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Soda Fountain Inspired Shakes: Re-creating a Time Honored Tradition

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Caramel Milkshake_0Do you ever reminisce back to a slower time, before all the hustle and bustle became normal? Chances are that many of your customers do, too. Some of your more mature guests may recall times sitting at the local soda fountain or malt shop with friends, spending the afternoon sipping on a hand-crafted shake. These shops were a fixture on Main Street throughout America. As many of them are closing to make way for the mega pharmacy and cookie cutter national brand stores, their passing allows for your shop to become the new go-to place to create memories and experiences. As a shop owner, you have the ability to create a homey, small town atmosphere through the exceptional service and products you’re serving.

Today in a world of global brands and global mass culture, you can share a similar experience with customers of all ages by providing a soda fountain inspired menu. A simple, yet indulgent drink offering can be added to your menu using products you already carry. You will need ice, choice of syrup and a base, such as Torani Real Cream. We can provide you with recipes, POS materials and ideas from our own experiences as shop owners and operators.

You can use feature flavors that can transport you back in time like a Root Beer Float or Orange Cream, which will invite customers to take a seat and enjoy an afternoon treat. Along with these traditional flavors, you can create something a little more exotic such as a Magnificent Mango, Pomegranate Cherry or Blue Raspberry Swirl. The flavor combinations are limitless and can be hand-crafted to satisfy any customer’s taste buds. There are virtually no limits to the world of flavors and memories you can create with a few simple ingredients and your imagination!

For more ideas and recipes call our Customer Service Representatives at (866) 849-1682! 

16oz Basic Frappe Recipe
2 cups of ice
5 oz. Torani Real Cream Frappe Base
1 oz. of Torani sauce or syrup

Fill blender with ice and add Frappe Base.  Add syrup or sauce.  Blend until smooth. Pour into drink cup, garnish and serve.

16oz Orange Dream
2 cups of ice
5 oz. of Torani Real Cream Frappe Base
1 oz. of Torani Dairy Friendly Orange

Fill blender with ice and add Frappe Base.  Add syrup or sauce.  Blend until smooth. Pour into drink cup, garnish and serve.

16oz Blue Raspberry Swirl
2 cups of ice
5 oz. of Torani Real Cream Frappe Base
1 oz. of Torani Blue Raspberry syrup

Fill blender with ice and add Frappe Base.  Add syrup or sauce.  Blend until smooth. Pour into drink cup, garnish and serve.

Helpful Tip: You make need to add ½ to 1 oz. of milk to create the right consistency depending on your ice.

Matcha Mint Recipes From Dr. Smoothie Just in Time For St. Paddy’s Day!

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

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Looking for some fun new green drinks to introduce this St. Paddy’s Day? Serve up some Cafe Essentials Matcha Mint Chip from Dr. Smoothie as a frappe, iced drink, or hot drink. This rich dairy-creamy mint chip taste leaves wonderful little surprises at the bottom of the cup – give your customers the luck of the Irish with nice pieces of chocolate to enjoy as a final reward! Place your order today by calling (866) 849-1682.

MATCHA MINT CHIP FRAPPÉ
Yield – 16 oz finished beverage

Add the ingredients in the order listed above and blend.
Taste Profile – Creamy mint with little bits of chocolate chips.
Option – For more of a milkshake profile, use milk instead of water.

ICED MATCHA MINT CHIP
Yield – 16 oz finished beverage

Pour beverage mix into hot water and stir thoroughly. Pour contents over 16 – 18 oz cup full of ice. Pour in cold milk and stir contents until completely chilled.
Taste Profile – Refreshing mint with bits of chocolate.

MINT CHIP MOCHA (HOT)
Yield – 12 oz finished beverage

Combine espresso and steamed milk in a serving cup, creating a latté. Add powdered beverage mix into hot latté base and stir thoroughly.
Taste Profile – Creamy latté, with mint and chocolate tones.
Option – Top beverage with whipped cream and drizzled chocolate syrup, or even chocolate sprinkles.

For more St. Patricks Day drink ideas and specials, call (866) 849-1682 to talk with our customer service representatives!