Thursday, 6 October 2016

Customers are caramel crazy. (And why you should be too!)

In 2012, we had our eye on caramel. It trended high and grew right into the #2 selling flavor behind mocha. Fast forward to now? It hasn’t slowed. It’s still one of the top flavors to have on your menu—along with chocolate and vanilla—and the best part is that it can be served a variety of ways.
Because of its versatility and years-long chart-topping status, we’re upgrading caramel from trend to staple.  Demand for the gooey, warm sweetness of caramel makes it a flavor that’s going to stay. It’s something to always have on the shelf no matter what customer demographic you serve. So if you don’t have it on your menu, it’s certainly time to add it. And if you do? Consider this contender for your shelf space, too: our  Caramel Crème Blended Crème mix.

It combines the flavors customers love with the versatility of caramel—it can be served blended, iced, or hot. This makes it a perfect permanent menu item that pleases the taste buds from January to December. So where   do you start? Our caramel base can be used to create a latte or frappe, and if you want the kick of coffee, you can simply add espresso to it.

Here’s a couple recipes to get started. They’re easy to make with a base that doesn’t take up much space, and the best part? They’re even easier to drink.

Caramel

Caramel Cinnamon Latte

  • 7 fl oz hot water
  • 43 cc scoop (3 tbsp) of Caramel Crème Blended Crème mix from Big Train®
  • Dash of cinnamon

Directions:

  • Heat the water and add the mix.
  • Top with whipped cream and that dash of cinnamon.
  • Consider serving over ice or blended with ice.

 

Graham Cracker Caramel Frappé

  • 4 fl oz (118 mL) of milk
  • 2 scoops (7 tbsp) of Caramel Crème Blended Crème mix.
  • 12 oz or 1.5 cups of ice
  • Crushed graham crackers (to taste)
  • Whipped cream
  • Butterscotch syrup

Directions:

  • Pour the milk and mix into a blender.
  • Add ice and crushed graham crackers.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Top with whipped cream.
  • Garnish with remaining crushed graham crackers and butterscotch syrup.

 

 

Want to see more delicious caramel products? We’ve got you covered here.