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Ice Cream Tips and Trends for 2020Posted on 16/03/2020
It’s that time of the year to think about sunnier days.
( … as if you needed any)
Sunshine and Sprinkles – Ice Cream Trends for 2020
A continuation of pastel – especially turquoise, aqua and mint – colour palettes and themes for both cups and scoops. These complement crimson, scarlet and red-orange combinations for contrast.
Á la carte toppings and floral-style rolled ice cream trimmings, indulgent ingredients and flavours add to the progression of the artisanal movement. High-end sorbets and shave ice trends continue. Many mainstream ice cream sellers are following the top-end Gelaterias by upping their game with more than than just a few added marshmallows or sprinkles for contrasting mouthfeel and aesthetics. Brûlée and dry ice can still be seen at the cutting edge parlours.
Customers see sustainability as a must-have – not a nice-to-have. So recycled napkins, wooden or biodegradable spoons and alternative-coating cups such as ‘Bio’ compostable cups or certified recyclable paper cups are pretty much compulsory.
Antique and nostalgia-influenced fonts and both US Dairy Parlour and British ice cream van retro branding styles are big right now.
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