Espresso Milk Recipe (RI’s Official State Drink!)

Espresso Milk is an Ocean State staple. Made with a candy espresso flavored syrup and milk, you’ll discover ways to make the well-known Rhode Island drink with this straightforward recipe!

Coffee Milk

I’m a local Rhode Islander. Which implies espresso milk nearly runs by means of my veins.

Coffee milk, the official state drink of Rhode Island

Think about my shock once I grew up, moved away and found a lot of the nation had NEVER EVEN HEARD of this milky caffeinated concoction!

What’s Rhode Island Espresso Milk

Espresso Milk is a drink of ice chilly milk blended with a candy coffee-infused syrup. If you happen to’ve ever made chocolate milk with a bottled chocolate syrup or strawberry milk, you get the thought!

The sugary espresso flavored beverage turned a staple in Rhode Island within the early twentieth century. As of 1993, Espresso Milk is even the official state drink of Rhode Island!

That makes me surprise if different states have an “official state drink.” In the event that they do, there’s no manner these drinks are as addictively scrumptious (or straightforward to make) as espresso milk. Then once more I is perhaps just a bit bit biased.

For me, espresso syrup in milk tastes like residence. However even should you’ve by no means stepped foot in Rhode Island, I do know you’re going to adore it at first sip!

Ingredients for Coffee Milk

Espresso Milk Components

The important thing to genuine Rhode Island Espresso Milk is the syrup. It’s not espresso extract. Neither is it brewed espresso.

There are just a few manufacturers of espresso syrup we use to make espresso milk:

I discover that Autocrat has a sweeter taste profile with only a gentle espresso style. Eclipse has a extra pronounced, daring espresso taste to stability the syrupy sweetness.

Whereas I like each, I grew up on Eclipse syrup, so used that for right this moment’s recipe.

These syrups will also be used to make grownup beverage recipes, scrumptious desserts like Tiramisu or simply drizzled over a bowl of vanilla ice cream. Use it to make espresso ice cream, too!
My mother used to make me a espresso cupboard each from time to time when i used to be younger. It’s what we folks from the smallest state within the union name a milk shake. Someday I caught her dropping a uncooked egg into it.
After I yelled at her in disgust she replied, “Oh, I’ve been making them this fashion perpetually and also you had no thought!”
Evidently, I began making my very own from then on. haha

Questioning what sort of milk to make use of for espresso milk?
I usually use 2% or complete milk. For a decrease calorie possibility, nonfat milk works superbly. You possibly can even use a nondairy substitute like soy milk, almond or oat milk.

One observe about plant based mostly milks: I like to recommend the unsweetened variations for making dairy free espresso milk. The espresso syrup provides loads of sweetness and also you don’t need your espresso milk to be cloyingly candy.

Coffee Milk process shots.

How do I make it?

Apart from the scrumptious style, I believe another excuse espresso milk is so common in Rhode Island is how cheap and simple it’s to make.

  1. Pour milk right into a glass.
  2. Add espresso syrup and stir.

You possibly can add as a lot or as little espresso milk syrup as you want, relying on how a lot sweetness and low taste you need in your espresso milk. I counsel beginning with two tablespoons for each 8 ounce glass of milk. Drizzle that thick syrup into that chilly milk, and stir.

Sip and revel in straight away!

Pouring Eclipse coffee syrup into a glass of milk.

Drink Recipes

Espresso Milk has my Rhode Islander coronary heart perpetually, however most mornings I begin the day with a cup of easy brewed espresso. Only a splash of selfmade French Vanilla Espresso Creamer or Dulce De Leche Espresso Creamer turns it into an additional particular deal with!

If you happen to’re feeling further decadent, strive my recipe for selfmade Peppermint White Chocolate Mochas. So significantly better (and cheaper) than a Starbucks run. For tea lovers, I’ve a scrumptious Chai Syrup recipe that’s excellent for making chai lattes!

Rhode Island Espresso Milk is a chilly approach to get your espresso repair. For a refreshing icy beverage that’s not espresso flavored strive my copycat Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade Recipe or considered one of these Pina Colada Milkshakes.

Milk flavored with coffee syrup.

Rhode Island Recipes

Rhode Islanders LOVE their homegrown meals!

Espresso Milk is undoubtedly my residence state’s hottest drink. Nothing makes me extra nostalgic for childhood than a glass of espresso milk served with a Fluffernutter Sandwich, one other Rhode Island favourite.

The mixture of creamy peanut butter and marshmallow fluff in Fluffernutters impressed these Fluffernutter Cookies and these Fluffernutter Nutella Crescents. There are such a lot of scrumptious methods to take pleasure in peanut butter and fluff collectively!

I ate fluffernutters on a regular basis rising up – at residence, and within the faculty cafeteria all the time accompanied by a thermos filled with espresso milk. We lived in Chicago for just a few years once I was rising up and my grandparents would ship us a bottle of espresso syrup each month as a result of it wasn’t obtainable within the grocery shops there.

After I’d go to throughout the summer time, my grandma would make Doughboys. In different elements of the nation folks name doughboys “fried dough” however right here on the New England coast, we gave them their very own enjoyable identify.

Olneyville New York System Scorching Wieners are one other common meals right here. They’re usually ordered, “three all the best way with a espresso milk and a big fry”. Topped with mustard, a particular meat sauce, onions, and celery salt on a steamed bun, these sizzling canines are the bomb! Even Man Fieri loves them, and featured the restaurant on his present Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

When the climate turns hotter, there’s one drink that screams summer time right here, and that’s Del’s lemonade! OMG is it scrumptious! You possibly can even purchase it here on Amazon. When making it with the combination, I like to recommend placing chunks of half a lemon into the blender to combine with it. It can style extra like the actual deal.

Del’s is THE most scrumptious frozen lemonade. I attempted to recreate it, however I couldn’t get it “good”.
I believe it has to do with the consistency, and ingesting it out of that waxy paper cup they’re served in.

And a observe – should you ever come to RI and order one, DO NOT ask or take a straw to drink it. Natives will know you’re a vacationer and we’ll make enjoyable of you!! LOL It’s worthwhile to shake the cup and form of squeeze it as you drink.

Search for extra Rhode Island recipes to come back! I’ve acquired clamcakes, chowdahs, lobstah rolls and stuffies on my must-make checklist this yr!

Whether or not you’re a very long time fan of espresso milk or attempting it for the primary time, I’m so excited to share this Little Rhody “style of residence” recipe with you! 

Glasses of the state drink of Rhode Island.
Coffee Milk

Created by: Lynne Feifer

Espresso Milk

Espresso Milk is an Ocean State staple. Made with a candy espresso flavored syrup and milk, you will discover ways to make the well-known Rhode Island drink with this straightforward recipe!

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Serving: 1serving | Energy: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 7g | Fats: 7g | Saturated Fats: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fats: 2g | Ldl cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 351mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Calcium: 281mg | Iron: 0.02mg

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