Updated: March 30, 2014
This is such a cool idea!! This edible cookie cup was the creation of a Venezuelan designer named Enrique Luis Sardi which was made for Lavazza, the famous Italian coffee company. It’s so ingenius – he made it using a cookie for the outside and a special patented sugar icing on the inside. Dual purpose – it creates an insulator for the cookie and add sweetness to the coffee! I found this on Facebook a while back and had to repost it. I got a great comment from a fan named Rosemary who lives in Italy and says that they sell a version that is lined with chocolate!
And I say to that: YUM. I will definitely have to attempt to fail at making that and then just eat the pieces. Ha!
What I love the most about this cup is that the sugar icing creates a really strong barrier between the hot coffee and the cookie part. No one wants a mushy cup that falls apart and spills all over you! It would be great to find out more about how to make this from scratch.
I’ve been experimenting with some weird ingredients but so far haven’t been very successful.
That chocolate lined cookie cup from Dominque Ansel (the Cronut Creator) that’s been making the rounds lately and was first announced at SXSW, I have to admit… is rather quite unimpressive. It’s just a cookie cup lined with chocolate. The thing is, it’s not made for hot stuff, and this is why I like Sardi’s cup so much more. And Ansel says you’re only supposed to shoot cold milk with it, which yeah, sounds okay, until you realize that process is all backwards. Milk is SUPPOSED to soften the cookie, because otherwise what’s the point of dipping?
I’ll tell you what I first thought when I saw Ansel’s creation — it would go better with Bailey’s Irish Cream shots than milk!
But back to Sardi’s cup. Check these photos out!
UPDATE from back in June 2013: I am now in contact with the designer of this cup and I am told that it will be in production sometime soon. Don’t have much more information than that, but I will keep you posted as I learn more!
In the meantime, here is a different kind of edible cup that you may like![all images copyright Sardi Innovations]
Or maybe you’ll like these cool cookie products:
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