Top “New Year’s Resolution Friendly” Cafe Recipes

1. Sugar Free Iced White Chocolate Cream Latte
½ oz Sugar Free White Chocolate Syrup
½ oz Sugar Free French Vanilla Syrup
1 shot Espresso
8 oz Cold Milk

Fill a 12 oz glass ¾ full of ice. Add other ingredients. Mix well.

2. Sugar Free Faux French 75
1/2 oz DaVinci Gourmet Raspberry Sugar Free Syrup
Dash of Bitters
Squeeze of Lemon
5 oz Clear Diet Soda

To a highball or tall old-fashioned glass, add syrup, bitters and a squeeze of lemon. Fill with ice, and top off with soda. Stir well, and garnish with a twist of lemon.

3. Skinny Snowman Latte
1 oz Sugar Free White Chocolate Syrup
¾ oz Monin Almond Sugar Free Syrup
2 shots Espresso
8 oz Cold Milk

Combine Monin White Chocolate Sugar Free Syrup, Monin Almond Sugar Free Syrup and espresso in a cup. Stir while filling with steamed milk. Garnish with milk froth and slivered almonds.

4. Sugar Free Snowflake Steamer
1 oz DaVinci Gourmet Vanilla Sugar Free Syrup
9 oz Steamed Non-Fat Milk

Combine ingredients in a 12 oz cup. Mix well.

5. Skinny Blended Vanilla Freeze
1 scoop of Skinny Vanilla
4 oz Skim Milk or Water
12 oz Ice

Pour Skinny Vanilla, skim milk and ice into blender. Blend 30 seconds or until smooth.

6. Sugar Free English Toffee Steamer
1 oz Torani Sugar Free English Toffee Syrup
8 oz Nonfat Milk

Steam milk and Torani together. Pour heated flavored milk into a tall glass and a stir gently.

7. Low Sugar Cherry Cheese Pie
2 Tbsp. DaVinci Gourmet Cherry Syrup
2 Eight ounce packages fat-free cream cheese
2 Tbsp. fat-free ricotta cheese
1/2 cup Splenda granulated sweetener
1 pie crust
1 cup boiling water
1 packet unflavored gelatin

In a large bowl, soften cream cheese and add the ricotta. Beat until smooth with a mixer and set aside. In a smaller bowl add DaVinci Gourmet Vanilla and Cherry Sugar Free Syrups, Splenda, and gelatin. Add 1 cup of boiling water and stir until gelatin dissolves – about 5 minutes. Add gelatin mixture to the cheeses and beat with mixer until smooth. Pour into pie crust and refrigerate until firm – about two hours. Cover in fridge over night.

Tips to combat diet resolutions

One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is to lose weight. Visit a gym during January – it’s always packed during peak hours. Come back in February and some of the crowd is gone. Come back in March and it’s back to business as usual – the crowds and waits for equipment are gone.

Because some of the higher-margin beverages your business offers are indulgences, you will see people steering away from treating themselves. This temporary switch from a flavored latte with whipped cream to a regular drip coffee will negatively impact your bottom line, if you let it. Instead of seeing margins shrink for two months, market your business as the place to get a guilt-free reward!

Keep these concepts in mind and look to do more during what is considered a slower time for business:

-Sugar-free syrups & sauces. Many of the basic syrup flavors are available in sugar-free varieties. Pair that with no added whipped cream and skim milk, and you cut out much of the caloric content, along with the fat.

-Nutrient supplements. We carry workout-boosting nutrient supplements that are high margin and require very little overhead.

-“Lite” & “skinny” base mixes. Frappe options are available without added sugar, containing a lower calorie count, etc. Call (800) 835-5943 to see all your options!

Put up signage and point-of-sale material now. Make sure your customers know they can have other options, too.

Mike Adams
Stockton Graham & Co.

Don't lose customers to New Year's Resolutions

January = New Year’s Resolutions. The gyms are packed and your cafe can be too. Here’s a recipe for the customers who are currently watching their waistlines:

Skinny Snowman Latte (16 oz. serving)

1 oz. Monin Sugar Free White Chocolate syrup
3/4 oz. Monin Sugar Free Almond syrup
2 shots Espresso Midnight Lotus
skim milk

Combine syrup & espresso in a 16 oz. cup. Stir ingredients while adding steamed milk. Garnish with slivered almonds and serve.

Custom point-of-sale materials are available for this recipe and others through Stockton Graham and Monin. Call 800-835-5943 to add this to your next order.