KANSAS CITY — Sweet seasonal sippables and festive frozen treats are debuting on restaurant menus with the holidays on the horizon.
Starbucks is giving its cold brew coffee a holiday makeover with its new Spiced Sweet Cream Cold Brew Coffee. The beverage features Starbucks Nariño 70 Cold Brew coffee spiced with the flavors of cinnamon, anise, nutmeg and vanilla finished with a float of sweet cream.
“We know our customers are looking for even more options in cold coffee,” said Yoke Wong from Starbucks beverage development team. “Although we’ve offered iced and blended versions of our holiday espresso beverages before, this is our first time creating a cold coffee holiday beverage. The spices complement the cold brew and bring out the cocoa notes in the coffee. It’s a flavor reminiscent of the holiday season.”
Dunkin’ Donuts is debuting new drinks for the holiday season. The new Crème Brulée macchiatos, lattes and coffees feature the flavors of crème brulée with a caramelized sugar finish.
|Jeff Miller, executive chef and vice-president of product innovation for Dunkin’ Brands|
“The holiday season represents one of our favorite times as on-the-go people look to our festive beverages … to keep on running throughout the busy weeks ahead,” said Jeff Miller, executive chef and vice-president of product innovation for Dunkin’ Brands. “With our new Crème Brulée coffees … we look forward to creating daily moments of joy and bringing smiles to our guests as they celebrate this wonderful time of the year.”
Sonic Drive- In is expanding its line of Flavor Funnels with the new Holiday Pecan Pie Flavor Funnel. The sweet treat features ice cream, brown sugar flavor, pecans and shortbread pieces with a chocolate funnel in the middle.
|Scott Uehlein, vice-president of product innovation and development for Sonic|
“Our introduction of Flavor Funnels in August gave our guests more ways to customize their favorite Sonic Blast to create the ultimate dessert experience,” said Scott Uehlein, vice-president of product innovation and development for Sonic. “The holidays are the perfect time for a Sonic spin on pecan pie, which is our Holiday Pecan Pie Flavor Funnel. Adding the flavors of toasted pecans, pecan pie filling and buttery pie crust to a Sonic Blast with chocolate flavor funnel, we’ve put our own twist to a quintessential holiday favorite.”Click for a slideshow of new menu items.