If you've spent any time perusing recipes on Pinterest you are familiar with the dessert drip. You know what I'm taking about – those recipes that involve some kind of caramel 0r fudge or jam that drips down the side of brownies or cookies. It might look a little messy, but it only signifies pure decadence.
To honor the iconic drip, I've rounded up the 10 most important examples you might come across on Pinterest. From the subtle brownie drip, to multiple drips covering a glass – let's take a second to appreciate the dessert drip.
1. The Mug Drip
When there's a few strands of caramel or fudge that drip down the side of a mug. This is most often associated with mug cakes.
2. The Subtle Cascade
This drip is not as obvious as the other drips. It's small and purposeful.
3. The Drip Pool
This is a fatter drip than the other drips – some might not even consider it a full-on drip (but it is). It's usually more liquid than other drips and ends up as a pool of sugary stuff.
4. The Cold Drip
This drip is specifically for cold beverages. It's very popular for homemade frappuccinos. Not to be confused with the mug drip.
5. The No-Holding-Back Drip
This is the all-out drip. It doesn't hold back – it comes at you from all angles. The entire dessert is basically one giant drip.
6. The Unusable Glass
These drips totally encompass the dessert glass, making the idea of holding the glass totally impossible. This is not a very cool drip.
7. The Overflow
This is the most common dessert drip. It's when the dessert can't handle the amount of liquid-y caramel, fudge, or sugary stuff on it, and thus it overflows onto another surface.
8. The Small and Sticky
This is usually a single, small drip that is the hero of the dessert.
9. The Overhead Drip
This dessert drip comes from above, literally. It's the photo where someone is pouring something above the dessert. It's a very popular drip.
10. The Gooey Drip
This is a thicker drip, similar to the pool drip. It's often associated with yogurt, cream, or peanut butter.