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Chill out with shaved ice, craft cocktails with low or no alcohol, creamy cooling creations inspired by subtropical destinations and veggie goodness ice pops and slushies
McCormick & Company, Inc.’s Flavour Forecast, which spotlights fresh flavour insights and inspiration from around the globe, today announced its latest trend, “Refresh. Replenish. Rehydrate.,” which is all about exploring icy treats crafted with creative deliciousness.
Seeking reprieve from both sun and spice, the Flavour Forecast team has been on the hunt for refreshing new ways to hydrate, replenish and beat the heat. Move over classic summertime coolers like lemonade and slushies, it’s time to try a grapefruit basil shaved ice mocktail, blackberry sweet potato ice pop, buttermilk masala chaas drink and frozen kaffir lime pie.
“Our latest Flavour Forecast trend reinvents traditional cooling treats to meet everyone’s increased craving for bold flavour experiences,” said McCormick Executive Chef, Kevan Vetter. “A chilli-spiced watermelon rosé granita and a blueberry vanilla calamansi (Philippine Lime) juice shaved ice are innovative ideas to meet growing online searches for mocktails and non-alcoholic cocktails.”
The Flavour Forecast trend of “Refresh. Replenish. Rehydrate.” zoned in on three focus areas:
1. Craft Cocktails on the Lighter Side: Give your craft cocktails the big chill and enjoy shaved ice drinks with all the flavour and experience, served up low or no-alcohol style. Bold, concentrated flavours from fresh fruit syrups, bitters, sours and spices guarantee they won’t get diluted as the ice melts. Sip, slurp, spoon and repeat
2. Nourishing Treats: Indulge yourself with sweet and savoury pops, slushies and mousse that spotlight the goodness of veggies with delectable taste from ingredients like mint, dill, ginger, cinnamon, blackberries and pineapple. They’ll leave you feeling cooled, energized and ready for whatever the hot days bring your way
3. A New Creamy Cool: Move over milkshakes. There are some new creamy creations in town inspired by subtropical regions like India and Thailand. Meet the buttermilk masala chaas drink, frozen kaffir lime pie and mango lassi bites with coconut cream. Featuring both dairy and plant-based ingredients, they’re the coolest delights around.
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