Rhode Islanders take their coffee/dairy beverages seriously; coffee milk was named the state drink in 1993. So it's no surprise that the Ocean State is home to a mean coffee milkshake, known locally as a coffee cabinet.
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Rhode Islanders take their coffee/dairy beverages seriously; coffee milk was named the state drink in 1993, so it's no surprise that the Ocean State would be home to a mean coffee milkshake, known locally as a coffee cabinet.
Spend a day at Serious Eats HQ and you'll quickly notice a trend: coffee. Whether it's being taken straight or iced, churned into ice cream or snuck into cookies, we are probably imbibing some at any given point throughout the day.
I keep waiting for this whole cupcake trend to end. But just as I think, "It will, it must!", another bright and cheery cupcake shop opens on my corner. To be honest, the whole cupcake craze has always confused me, not in the least because if there is any baked good that could easily be marketed as petite, chic, and an acceptable part of the modern diet, it's the cookie. Maybe, I thought as I gave the newest cupcake shop the stink eye, maybe we just need a grown-up cookie. An ambassador to start the Cookies: They're Not Just For Kids campaign. So I ran home and pulled out three ingredients that I use for my more sophisticated desserts: unsweetened European cocoa powder, ground espresso, and walnuts.
What's better than a sugar high? A caffeinated sugar high. This week, you've shared 10 awesome coffee-laden desserts, from chocolaty espresso cookies to tiramisu, cupcakes to cheesecake. Check out your best coffee desserts in the slideshow!