The nights are getting lighter, and at Lincoln & York we are ready to get outdoors, enjoying some better weather and barista-made coffee. With the welcome news that many hospitality outlets will soon be serving customers once again, why not treat your customers to some new, spring-inspired iced coffee ideas? A recent report from Kantar references the enjoyable ritual that cold coffee has become for many home workers, who will no doubt enjoy venturing out to get their fix.

Iced coffee recipe ideas

Easter Iced Mocha

Just in time for Easter bank holiday weekend and lovely spring walks in the sunshine, what could be better than an Easter iced mocha to go? Start with chocolate or caramel syrup, top with ice. Pour over ½ cup of strong cold coffee such as Black Eye Cold Brew and ½ cup of milk. Stir or shake together. Top with whipped cream and decorate with smashed Easter egg.

Spring Decaf over Ice

Spring is a time for growth and renewal. For those customers on a pre-summer holiday, caffeine-free health kick, why not offer them a spring decaf iced coffee? Fill a glass with ice. Pour over room temperature decaffeinated coffee and allow the customer to add milk, cream, and sweetener to taste. 

Spring Flowers Iced Coffee

Coffee by its very nature contains floral notes. The lighter the roast, the more acidic, fruity and origin-based flavours you can taste. As a result, coffee works perfectly in a floral combination. Try experimenting with iced coffee and syrup flavours such as lavender and rose. Check out our flavour wheel for inspiration.

Something a little different…

Iced Coffee Cubes

Use a strong coffee to make your iced coffee cubes and serve alone with milk or cream. Iced coffee cubes are power packed for those customers who like an extra caffeine kick in their iced coffee. Also great for coffee-based cocktails! 

Cold Brew Coffee

The upward trend in cold coffee demand in the UK continues with large-scale chains such as Costa, Starbucks and Cafe Nero adding cold brew to their menus. It is healthy, tasty, versatile and easier to deliver than you might think. Lincoln & York’s award winning Black Eye Cold Brew is available in a 10L Vitop tap bag in a box or direct from the pump, and opens up convenient and practical avenues for the hospitality sector.

To serve, simply part fill a glass with ice and pour over. A dash of milk or cream will create a mesmerising swirl. 

Affogato

The Affogato originates in Italy and comes from the word “affogare”, meaning to drown. The Italians know a thing or two about coffee and ice cream, which makes the Affogato a fantastic combination. Hot espresso coffee simply poured over a scoop of high-quality vanilla ice cream or gelato and stirred. What’s not to love? For an indulgent dessert, make affogato at home: pour over a single measure of amaretto and top with whipped cream.

Re-opening

All the signs are good for a buoyant re-opening of the hospitality sector. If you want to try something new and offer your customers an exciting coffee experience on their return, contact the team at Lincoln & York and we can taste you through what we have been working on during the pandemic. 

Wishing you a happy Springtime and the very best for your re-opening events. 

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