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Milk Punch – Barefeet within the Kitchen


Have you ever heard of Milk Punch? This old-school cocktail is made with bourbon, whisky, or brandy. It’s a very flippantly 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 school as a cocktail can get. This creamy, dairy-based cocktail really 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 specific recipe creates a slushy-like drink that’s irresistible each within the winter months and within the midst of a sizzling summer time. Think about a boozy milkshake that’s not overly candy, and nonetheless refreshing. Sure, it’s attainable 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 strive 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 good friend Tony launched us to a couple 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 12 months 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 just a few instances because it chills. That’s it. You’ll be sipping an old school, 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, recent if out there

Milk Punch Cocktail

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

Selfmade Chai is a aromatic, spicy tea that may be served sizzling or chilly. And in case you’d like one other milkshake-like dessert cocktail to strive, The Soiled Banana continues to be a well-liked favourite.

Milk Punch with fresh nutmeg

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

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

Don’t be intimidated by this rock-hard spice. It’s simple as may be to make use of and when you’ve tried it, you’ll possible be as hooked on it as we’re. I take advantage of this microplane to grate recent 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 effectively.

  • 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 instances whereas it’s chilling.

  • As soon as frozen right into a slushy combination, stir effectively and pour into glasses, prime with a touch of nutmeg.

Bourbon, brandy, and whiskey are all utilized in Milk Punch. Be happy to make use of whichever one you want finest. 
In case you have it out there, recent nutmeg is all the time my desire for one of the best 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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