Milk Punch – Barefeet within the Kitchen

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Have you ever heard of Milk Punch? This old-school cocktail is made with bourbon, whisky, or brandy. It’s a very evenly sweetened drink that begins with milk and half-and-half, it’s flavored with hints of vanilla and nutmeg.

milk punch in clear glass with grated nutmeg on top

What’s Milk Punch?

Milk Punch is about as old style as a cocktail can get. This creamy, dairy-based cocktail truly dates again to Scotland within the 1600’s. And so far as I can inform, there isn’t only one manner or accepted recipe for the drink both.

This drink was initially made and served heat, as refrigeration wasn’t a factor when Benjamin Franklin was sipping his personal milk punch. Fortunate for us, the cocktail is now extra generally served chilly.

This explicit recipe creates a slushy-like drink that’s irresistible each within the winter months and within the midst of a sizzling summer season. Think about a boozy milkshake that’s not overly candy, and nonetheless refreshing. Sure, it’s potential and sure, it’s good.

Milk Punch Recipe

This recipe is one which I discovered in my Canal Home Cooks On a regular basis cookbook and as quickly as I noticed it, I needed to attempt it. I’d by no means even heard of Milk Punch previous to that day.

I completely love discovering enjoyable new recipes to share with you and just like the Italian Cream Liqueur that our buddy Tony launched us to some years in the past, this Milk Punch begged to be shared from the very first sip.

It was an actual hardship, however I went forward and made one other batch to {photograph} and share with you this yr for the vacations.

In case my sarcasm wasn’t clear sufficient, it’s no hardship to combine this recipe collectively. Pour every thing right into a jar and pop it within the freezer. Shake a number of occasions because it chills. That’s it. You’ll be sipping an old style, new-to-you drink very quickly!

Milk punch with Jameson whisky

Milk Punch Components

  • complete milk
  • half-and-half
  • powdered sugar
  • whiskey, bourbon, or brandy
  • vanilla extract
  • floor nutmeg, contemporary if out there

Milk Punch Cocktail

Milk Punch has formally been added to our vacation checklist, together with the Sizzling Buttered Rum that we’ve loved for years.

Home made Chai is a aromatic, spicy tea that may be served sizzling or chilly. And for those who’d like one other milkshake-like dessert cocktail to attempt, The Soiled Banana continues to be a well-liked favourite.

Milk Punch with fresh nutmeg

Have you ever ever used contemporary nutmeg? It’s my favourite spice to make use of contemporary as a result of the aroma and the flavour is unforgettable.

I began grating contemporary nutmeg over my Grandmother’s Waffles with Waffle Sauce years in the past and ever since then, I’ve been grating nutmeg each probability I get.

Don’t be intimidated by this rock-hard spice. It’s simple as could be to make use of and when you’ve tried it, you’ll seemingly be as hooked on it as we’re. I take advantage of this microplane to grate contemporary nutmeg and the flavour is unimaginable each time.

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Servings: 4 servings

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  • Mix 1 cup of milk and the powdered sugar in a quart-size jar. Whisk or shake to mix. Add the remaining milk, half-and-half, bourbon, and vanilla to the jar. Stir properly.

  • Place the jar within the freezer and chill the milk punch till it’s fairly slushy, about 3-4 hours, shaking the jar or stirring the combination a few occasions whereas it’s chilling.

  • As soon as frozen right into a slushy combination, stir properly and pour into glasses, high with a splash of nutmeg.

Bourbon, brandy, and whiskey are all utilized in Milk Punch. Be at liberty to make use of whichever one you want finest. 
When you’ve got it out there, contemporary nutmeg is at all times my choice for the most effective taste. 

Energy: 243kcal · Carbohydrates: 21g · Protein: 4g · Fats: 6g · Saturated Fats: 3g · Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g · Monounsaturated Fats: 1g · Ldl cholesterol: 19mg · Sodium: 52mg · Potassium: 183mg · Sugar: 21g · Vitamin A: 236IU · Vitamin C: 1mg · Calcium: 147mg · Iron: 1mg

Milk Punch with Jameson
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