Peppermint Mocha and Peppermint Hot Chocolate from McDonald's USA can be prepared with whole or nonfat milk. The beverages are sold in 12-ounce, 16-ounce and 20-ounce servings.
As surely as leaves change colors in autumn, dairy flavors change for the upcoming holidays. Limited-edition eggnog, peppermint and chocolate dairy products are now on retailers' shelves and restaurateurs' menus.
Talenti Gelato e Sorbetto, Dallas, launched Old World Eggnog gelato this week. It is available in stores and online. The non-alcoholic treat is made with fresh egg yolks, pure vanilla extract and nutmeg. www.TalentiGelato.com.
McDonald's USA, Oak Brook, Ill., added milk-based Peppermint Mocha and Peppermint Hot Chocolate to its menu this week. The drinks are the first specialty seasonal beverages in the McCafe brand. They are available through Jan. 2, 2012. Peppermint Mocha is made with steamed milk, espresso and peppermint-flavored dark chocolate. The drink is topped with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. Diners can order the mocha and hot chocolate beverages in whole or nonfat milk. The whipped cream topping is optional. The beverages are sold in 12-ounce, 16-ounce and 20-ounce servings. www.mcdonalds.com.
Ruggles Limited Edition Hot Chocolate premium ice cream is available through mid-February, said Dairy Enterprises Inc., Orrville, Ohio. The seasonal specialty consists of chocolate ice cream swirled with marshmallow and chocolate chunks. The ice cream is sold in 1.75-quart containers. Smith Dairy Products Co.manufactures products marketed by Dairy Enterprises.