Milk Punch

Milk punch is something I’ve wanted to try for a few years now, but it was for this most recent New Year’s Eve that I finally decided to make it. I adapted it from the Smitten Kitchen recipe here. I decided I would try a half batch with bourbon, and a half batch with brandy.

Milk Punch (1/2 batch)
2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup whiskey or brandy
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tablespoon vanilla

Whisk the ingredients together, and freeze until slushy. I suggest 2-3 hours; it was kind of icy at 4. Stir well before serving.

Milk Punch
Milk Punch says Happy New Year!

Both were sweet and delicious. The whiskey one was assertive – you definitely need to like whiskey to drink it. The brandy one was easy to drink. It was like drinking ice cream or a Brandy Alexander. I wouldn’t freeze these as long next time, because they were icy by the time we drank them. It’s also nice not frozen, but I think that having a little slush is preferable.

Milk punch was very easy to make, and easy to make in advance. I know I’ll make this again.

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