KANSAS CITY — Restaurant brands are introducing frosty treats on wintertime menus.
The Gingerbread Milkshake at Red Robin blends soft-serve, milk, graham cracker crumbs and gingerbread flavor, topped with whipped cream, graham cracker crumbs and a gingerbread cookie. Häagen-Dazs is featuring peppermint bark ice cream in new menu items at Häagen-Dazs Shoppes nationwide. Frozen yogurt chain Yogurtland is introducing Sugar Plum Berry Tart, made with plum and Marion berries, according to the company. The new flavor joins returning White Chocolate Peppermint for a limited time.
“We’re embracing the spirit of the holidays with our new Sugar Plum Berry Tart, a delicious frozen yogurt that brings extra joy and magic this season,” said Brittany Knollmiller, senior marketing manager. “Along with our returning winter classic, White Chocolate Peppermint, we’re excited to offer our guests a taste of the holidays and special moments shared with loved ones enjoying our cheerful treats.”
A new holiday offering at New York City’s Serendipity3 restaurant is the Vegan Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, made with coconut cream, a “secret mix” of cocoa powders and powdered sugar, blended with ice and topped with coconut milk whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes.
Tapping into the frosty theme, Krispy Kreme’s Let It Snow collection includes the Poppy Penguin Doughnut filled with Original Kreme, the Snowman Smile Doughnut and the Snowy Sprinkle Doughnut.
“There’s nothing like the season’s first snow to say the holiday season is here,” said Dave Skena, chief marketing officer for Krispy Kreme. “This year, we’re tapping into the anticipation of wintry, holiday fun with our snowy holiday collection.”