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Chill Your Menu

by Lani Peterson, Menu Application Specialist @ Kerry Group

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Iced beverages can deliver high profits and attract new customers, so they are an important part of a menu that most people overlook! As the season heats up, be sure you’re considering these menu musts.


Iced Beverages

What should you serve?

Making your favorite coffee beverages iced is a great place to start. You can also serve iced tea, lemonade & soda. These drinks are all relatively inexpensive to make – remember there is no milk or espresso. Adding flavors to these types of beverages is very trendy right now, yet does not add substantial cost and allows you to charge a more premium price.


Peach Arnold Palmer
Ice3/4 cup full
Fresh Brewed Black Tea, chilled4 oz
Premium Lemonade4 oz
DaVinci Gourmet Fruit Innovations Peach Syrup3 pumps (3/4 oz)




Strawberry Lemonade
Ice3/4 cup full Premium Lemonade8 oz DaVinci Gourmet® Fruit Innovations Strawberry Syrup3 pumps (3/4 oz)




Raspberry Tea
Ice3/4 cup full Fresh Brewed Black Tea, chilled8 oz DaVinci Gourmet® Fruit Innovations Raspberry Syrup4 pumps (1 oz)




It's common knowledge that any coffee drink you make hot can also be made cold - however, many people will not order unless they see it on your menu. So be sure to feature your iced drinks in their own menu category or clearly explain any drink can be served hot or cold. Serving classics like traditional iced coffee or iced lattes are good menu basics. Try also serving your signature coffee drinks over ice.

Making your favorite Signature drink iced is simple! Just remember a few tips:

What is trendy right now?

When it comes to flavor trends, exotic fruits are sticking around. However, they don’t tend to work well with coffee or dairy. This is where flavored non-coffee drinks are a big hit!

Here is a few delicious, simple ideas to make your cold beverage options stand out with these flavors:



Asian Citrus Iced Green Tea 16oz
Ice3/4 cup full Fresh Brewed Green Tea, chilled8 oz DaVinci Gourmet® Fruit Innovations Asian Citrus Syrup3 pumps (3/4 oz)




Sparking Mandarin Orange Iced Tea 16oz
Ice3/4 cup full Sparkling Water4 oz Fresh Brewed Black Tea, chilled4 oz DaVinci Gourmet® Fruit Innovations Mandarin Orange Syrup3 pumps (3/4 oz)



Tropical Tea Infusion 16oz
Ice3/4 cup full Premium Lemonade4 oz Fresh Brewed Black Tea, chilled4 oz DaVinci Gourmet® Fruit Innovations Tropical Syrup3 pumps (3/4 oz)




The new DaVinci Gourmet® Fruit Innovations syrup line offers these on trend flavors plus popular favorites like peach, pomegranate, raspberry and strawberry, all specifically made to work in cold applications.

For more recipes, visit www.DaVinciGourmet.com or www.BaristaProShop.com




Lani Peterson
Menu Applications Specialist
lani.peterson@kerry.com