Upper Midwest Gourmet

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Upper Midwest Gourmet is a one-stop, wholesale distributor of specialty food service ingredients, Flamenco fair trade organic coffee, Italian gelato ingredients and equipment, hundreds of other gourmet beverages and foods, café equipment and machines, and environmentally-conscious supplies like cups, napkins, and eco-sleeves.

Upper Midwest Gourmet

1901 Traffic St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

Office: (612)728-7208 / Fax: (612)728-7227 / E-mail: info@uppermidwestgourmet.com

Hours: Monday-Thursday 7am-5pm / Friday 9am-1pm / Saturday & Sunday Closed (Central Time)

See About Us for more. Our UMG Blog starts below. Thank you.

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July 8th, 2014

Have fun this Summer

Let’s get Creative!

Fun Summer Recipes

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Decided to make a few Italian sodas for myself, using MONIN strawberry & blueberry syrup.
I also added a splash of DaVinci Gourmet Fruit Innovations, Lemonade to the strawberry! Delicious!!

Have fun this Summer, try a new drink (or two) & treat your customers to a sweet, fruity Italian soda!!

 

 

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April 28th, 2014

We got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day!

Bring Spring In!

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Cheer up you customers rainy day blues with bright & fruity,

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Just add a pump or 2 of your favorite syrup to iced soda water, sit back and enjoy!

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Lots of recipes &  garnishes. Have fun! Ask for customers for their favorite flavor combinations! Have an Italian Soda of the day!

Check out

Torani

 for a recipe ideas!

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April 15th, 2014

Modern Oats Pancake Recipe

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Check out mouth watering recipes at:

http://modernoats.com/recipes/

Modern Oat Pancakes

We are proud to sell the entire line of Modern Oats

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March 11th, 2014

Matcha Time!

It’s the perfect time of year to introduce

Matcha Green Tea

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A Beautiful “Spring” Green

 A light taste that will flow right into Summer time.

Try as a hot or iced latte & as a refreshing blended frappe.

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We offer Matcha from these brands:

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February 20th, 2014

Monin’s Iced & Spice Irish Latte

Monin Gourmet Flavorings

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Try Monin‘s Iced & Spiced Irish Latte

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(16 Oz iced serving)

1 pump Irish Cream

1 pump Spiced Brown Sugar

1 Double shot espresso

12 Oz Milk

Top  with whipped cream & a sprinkle of brown sugar (optional) 

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February 19th, 2014

The Luck of the Irish

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

With a New Seasonal Drink Special!

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Add a pump of Torani Creme De Menthe to your Classic Mocha

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

 Pot O’ Gold Café Breve  

(For a 12oz serving)

½ pump Amoretti Crème Di Pistachio

½ pump Amoretti French Vanilla

1 double shot espresso

8 Oz. Half & Half

Top with whipped cream & a drizzle of caramel sauce

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Nutty Irish Man Latte

(For a 12oz serving)

1 pump Amoretti Hazelnut

1 pump Amoretti Irish Cream

1 double shot espresso

8oz milk

Top with whipped cream & a light dusting of nutmeg (optional)

 

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January 30th, 2014

Valentine’s Day is February 14th!

Valentine’s Day Recipes

 

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Lattes

Red Hot Latte

1 oz. Vanilla syrup

½ oz. Cinnamon syrup
8 oz. milk
1-2 shots espresso
Garnish with cinnamon red hot candies

Sweet Nothings Latte

1 oz. Sugar Free Vanilla syrup
½ oz. Sugar Free Hazelnut syrup
8 oz. milk
1-2 shots espresso

In The Name Of Love Latte

1 oz. Vanilla syrup
¼ oz. Hazelnut syrup
¼ oz. Caramel syrup
8 oz. milk
1-2 shots espresso
Top with Conversation Hearts

Baby Kisses Latte

1 oz. English Toffee syrup
½ oz. Vanilla syrup
8 oz. milk
1-2 shots espresso
Garnish with chocolate chips

Mochas

Chocolate Covered Cherry Mocha

1 oz. Chocolate sauce
¼ oz. Cherry syrup
8 oz. milk
1-2 shots espresso

Besa Me Mocha

1 oz. White Chocolate sauce
¼ oz.  Raspberry syrup
¼ oz.  Hazelnut syrup
8 oz. milk
1-2 shots espresso

Hot Stuff Mocha

½ oz. Chocolate sauce
½ oz. Cinnamon syrup
8 oz. milk
1-2 shots espresso

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Chai

Be Mine Chai

¾ oz.Vanilla syrup
¼ oz.  Caramel syrup
8 oz. chai concentrate (prepared according to directions)

