“Drowning in Milk” Dessert Table

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My husband’s family is a little quirky with their desserts.  You know how some people dunk their donuts, others dip oreos and graham crackers in milk . . . well, Dan and his family drown their desserts in milk.  They just don’t eat a piece of cake.  They put it in a bowl and cover it with milk.

So when we were hosting a party for my father-in-law’s birthday this past Sunday, it only seemed fitting that we serve dessert in his tradition.

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Enter the “Drowning in Milk” Bar!  A table of Chocolate Cake (minus the drizzled chocolate liqueur – we had kids at the party), Donuts, Blueberry Muffins, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches (apparently the die-hards do this), Graham Crackers, Oreos, Nutter Butters, the family-favorite Lorna Dunes . . . and of course, gallons of milk.

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This chocolate cake was amazing and so decadent!  Go to Art of Desserts for the recipe.

The Takeaway:  Are you throwing a birthday party?  What does your guest of honor love that you can “exploit” into a fun dessert table?

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  1. This is a really neat idea!!! My husbands family loves to do that with their cake as well. I will have to try and remember this the next time I host. 🙂

  2. I hope you don’t mind I just pinned this post.

  3. What a fun idea! Thanks for posting!

  4. I love this! My husband doesn’t do this with cake, but he does drown his Oreos. For him, they aren’t worth eating if they aren’t mushy and full of milk! A dip just isn’t enough.

  5. I am so glad to hear that my husband’s family is not alone!! 🙂