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Rhode Island Coffee Milk ~ Torani Friday

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Today I am sharing a twist on a regional favorite. If you are not familiar with Rhode Island coffee milk, let me introduce you! I have never had the privilege of drinking an original version of this regional delight, however I understand how it is made and thought that I would put a Torani twist on it! Traditionally, Rhode Island coffee milk, as I understand starts with fresh, cold milk and one of two brands of coffee syrup. This would be like your favorite chocolate syrup to use in milk, except it is coffee flavored. This sweet syrup can be found in two different brands. The old favorite, "Aristocrat" brand or the Coffee Time brand are what people reach for. These used to be separate companies but I believe both brands are owned by the same parent company now. The magic formula is 1 cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of the syrup. I am using about 1 1/2 cups of milk and 3 tablespoons of Torani Coffee Liqueur syrup. This is a syrup based on the flavors of Kahlua liqueur. Not just coffee, but also rum and vanilla. You can also make your own coffee syrup by using equal parts of strong brewed coffee and granulated sugar stirred together until dissolved. If you like it to be thicker you can boil the syrup on the stove to reduce it until it become slightly thicker. Keep that in the fridge until you want to use it in shakes, over ice cream or of course, in coffee milk. I know this isn't rocket science or even kitchen science for that matter, but it is fun and I like learning about regional favorites from all over the world, but from America in particular. Coffee MIlk is one of those. A simple idea that reminds me of the "kid coffee" my Mommom used to make my brother and I when we were small. She would put a dab of coffee in the bottom of a cup along with a bit of sugar and top it off with fresh warm milk. Stirred together it was the perfect bath for dunking hot buttered toast. I hope this invokes nostalgia for you, if you are from that area of the north east and if you never heard of coffee milk, I hope it opened you up to the idea of enjoying this regional Rhode Island treat. Someday I hope to travel there to enjoy an ice cold coffee milk and a New York System Weiner (don't call the hot dogs!) complete with the sauce on top! Learning about the foods of our neighbors is always fun and tasting them is even more fun! Give coffee milk a try sometime soon! Happy Eating! You can find Torani Coffee Liqueur syrup here: Get my cookbooks here: http://bit.ly/1czqM5R Business Inquiries can be sent to: [email protected] Check me out on social media! Facebook: http://on.fb.me/12bdibt Twitter: @noreenskitchen Instagram: http://bit.ly/12bdqrp Google + http://bit.ly/1o5GMYy ***MAILING ADDRESS**** Noreen's Kitchen PO Box 14173 New Bern, NC 28561 Have a question for me? Send me an email: [email protected] Noreen's Kitchen Community Guidelines (The Rules) http://bit.ly/2i7VocU Any links to Amazon are, in many cases, affiliate links. Produced by Noreen's Kitchen ©2008-2016 all rights reserved All embeds must live link to Noreen's Kitchen channel. No Editorial Excerpts without permission, Violators agree to pay $5,000 per second + $10 per view + all collections & lawyers fees.
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Lisa Stone (10 days ago)
thanks so much. for sharing...I grew up on coffee milk.... aristocrat is the best but I'll try. your version
Patricia Norton (30 days ago)
Had this growing up in the Boston area. We used "Coffee Time" syrup found nestled in beside the Hershey's chocolate and the Nestle's strawberry syrup. The whole time I was in the Air Force (20 yrs.) the commissary always seemed to stock it. Today, in New Hampshire I bought a new bottle of "Coffee Time. I feel pretty confident that it available throughout New England. If you find it enjoy!
Noreen's Kitchen (29 days ago)
It is a very regional product. I am certain it is affordable at your local grocer, however on the internet it is expensive. It's easy to make your own or find a viable substitute like the Torani or the Trader Joes coffee syrup. Thanks for the comment.
Caitlin Marie (1 month ago)
I live in Massachusetts and this is spot on!! Yum!
Don Williams (1 month ago)
AUTOCRAT Coffee Syrup not Aristocrat.
Michele Morgan (1 month ago)
We have this in NH.
Sarah Welty (1 month ago)
Coffee cabinets and a grinda
Rachal Nocchi (1 month ago)
What a unique drink! I had never heard of it before, I am looking forward to trying it! I'm not a huge coffee fan, but I think I'd like this! Thank you for sharing!
