Capture the magic of the season with festive, favorite desserts.
At its brightest your holiday dessert menu is a beacon of traditional, seasonal holiday flavors, enticing diners with familiar, well-loved favorites. But well-loved shouldn't mean well worn: Menu innovation finds its way here through creative, memorable combinations of those holiday favorites. "Holidays are about traditions and there's nothing more traditional than the foods we eat," says Darren Tristano, executive vice president, Technomic Information Services. "And when it comes to holiday desserts, consumers are very traditional. They look for peppermint, gingerbread, eggnog—all the flavors of the holidays."
The chefs at the Kraft Culinary Centre have taken those instantly recognizable, warm-fuzzy flavors and infused them into brand-new holiday desserts. Their recipe development focused on satisfying your holiday dessert-menu needs without taxing your kitchen crew with intricate dessert builds. After all, it is not only the most wonderful time of the year, but also one of our industry's busiest times of the year.
Peppermint Menu Sightings
White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake
—White chocolate/ peppermint-infused cupcake topped with a candy-cane striped white chocolate-buttercream frosting Georgetown Cupcake
Peppermint Chocolate Parfait
—Chocolate cake layered with peppermint candy, chocolate pudding, peppermint syrup and topped with whipped cream Jacob Wirth Restaurant
Warm Chocolate Cupcake
—Warm center, dark chocolate fudge cupcake topped with mint whipped cream and served with peppermint ice cream The Vintage Steakhouse
Candy Cane Cheesecake
—Served with chocolate sauce and peppermint bark Onesto Pizza
A 400 lb. drum of mint oil can flavor 20 million mint candies.
Of all the mint oil produced, 55% goes into toothpaste, 30% into chewing gum, 10% into candy and 5% into other products.
¹ The Idaho Mint Commission and Mint Growers Association