Blended Iced Mocha Coffee Drink – a Big Summer Lure

Some things go hand-in-hand with summer: Sunburns, bikinis, outdoor fun and blended coffee drinks. This summer is no exception.

Here’s a fuss free way to enjoy a mocha blended iced at home. It can’t get any simpler than this. How simple? I just put everything in a blender and blend for a few seconds. I’m a lazy and shortcut cook. The taste is so good! And at least I get to enjoy mocha blended ice drink at a fraction of the coffee house price, in the comfort of my home and with minimal effort 🙂

Ingredients

(makes one glass)
1 Tbl of Caffe D’Vita Mocha Cappuccino mix –
6-8 ice cubesWhipped cream (optional)

Tools needed
a blender that can blend ice cubes

Directions
Just place everything in a blender and blend until the ice is nicely crushed to fine consistency. If you like, add whipped cream on top and dust cocoa powder over the whipped cream using a fine sieve.

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.
To contact us, simply click here or call us at 800-200-5005 x315.

Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for nearly 40 years.
Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Premium Base Mixes
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes
Caffe D’Vita Foodservice
800-200-5005 x315
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www.caffedvita.com/foodservice.htm

 

 

 

Enjoy a cup of Chai

Re-Discovered Chai Tea Latte

Last week I met my husband for lunch and I didn’t know what to order, but I did know pretty quickly what I wanted something great to drink. I’m diet soda free (with the exception of the calorie-free sparkling flavored water I get every once in a while). I’ve been trying to find drink that I like that isn’t soda, and one that I’ve re-discovered is Chai Tea Lattes. I’ve fallen in love with Caffe D’Vita Chai Tea Latte mix and have one maybe once or twice a week. Read more

Chocolate is Good For You

Chocolate is actually good for you!There’s a reason that chocolate inspires gotta-have-it cravings for so many of us, perhaps more than any other food: It’s good for you!

“It’s actually good for your heart and also good for your blood pressure,” says Valentine Yanchou Njike, MD, MPH, of the Yale Griffin Prevention Research Center, who has researched cocoa’s effect on blood vessel function. Researchers have also found that phytochemicals in cocoa, which is used to make chocolate, may improve blood vessel function, slow blood clotting, improve insulin resistance and have protective effects against cancer.  And even though the labels say chocolate contains saturated fat, it’s actually the kind of fat that has little effect on your cholesterol levels.

The bottom line is that you don’t have to beat yourself up for craving chocolate if you enjoy it in moderation.

Here are some tips for getting a guilt-free chocolate fix.
1. Choose wisely.
How about chocolate instead of potato chips? Yes, indeed! The darker the chocolate, the more phytochemicals it contains. Because you’re eating this for pleasure.

have what you like in moderation,
2. Get a liquid fix.
Hot cocoa is another way to enjoy chocolate. Make your own using one of Caffe D’Vita’s hot cocoa or sugar free hot cocoa.
3. Savor it.
If you really love chocolate, slow down, enjoy it and savor every sip.

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.

Caffe D’Vita’s Premium hot cocoa is low in fat, has no hydrogenated oils, no Trans fat and it gluten free. Unlike other supermarket versions, these mixes are dreamy rich and packed with everything that’s right and good about one of the world’s favorite foods.

True aficionados of chocolate will appreciate the incredibly complex flavor of this seductively rich, cocoa. Because of its premium cocoa and rich, velvety creamer you only have to use water to make it.

Those with a serious sweet tooth but watching their sugar intake will also love Caffe D’Vita’s premium sugar free hot cocoa.
Caffe D’Vita’s sugar free hot cocoa is a chocolaty-sweet sugar free version of our premium hot cocoa and is sweetened with Splenda®. Our sugar free hot cocoa mix is a surprisingly good alternative for those who need to reduce their sugar intake. Our sugar free hot cocoa uses the finest flavorings & ingredients and is the best instant sugar free hot cocoa available. It is has no hydrogenated oils, or Trans fats, and is gluten free!
To contact us, simply click here or call us at 800-200-5005 x315.

Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for nearly 40 years.
Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Premium Base Mixes
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice
800-200-5005 x315
[email protected]
www.caffedvita.com/foodservice.htm

 

 

 

 

Steamy Hot Cappuccino in the Morning

I love to drink a steamy hot cappuccino in the morning (or anytime, really!).

The best thing however is the taste, the cup where it all happens!

A warm cappuccino’s during the fall and winter months helps take the chill off on of cold winter days. When you think about it is there really anything better than warming up to a delicious Mocha Cappuccino?

Caffe D’ Vita is the premium beverage mix brand. We use the finest ingredients to produce premium cappuccino, blended ice coffee, hot cocoa, chai tea latte, and smoothie mixes.

Caffe D’Vita’s products have a long shelf life, are kosher, are quick to make, and can be used with either a blender or granita. The premium ingredients are guaranteed to produce accurate serving results every time.