Sweetie-Pie Chai

¾ oz. English Toffee syrup
8 oz. chai concentrate (prepared according to directions)

Hot Cha-Chai

¾ oz.  Cinnamon syrup
8 oz. chai concentrate (prepared according to directions)

Hot Chocolates

Hotty Chocolatty

½ oz. Chocolate  sauce
½ oz. Vanilla syrup
¼ oz. Cinnamon syrup
8 oz. milk
Garnish with cinnamon flavored whipped cream

King of Hearts Hot Chocolate

½ oz.  Chocolate sauce
½ oz.  Almond syrup
¼ oz. Raspberry syrup
8 oz. milk

Garnish Ideas

Flavored Whipped Cream

1-2 oz. flavor syrup
1 pint heavy whipping cream
Try Caramel, Raspberry, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Almond, Peppermint or choose your own favorite

January 14th, 2014

A Romantic Valentine’s Day Recipe

Lavender White Mocha

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Ingredients

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Amoretti Syrups Lavender Syrup 1/2 Oz.

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Oz.  Milk

2 Shots Espresso

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Whipped Cream (Optional)

Lavender Sugar (Optional)

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January 9th, 2014

Get ready for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day just got a lot Sweeter 

with

Red Velvet 

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From

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and

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Valentine’s Day is only a month away!

Introduce a delicious Red Velvet drink to your menu as a Blended or HOT choice! 

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December 10th, 2013

Wonderfully Warming Winter Recipe

From

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 London Fog Drink Recipe

Ingredients

1 bag Two Leaves Organic Earl Grey Tea
16 oz steamed milk
2 pumps Amoretti Premium French Vanilla Syrup

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Many tea drinkers may think that the London Fog is a “classic” drink recipe, decades – or even centuries – old. However, they’d be wrong. The London Fog is believed to have originated in Vancouver in 2006.

This “classic” drink recipe is thought to have come from Vancouver, British Columbia. Ironically, it is called a “Vancouver Fog” only in Scotland. Give this delicious  version of the London Fog a try, Two Leaves Organic Earl Grey & French Vanilla syrup from Amoretti.

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November 20th, 2013

Try something new!

Try A Miel

(Honey Latte)

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If this isn’t already on your menu

& you’re looking for a great new “featured” drink,

or have never tried it…

a Miel is a warm & sweet delight. 

A Miel is espresso, steamed milk, cinnamon, and honey.

The name comes from the French word for honey, miel.

A simply wonderful way to use products you already have!!

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All you need:

1 shot espresso

8 ounces milk, steamed

1 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp cinnamon (plus more for dusting)

All you do:

Pull espresso shot.

Steam milk.

Mix honey and cinnamon with espresso until smooth.

Combine.

Pour into desired mug and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Enjoy.

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November 19th, 2013

Try Something New

Warm Up the Day with a New Recipe! 

A Recipe from Monin

Cinnamon and Honey Nut Latte 

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1/2 oz. Honey Syrup
1/4 oz. Hazelnut Syrup
1/4 oz. Cinnamon Syrup

Ingredients
1 shot(s) espresso
Milk

Préparation
1. Combine ingredients, except milk, in serving cup.
2. Stir and set aside.
3. Steam milk in pitcher.
4. Pour steamed milk into serving cup, stirring gently.
5. Garnish.

                                                                         

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November 12th, 2013

Holiday Recipes

Turn that Latte into a favorite Holiday Treat! 

By just adding a few pumps of Peppermint or Gingerbread syrup, transform a Latte or Mocha into a tasty seasonal confection. 

 

Peppermint Mocha

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(Hot or Iced)

Ingredients:

1/2 oz. Peppermint Syrup
1/2 oz. Dark or White Chocolate Sauce
Milk
1 shot(s) espresso

 

Chai Gingerbread Man

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(Hot or Iced)

Ingredients:
1 oz. Chai Tea Concentrate
1/2 oz. Gingerbread Syrup
Milk
2 shot(s) espresso

 

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October 31st, 2013

‘Tis the Season for Big Train Gingerbread Chai & Eggnog Ice Rage!

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Gingerbread Chai

A seasonal spin on an old favorite. Try a hot latte or blended & add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top!

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Eggnog Ice Rage

A delicious seasonal blended creme or a sweet treat steamer!

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Available now, while supplies last!  

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October 29th, 2013

It’s getting colder. Are you ready?

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Peppermint Bark Sauce

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Endless Seasonal Drink Specials using Torani’s Peppermint Bark Sauce. Start with a traditional Peppermint Mocha Latte.

Get creative adding different flavor syrups, chai & blended drink mix

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Curious about Torani point of sale materials? Give us a call & we will tell you how to get FREE seasonal P.O.S delivered right to your door!

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