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NutriPro The Sweet Side of Sugar Reduction - What's hot in coffee sweeteners

Friday, May 4, 2018

Not every customer wants to drink coffee black. Thankfully, there are many creative ways to add flavour and sweetness without overloading on sugar, syrups, and whipped cream.

  • Steam milk before adding to coffee to enhance its natural sweetness. Pro tip: 60-65 degrees Celsius is the ideal temperature for creating perfect foam and preventing milk “skin” from forming.
  • Some common flavours are associated with sweetness. Dust the top of a drink with cocoa, cinnamon, or vanilla powder.
  • Try using filtered water to limit minerals, which can taste bitter and minimise sweetness.
  • Use cold brew coffee, which tends to have less bitter notes.
  • Infuse cold brew coffee with citrus peels or other fruits to intensify sweetness perception.

CARDAMOM  MACCHIATO COOLER

Ingredients

  • 1 shot espresso
  • 65 ml cardamom-flavoured milk Ice cubes
  • Cardamom powder

Directions

  1. Make cardamom-flavoured milk using the instructions on the next page.
  2. Place 2-4 ice cubes in a jug, pour the flavoured milk over it, and mix or froth for approximately 45 seconds until the milk has a smooth, silky texture and volume doubles.
  3. Place 4–6 ice cubes in a shaker and pour the espresso over it.  Shake until the shaker is covered with a frosty mist.
  4. Pour the cold espresso into a glass, using a strainer to hold back the ice cubes.
  5. Slowly pour the cold and flavoured milk froth over the beverage to create a new layer.
  6. Sprinkle cardamom powder on top for decoration.
  7. Enjoy!

TROPICAL MACCHIATO

Ingredients

  • 1 shot espresso
  • 50 ml milk
  • 100 ml hot water
  • 1 mandarin orange
  • ½ stalk lemon grass  
  • 1 teaspoon honey 
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Make a lemon grass infusion using the instructions on the next page.
  2. Place 2–4 ice cubes in a measuring jug, pour the milk over them, and mix or froth for approximately 45 seconds until the milk has a smooth, silky texture and volume doubles.
  3. Cut two wedges from the orange and put them in a glass. Squeeze the rest of the orange, and keep the juice in a separate jug.
  4. Put 4–6 ice cubes in a shaker and pour the espresso, lemon- grass infusion and mandarin juice over it. Shake until the shaker is covered with a frosty mist.
  5. Pour the cold coffee mixture into the glass, using a strainer to hold back the ice cubes and lemon-grass pieces.
  6. Slowly pour the cold milk froth over the beverage to create a new layer.
  7. Mix & enjoy!

References 

  1. Johnson and Clydesdale, 1982