Slideshow: New menu items from Starbucks, IHOP, Burger King

by Rebekah Schouten
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KANSAS CITY — Fruity flavors are flourishing on menus as restaurants debut new sweet offerings to celebrate the spring season.

Starbucks is serving three new beverages featuring fruit. The new Toasted Coconut Cold Brew contains coconut milk and toasted coconut syrup, the Pink Drink features the flavors of strawberry, acai, passion fruit and coconut milk, and the Unicorn Frappuccino is made with mango syrup.

Fruit is the featured ingredient in IHOP’s new Spring Fling Pancakes line, which includes Blackberry Cheesecake Pancakes, Strawberry and Cream Pancakes and Sweet Peach Praline Pancakes.

Nevielle Panthaky, IHOP
Chef Nevielle Panthaky, vice-president, culinary, at IHOP

“In creating the latest dishes for our new spring menu, we were inspired by the feeling that comes from throwing open the windows for the first time after winter and breathing in fresh, crisp air,” said Chef Nevielle Panthaky, vice-president, culinary, at IHOP. “The ingredients used in our Spring Fling Pancake recipes — juicy fruits bursting with sweetness, vanilla bean, real cream and buttered pecans — dance on your tongue and create this really beautiful combination of tastes and textures when paired with IHOP’s signature buttermilk pancakes.”

Sweet fruity cereal is the star of Burger King’s new milkshake. The Froot Loops Shake features a blend of vanilla-flavored soft serve, sweet sauce and Froot Loops cereal pieces.

Jamba Juice is introducing Chia Pudding Bowls filled with fruit. The Passion Turmeric Chia Pudding Bowl features strawberries, mangos, passionfruit mango juice, chia seeds, a coconut base, shredded coconut and ground turmeric. The Berry Berry Coconut Chia Pudding Bowl variety features strawberries, blueberries, almond milk, a coconut base, chia seeds and shredded coconut.

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