R.I. Coffee Cabinet
To Rhode Islanders, the blended mixture of coffee milk and coffee ice cream that most of us would call a “milkshake” (or in the rest of New England, a frappe) is called a coffee cabinet, owing, popular opinion has it, to the fact that the machines used to blend the drinks, and often the syrups used to flavor them, were kept in wooden cabinets.
- 1/2 c
- cold whole or lowfat milk (about 4 ounces)
- 1/4 c
- coffee syrup (about 2 ounces)
- 8 medium
- scoops coffee ice cream (about 1 quart/24 ounces), softened until just melty at the edges