world what the Holidays are all about? Our exquisite chocolates, cocoa, coffees and tea help actually make it happen— plus they taste amazing. Includes 7 fabulous products contributing to a better world and a reusable shopping tote.

#4 Organic Breakfast Crate $37.95

Why a Crate? Because "Crate" just sounds cool, and who wouldn’t rather have a "crate" of something they love rather than just a box? Besides, it doubles as an "In" box. Filled with Fair Trade Organic coffee and Cocoa and Organic pancake mix and maple syrup, all from Vermont.

#3 K-Cup Ultimate Gift Basket $44.95

C'mon, "Ultimate" is right there in the name, of course it has to be in the top 10! The perfect gift if their office already enjoys a Keurig® Brewer. If not, get them one of those too! Our K-Cup Gift Basket gives you great coffee right away, and wonderful sustenance for the rest of the day. Includes 24 Green Mountain Coffee Sampler K-Cups.

#2 The Ultimate Office Gift Basket $49.95

Is it possible for two Green Mountain Coffee gifts to be called "Ultimate" at the same time? Yes, it's a holiday miracle! Packed full of delicious treats, and there’s more than enough to share. Brew up a pot of Breakfast Blend or French Roast while everyone in the office digs in to sweet granola, delicate shortbread, maple candy, or chocolate indulgences. It’ll be the most memorable Holiday coffee break ever!

#1 Keurig Office Pro Coffee Brewer $129.95

Not only the greatest invention in the history of humankind, but perhaps the greatest gift since frankincense and myrrh. (Gold is still hard to beat.) Even small offices deserve great coffee and the B145 Office Pro delivers. Designed for offices with 15 or fewer people, its small footprint makes it a perfect fit for conference rooms, board rooms and reception areas. Guaranteed to ward off office revolts, palace coups, passive-aggressive behavior and Monday sick days. They should rename it "Ultimate."

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Fair Trade Coffee Recipe: Our Sweet Blend

With Green Mountain Coffee Our Blend newly converted to be Fair Trade Certified™, it’s time to share a favorite recipe in honor of Fair Trade Month (and the dropping temperatures here in Vermont):

Our Sweet Blend


  • Brew a pot of Fair Trade Our Blend

  • Fill the mug ¾ with our hot coffee

  • Add a dollop of softened vanilla ice cream to the mug

  • Top with whipped cream and garnish with cinnamon


Our Sweet Blend – K-Cup pack


  • Into a large mug brew a K-Cup of Our Blend and a K-Cup of French Vanilla each brewed between 6- and 8-oz. (depending on your brewer model)

  • Add half & half and sugar to taste and stir

  • For a sweet treat top with whipped cream


Have another coffee recipe you want to share with our caffeinated crew?  Leave us a comment and we may share your recipe!

 

 

Happy (Fair) brewing!

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Employees Chill Out with our Brew Over Ice Coffees

As the summer goes on, it’s clear that the most valued employee on our Waterbury campus is our ice maker.  Since Brew Over Ice K-Cup® portion packs appeared in the break room during one of the hottest weeks this summer, that glorious device of frozen delight has been working overtime.

And for good reason: We need our iced coffee. When mid-afternoon rolls around (or even when it hits 10 a.m.), we jump at the thought of a chilly-drink that’s bold, fresh, and “ahh”-inspiring.  It’s just too good to turn down when it’s so simple to brew and tastes so good, just ask two enthusiastic members of our newly dubbed Green Mountain Coffee Tasters Guild:

First, French Vanilla Iced Coffee K-Cups® with a newly-energized, ready to “chilax” Caitlin from marketing.



Yes, we have ice! Afternoon energy lull be gone! With a tumbler full of French Vanilla Iced Coffee, I have the perfect exotic afternoon pick-me-up to get me through the rest of my day.



And what about Nantucket Blend® Iced Coffee K-Cups®? Lesley from B2B, our resident poet, thinks it’s totally tubular – like hanging ten in the office!


An Iced Nantucket in the middle of the day turns work into a getaway!



Now those are two brews you can get behind and brew directly over ice!  I sense a trip to the ice maker coming on…

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Fresh, Cool, Brewed: Introducing...Iced Coffee K-Cups!

Iced Coffee is considered by many a summertime staple, a necessity for squelching the heat and quenching your thirst.  Starting today you can beat the heat in the comfort of your own home, using your Keurig® brewer and our new Brew Over Ice K-Cup® portion packs, available in two new tantalizing varieties: Green Mountain Coffee Nantucket Blend® Iced Coffee and Green Mountain Coffee French Vanilla Iced Coffee.


Our iced coffees are specially blended to brew directly over ice.  Because coffee performs differently at different temperatures, we made adjustments to the recipes to achieve the perfect balance of flavor and refreshment. Brew Over Ice K-Cups also contain more coffee in each K-Cup, so you get strong, full flavor, even with the addition of cream or sugar.







And now, for these deliciously chilled brews:

Based on the hot version of one of our most popular blends, Nantucket Blend® Iced Coffee is specially roasted and blended to be brewed over ice. Wherever you brew it, Nantucket Blend Iced Coffee offers the relaxing taste experience of summer afternoons at the shore. The iced coffee version of Nantucket Blend is just as full, hearty, and complex as the original, but it’s not an identical twin. Consider it a close, colder cousin.

Our French Vanilla Iced Coffee captures the essence of exotic vanilla, and offers a sweet, round, and creamy body, too. This isn’t your every day vanilla. When we developed this lusciously smooth flavor, we were shooting for something sophisticated. More crème brulee than candy. A rich, custardy vanilla that’s deep, exotic, and geared for grownup tastes. Now you can enjoy this richly satisfying flavor as an iced coffee, brewed at the touch of a button.

In just a few minutes time, you can be enjoying a refreshing cup of iced coffee. All you do is follow these simple steps:



  1. Fill a tall (16 oz.) cup with ice and place under the brewer. (We suggest you avoid using glass, the hot liquid may cause glass to crack.)

  2. Place the K-Cup in brewer.

  3. Choose the brew setting (6 oz. or 8 oz.) and press “brew.”

  4. Add cream and sugar if desired, additional ice as needed, stir, and enjoy!



Go to www.IcedKCups.com to see just how easy it is! And for the perfect way to take your iced coffee on the go, be sure to pick up one of our new Brew Over Ice Tumblers.

[Lookout for two new additions to the Brew Over Ice family coming this summer!]

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