In a culture where diners are seeking extremes, foodservice operations are serving more extravagant dishes and desserts that beg diners to share photos before digging in. In 2016, there’s no dessert more tempting than the extravagant milkshake.
Extreme milkshakes first gained popularity in Australia last summer, but by way of social media, the trend soon exploded around the world. Sugar lovers across the globe are going crazy about milkshakes that include enough mix-ins and toppings to crush your recommended sugar intake for a week.
Concoctions like the Brooklyn Blackout and the Churro Shake (pictured above) are drawing a crowd to Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer and go for $15 a pop. And they look amazing…but what if allergies or lifestyle choices don’t allow for such indulgence? Now you can bring the milkshake magic to your operation, even for those living with dietary restrictions.
Start with Frostline® Vanilla Shake Mix, or even Frostline Vanilla or Chocolate Soft Serve Mix as a base. All of our products are lactose-free and gluten-free, which automatically gives you an edge because you can serve more customers. Then, start piling on the toppings to create your leaning tower of sweets. Include classic favorites that are also lactose and gluten-free like fruit, nuts, marshmallows, gummy worms, coconut and more. You can even make or purchase sauces, like salted caramel or fresh strawberry, that serve the needs of even the most dessert-deprived.
Make sure your creations are not only palate-pleasing, but gorgeous as well. The more extreme the presentation, the more likely your customers are to share photos and brag about their experience.
Are you getting in on 2016’s coolest dessert trend? Share your best creations below.
New Frostline® Pumpkin Spice Soft Serve is becoming a fall favorite across the country. Its rich, complex flavor makes it perfect as a stand-alone treat, but it has some pretty sweet dessert applications too. Here are a few to get the pumpkin rolling:
PUMPKIN & CARAMEL TARTLETT
This take on the pumpkin pie combines rich and spicy with cool and creamy and is incredibly easy to create.
1 2” Graham cracker tart shell
1/4oz. Caramel syrup
3oz. Frostline Pumpkin Spice soft serve
1/8oz. Whip cream
Pumpkin pie spice
- Drizzle caramel syrup in the base of the tart shell.
- Dispense 3oz. Pumpkin Spice soft serve into the prepared tart shell.
- Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.
PUMPKIN SPICE MILKSHAKE
Nothing beats eating pumpkin treats, except perhaps drinking them. Follow the easy recipe below to make a delicious seasonal shake.
12oz. Frostline Pumpkin Spice soft serve
2 Tbsp. Whole Milk (or dairy free alternative)
2 Tbsp. Heath Toffee bits
1/2oz. Whipped Cream
- Place 12oz. Pumpkin Spice soft serve in a blender.
- Add milk and toffee bits and blend. Pour into a 16oz. glass.
- Garnish with whipped cream and drizzle with toffee syrup.
PUMPKIN SPICE COFFEE
Everyone’s familiar with the pumpkin beverage responsible for starting this pumpkin spice craze. Offer a sweet variation on the pumpkin spice latte, and top coffee with Pumpkin Spice Soft Serve.
4oz. Hot coffee
4oz. Frostline Pumpkin Spice soft serve.
- Place hot coffee in a 12oz. tumbler
- Place 2, # 16 scoops (4oz.) of Frostline Pumpkin Spice soft serve onto the coffee.
- Garnish with toffee flavored biscotti.
Pumpkin Spice Soft Serve is an LTO product that won’t be around for long. To get in on the Pumpkin Spice craze, visit our product catalog and contact us when you’re ready to order.