I am from NE. So I know the milk.
Juggling Balance (1 month ago)
I love the history lessons you share when you do recipes!!
Cindy Hall (1 month ago)
Trader Joes sells Coffee Syrup!!
Noreen's Kitchen (1 month ago)
They do! We have some! It is delicious!
Stephanie Leigh Rose (1 month ago)
Oh no you didn’t !! Haha I’m honored you made Rhody Coffee Milk!!! Yay!!
Vijaya Foods (1 month ago)
your all videos are too good🌹💐🌹💜💙💞❤💛💖💗🌸
Allikattoo (1 month ago)
I worked with someone that was from Rhode Island and she talked about this all the time.
M F (1 month ago)
I love coffee milk. ❤️. I haven’t had one in years.
Katherine Adamo (1 month ago)
Noreen i am from rhode island coffee milk is a staple.... i can send it to you
Noreen's Kitchen (1 month ago)
Thank you for such a sweet offer! Ican get it on Amazon. This Torani is delicious as well as my homemade and Trader Joes versions.
Ali Kruger (1 month ago)
I love all of your videos and your channel is in my top 5. Just love your retro recipes as it reminds me of home and the childhood memories. I am from RI I no longer live there but my mother worked at Autocrat coffee for ten years. In elementary school all the way through high school they ( cafeteria ) served us coffee milk. We could buy an extra one for a quarter! Each day I would go to my grams piggy bank and she would gift me a quarter! This was interesting recipe and I am going to be on the lookout for this syrup to try this at home recipe. Autocrat syrup on Amazon is very pricey!!! Thanks for all you do for this fantastic channel.
mike856ms (1 month ago)
I grew up in Massachusetts drinking this. It is Soooooooo delicious and refreshing.
Jeff Taylor (1 month ago)
This looks LOVELY!!! Love your videos! Please keep sharing your real food for real people!
Kim’s Keto Kitchen (1 month ago)
I live in RI! Love me some coffee milk!!!!!
Kim’s Keto Kitchen (1 month ago)
Katherine Adamo I’m from westerly. You??
Katherine Adamo (1 month ago)
Kim’s Keto Kitchen where in ri r u from... im from rhode island too
Cheri Lynn (1 month ago)
I’ve heard my parents talk about this before. We are from Rhode Island!
Cheri Lynn (1 month ago)
Katherine Adamo Providence/Bristol. 👍🏻
Katherine Adamo (1 month ago)
Cheri Lynn what part
Vacant Vaper (1 month ago)
How do you know about coffee milk? (I know intonation is lost in writing so I feel like I have to point out I'm actually asking since you're in NC, not being snooty just curious 😊)
Noreen's Kitchen (1 month ago)
I do a lot of reading.
z family (1 month ago)
Trader Joe's have a very comparable coffee syrup to Rhode Island, it's my kryptonite that and thai tea. Lol, Got to give this a try.
Noreen's Kitchen (1 month ago)
We have the TJs coffee syrup and it is kind of amazing!
Debbie Norris (1 month ago)
My son's father in law (native Rhode Islander) introduced him to Rhode Island Coffee Milk and he loves it. Always looks forward to their visit because they bring him a couple bottles each time.
Bobbiejo (1 month ago)
Yup. Autocrat is one of our family favs. I live 15 min from RI in Connecticut
Kimber Michelle (1 month ago)
Looks delicious!!💙
Carl Ross (1 month ago)
I am so happy you guys are okay I was praying for you really hard think you're great God bless you and your family
The Kneady Homesteader (1 month ago)
Love me a white Russian! I now have to try to make my own coffee syrup! 😂👍🏻❤️
T4Tigress (1 month ago)
LOL! I want a White Russian! 🤣Noreen, we need "Umf" in our lives sometimes.....🙃
Margaret Bedwell (1 month ago)
Noreen, what brand of coffee do you use for your own coffee syrup. Thanks for sharing this. Have a Blessed day.
Margaret Bedwell (1 month ago)
+Noreen's Kitchen thanks.
Noreen's Kitchen (1 month ago)
Whatever we use to make morning coffee. We use several different types. A favorite is Jamaican Blue Mountain.
Jumpoff A (1 month ago)
I'll have to give it a try. :-)

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