Rhode Island Coffee Milk

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This is a popular comfort food in Rhode Island. In fact, it is the Official State Drink of Rhode Island. It comes from the book "I'll Have What They're Having- Legendary Local Cuisine" page 206

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  • 2 tablespoons coffee-flavored syrup
  • 1 cup cold milk


  1. In a large glass, add coffee syrup and milk.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Taste and add more syrup if you want a stronger coffee taste.
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Am I missing something? How do you make the syrup?

5 5

This used to be my absolute favorite as a kid!! I grew up in southern MA right near RI, so a lot of the foods are the same. We too used to use Autocrat syrup to make these. Even better than chocolate milk. Thanks for taking me back to my childhood! :)

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This is great! I remember when I was a little girl spending summers at my aunt and uncles cottage in Indiana, and this reminds me of how my uncle always took his coffee. It was like 2 tbsp of coffee and the rest milk. We always thought it was funny that he even called it coffee. Thanks ~Laury~ for bringing back the memories.