Our unique customer service and promotional support is backed by nearly 40 years of experience in the premium beverage industry.
Try it – you’ll love it!”

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.

To contact us, simply click here or call us at 800-200-5005 x315.
Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup:
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Premium Base Mixes
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes
Caffe D’Vita Foodservice:
800-200-5005 x315
[email protected]
www.caffedvita.com/foodservice.htm

 

 

 

Smoothies – Not Just for Summer Anymore

Forgive me for this outrageously healthy sounding recipe, but it is a New Year, and therefore all New Year’s diet resolutions are still in force. I usually think of smoothies more as summertime desserts.

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with a different class of smoothies. Vegetable-based, just a little sweet, make them well suited for the season. Sometimes I throw in a little orange juice or a squirt of lemon, but otherwise I stick to local, seasonal ingredients. If you’d like to try making your own, here are some other healthy ingredients you might want to consider adding:

Kale or spinach, carrot, apple beet (roasted or raw), orange (peeled fruit or juice)
sweet potato (roasted), parsley, pineapple, celery, ginger, carrot.
Try to purchase locally when possible, it’s fresher.

Green Apple Smoothie
1 serving
5 minutes preparation time
1 tablespoon of Caffe D’Vita Vanilla Bean Classic Cream smoothie mix
1 apple (any local variety), quartered and cored
1 carrot
½ small bunch spinach (about 2 cups packed leaves and stems)
1 teaspoon honey
1 pinch ground cinnamon (optional)
3-4 ice cubes
¼ cup cold water

In a blender, combine Vanilla Bean Smoothie mix, apple, carrot, spinach, honey, cinnamon, (or whatever suites your fancy that day) with ice cubes and water. Puree until smooth. If needed, add more water to achieve desired consistency.

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.
To contact us, simply click here or call us at 800-200-5005 x315.

Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for nearly 40 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Premium Base Mixes
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice
800-200-5005 x315
[email protected]
www.caffedvita.com/foodservice.htm

 

 

 

 

It’s Chai Tea Latte Time of Year

This time of year I really get into Chai Tea Latte. It’s a great alternative to cappuccino and espresso and besides I just love the way it tastes.

CHAI, pronounced tshai, with a long “i” as in the word tie, is the actual word for TEA in many countries.

Chai tea is a rich and complex beverage that has been savored for centuries in many parts of the world. It has become extremely popular in the West as people are becoming exposed to it in coffee and tea houses and restaurants and elsewhere where beverages are sold.

In its most basic form, Chai is black tea that is brewed strong with a combination of spices and is diluted with milk and sugar. The spices vary usually consist of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, anise seedr and ginger. Chai tea is traditionally consumed hot and sweet. The sweetness is needed to bring out the full flavors of the spices.

Chai tea is wonderfully fragrant and soothing, but if you really want to kick back and indulge in a little “Arabian nights” I can only recommend: Chai Tea Latte or Chai Latte!

A Chai Latte is the spiced Chai tea mixed with milk that’s steamed. I love the soft foamy texture the steamed milk adds to the Chai.

For those times when you don’t want to make Chai tea from scratch, Caffe D’Vita Chai Tea Latte is a great alternative.

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.
To contact us, simply click here or call us at 800-200-5005 x315.

Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for nearly 40 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Premium Base Mixes
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice
800-200-5005 x315
[email protected]
www.caffedvita.com/foodservice.htm

 

 

 

 

Hot Cocoa Always Gets us Into the Valentine’s Day Spirit

Valentine’s Day was first associated with romantic love by Chaucer in the Middle Ages when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”).Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid.
Valentine’s Day is growing in popularity or the excuse it gives us all to express a little of our romantic side. And there’s no better way to say “I love you!” than through the time-honored gift of chocolate. Yes, cards are fine and so are flowers – but let’s face it, you can’t eat or drink them. The act of sharing a divine and chocolaty Caffe D’Vita Mocha Cappuccino with the one you love is surely part and parcel of the day’s enjoyment.

Choose any or all six of our chocolate favorites. Sip a cup of White Chocolate Cappuccino, Chocolate Chai, Hot Cocoa, Sugar Free Hot Cocoa, Cocoa Freeze Smoothie, or White Chocolate Raspberry Cappuccino, each one excites the imagination.

So let’s think chocolate this Valentine’s Day and you never know where it all might lead! Certainly, the golden age of romance is alive and well in the range of Valentine’s Day offerings from Caffe D’Vita.

Our chocolate selection is always correct for Valentine’s Day and is perfect for all who are hopelessly head over heels in love. Customer Service and Premium Ingredients remain our greatest priorities as we continue to develop new and exciting products.

Please shop the website for a complete listing of products available to you…our valued customer.

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.

To contact us, simply click here or call us at 800-200-5005 x315. Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for almost 40 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino
Mix Fruit Cream Smoothies
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes
Caffe D’Vita Foodservice 800-200-5005 x315 [email protected] www.caffedvita.com/foodservice.htm

 

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.
To contact us, simply click here or call us at 800-200-5005 x315.

Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for over 40 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Premium Base Mixes
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice
800-200-5005 x315
[email protected]
www.caffedvita.com/foodservice.htm

 

 

 

 

Your Holiday Guests Will Praise Your Festive Cappuccino Drinks

As Christmas approaches our senses pick up on so many wonderful sensations of the holiday season. We feel the cold air coming in, we see the leaves and snow falling, and then there are the smells and tastes!

Caffe D’Vita’s Cappuccino mixes will have your holiday guests praising your efforts, while you’ll be mentally patting yourself on the back for creating such great and simple party drinks, follow the easy directions, add a stick and cinnamon and you’re good to go.

So ho ho ho and yum, yum, yum enjoy the sweetness of the Holidays with Caffe D’Vita’s instant cappuccino mixes and instant hot chocolate mixes. Try Cinnamon Mocha, Pumpkin Spice, Mint Mocha, White Chocolate, English Toffee, Peppermint Mocha or our Sugar Free Mocha or Sugar Free French Vanilla just to name a few.

Caffe D’Vita’s products have a long shelf life, are kosher, are quick to make, and can be made hot or cold and with either a blender or granita machine. The premium ingredients are guaranteed to produce accurate serving results every time. Our unique customer service and promotional support is backed by over 38 years of experience in the premium beverage industry.

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.

To contact us, simply click here or call us at 800-200-5005 x315.
Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for over 39 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Premium Base Mixes
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice
800-200-5005 x315
[email protected]
www.caffedvita.com/foodservice.htm

 

 

A Refreshing Green Smoothie Perfect for a Hot Summer Day

I love watermelon and it’s one of my favorite summer fruits. Watermelon contains 0.7 milligrams of iron in just two cups. It’s also a great source of vitamin C with 28% Daily Value in two cups. It’s hydrating as well.

Watermelon is perfectly okay to use in a green smoothie. The idea that watermelon must always be eaten on its own and never mixed is obviously not the case.

I really like adding parsley to smoothies as it is also a great source of iron. One cup of parsley contains 3.7 milligrams of iron providing up to 10% DV of iron for a vegan/vegetarian woman or almost 50% for an omnivore male.

I used frozen strawberries to make my smoothie a little colder, but you can use fresh if you prefer. If it is a particularly hot summer day, a frozen strawberry and watermelon smoothie is “heaven-sent”. Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C with 94% DV in just one cup!

With just 160 calories in this recipe, you can enjoy it as an afternoon refreshment, or before a meal.

Refreshing Watermelon-Mint Green Smoothie Recipe with Parsley

2 cups watermelon
11 fresh mint leaves
1 cup whole fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup fresh Italian (flat leaf) parsley
¼ cup Caffe D’Vita Vanilla Base Smoothie Mix

Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.

This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamins B1 – B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium.

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.

To contact us, simply click here or call us at 800-200-5005 x315.
Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for over 39 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes
Caffe D’Vita Foodservice
800-200-5005 x315
[email protected]
www.caffedvita.com/foodservice.htm

 

 

 

 

Five Tips to Enjoying Frozen Drinks and Avoiding Calorie Land Mines

On the warmest days, nothing beats the heat like an icy beverage. It’s OK to indulge in the occasional frozen treat, and it’s possible to revel in them on a more regular basis, especially if you don’t mind a little sugar. For those looking for sugar free drinks try Caffe D’Vita’s sugar free mixes. Using Splenda®, our products are made without sugar, and are low in calories and have the same great taste without compromising flavor.

SMOOTHIES

Made with real fruit, smoothies can have some redeeming value, but serving size is important. The bigger you make your smoothie, the more calories. On the warmest days, nothing beats the heat like an icy beverage, but moderation is the key. It’s OK to indulge in the occasional frozen treat, and it’s possible to revel in them on a more regular basis. But, watch your portion size.

Tips to keeping it healthy

1• Pay attention to serving size.

2• Read the ingredients. Code words to avoid: whipped cream, creamy and drizzled.

3• Don’t make it a daily habit. If you are going for a full-calorie splurge, make it an occasional indulgence of no more than once a week.

4• Make it yourself to better control what you are consuming. Turn your smoothie craving into a healthy way to eat by making smoothies at home with seasonal fruit and ice. Consider adding nonfat yogurt, and if you are feeling adventurous, add spinach or kale to the blender to pump up the nutrients.

5• Beware of mixed adult beverages. An average margarita has just under 400 calories, pina coladas even more. Try a lower-calorie beverage by combining equal parts wine and club soda for just 80 calories and half the alcohol of a glass of wine.

Customer Service and Premium Ingredients remain our greatest priorities as we continue to develop new and exciting products. Please shop the website for a complete listing of products available to you…our valued customer.

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.

To contact us, simply click here or call us at 800-200-5005 x315.
Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for over 39 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes
Caffe D’Vita Foodservice
800-200-5005 x315
[email protected]
www.caffedvita.com/foodservice.htm