Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

Dessert

Menu Trends > Dessert

1.Ch-ch-ch-churros

Restaurant brands are creating memorable versions of this craveable, dippable snack/dessert

7.Sweet Devotion

Restaurants that tap into the power of a well-loved brand will not only encourage more dessert transactions, but they can also charge more for them

15.Cereal Drama

Milk Bar in New York started the cereal milk craze a few years back. Now, operators are maximizing the emotional tie most diners have to cereal, then upping the game by featuring both the cereal milk and cereal in pancakes, cocktails, desserts and more.

17.Signature Flavor: Sundae Shift

Exploring the versatility of the avocado, this Sweet Avocado Surrender Sundae stars avocado-mango ice cream, Mexican hot chocolate sauce and chocolate-chipotle avocado doughnut holes.

18.Textural Play in Desserts

When it comes to desserts, dining consumers want to be surprised and delighted. Enter modern texture. In this age of complex flavor experiences, we’ve moved well beyond sprinkles and tuiles. Here are five examples of pitch-perfect textural play in modern desserts.

19.Sweet On Greek

Ousia offers its Donut Pikilia: Housemade sampler of Halva Mousse with hazelnut chocolate, Mastiha Yogurt Mousse with pistachio glaze, and Spiced Apple

RECIPES

Created by Chef Mary Grace Viado Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Created by Chef Mary Grace Viado Sponsor: Idaho Potato Commission
Created by Chef Mary Grace Viado
Sponsor: Tyson Foodservice

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