What’s Hot in Coffee Sweeteners?

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Not every customer wants to drink coffee unsweetened. Thankfully, there are many creative ways to add flavour and sweetness without overloading on sugar, syrups, and whipped cream. 

 

A cardamom macchiato cooler and a tropical macchiato

Have you considered these top tips? 

  • Steam milk before adding to coffee to enhance its natural sweetness. Pro tip: 60-65 degrees Celsius is the ideal temperature for creating perfect foam and preventing milk “skin” from forming.
  • Some common flavours are associated with sweetness. Dust the top of a drink with cocoa, cinnamon, or vanilla powder.
  • Infuse coffee with citrus peels or other fruits to intensify sweetness perception.
  • Use cold brew coffee, which tends to have less bitter notes.
  • It’s also a good idea to have sugar free syrups available should consumers want to sweeten to their preference. 
     

 

Cardamom Macchiato Cooler

Ingredients

  • 1 shot espresso
  • 65 ml cardamom-flavoured milk  
  • Ice cubes
  • Ground cardamom

Method

  1. Make cardamom-flavoured milk using the instructions on the next page.
  2. Place 2-4 ice cubes in a jug, pour the flavoured milk over it, and mix or froth for approximately 45 seconds until the milk has a smooth, silky texture and volume doubles.
  3. Place 4–6 ice cubes in a shaker and pour the espresso over it.  Shake until the shaker is covered with a frosty mist.
  4. Pour the cold espresso into a glass, using a strainer to hold back the ice cubes.
  5. Slowly pour the cold and flavoured milk froth over the beverage to create a new layer.
  6. Sprinkle ground cardamom on top for decoration.
  7. Enjoy!


Tropical Macchiato

Ingredients

  • 1 shot espresso
  • 50 ml milk
  • 100 ml hot water
  • 1 mandarin orange
  • ½ stalk lemon grass
  • Ice cubes

Method

  1. Make a lemon grass infusion using the instructions on the next page.
  2. Place 2–4 ice cubes in a measuring jug, pour the milk over them, and mix or froth for approximately 45 seconds until the milk has a smooth, silky texture and volume doubles.
  3. Cut two wedges from the orange and put them in a glass. Squeeze the rest of the orange, and keep the juice in a separate jug.
  4. Put 4–6 ice cubes in a shaker and pour the espresso, lemon grass infusion and mandarin juice over it. Shake until the shaker is covered with a frosty mist.
  5. Pour the cold coffee mixture into the glass, using a strainer to hold back the ice cubes and lemon-grass pieces.
  6. Slowly pour the cold milk froth over the beverage to create a new layer.
  7. Mix and enjoy!
     

 

Tell Me More

Berries, mint leaf and sauce next to a sorbert

Many consumers are looking to limit sugars in their diet and appreciate transparency. Why not help them out?

You can help by displaying front of pack nutrition information on menus, cups, wrappers, or other containers. In line with EU guidelines, nutrition information displayed must either state the energy value (kJ and kcal) alone or energy value (kJ and kcal) plus amounts (in grams) of fat, saturates, sugars and salt.

Those who are looking for the information will appreciate your support. It may help guide them to the menu choices that are right for them, or reassure them that their old favourites fall within their needs.

Contact us if you’d like more information on the work we’ve done to reduce sugar and calories in our products. 


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