Milk Punch Recipes
old-fashioned drink is reminiscent of decadent egg custard. You can easily
double or triple the speedy recipe to serve a bigger crowd. Or, fine tune your culinary skills and
tackle the more spectacular Holiday Pecan “Milk” Punch.
when in New Orleans, I order a Milk Punch beverage, the bar tender and server
alike are usually stumped. Invariably, I will provide the "basic" recipe and , if I plan ahead, I will bring my own freshly ground nutmeg. Consequently, I am posting my favorite (bourbon or
brandy) Milk Punch recipes. Try
them all, You will be a believer.
Four Unforgettable Recipes
(1) Dandy Milk Punch
8 cups 98% fat-free vanilla
3/4 cup bourbon or brandy
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated
4 teaspoons bittersweet
Combine first 5 ingredients
in a blender; process just until smooth. Pour 1/2 cup ice cream mixture into
each of 12 glasses; sprinkle each serving with about 1/4 teaspoon chocolate.
Cooking Light, DECEMBER
Holiday Pecan “Milk” Punch
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup cane syrup
1 tablespoon cream of coconut
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup water
1/4 cup bourbon or brandy
Garnish: sweetened whipped cream, fresh mint
Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan
at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring once. Cool
10 minutes. Process pecans, syrup, cream of coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, and
kosher salt in a food processor 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth. With
processor running, pour water through food chute. Press mixture through a fine
wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, using back of spoon. Discard solids. Cover
and chill 3 to 24 hours. Stir in bourbon just before serving. Serve over ice.
Garnish, if desired.
Try This Twist!
Milky Pecan Punch: Add 1 cup milk with bourbon.
Makes: 3 cups.
Drew Stevens, Oxford, Mississippi, Southern
New Orleans Bourbon
We usually only make this at Christmas time. It always is a crowd pleasing favorite.
This drink may be a little heavy on the Bourbon (my husband likes Maker's Mark) in our version, so you may want to cut
it back. This recipe is for 1 cocktail:
2 oz. Good Quality Bourbon or Brandy
1/2 oz. Vanilla Extract
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. Heavy Cream
2 oz. Whole Milk
1/4 of 1 Egg White
Add the contents to a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake until good and
frothy. Serve in a frosted old fashioned glass. Garnish with: Freshly Grated Nutmeg!
(4) Basic Bourbon Milk Punch Recipe
2 oz bourbon
1 tsp superfine
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp grated
In a shaker
half-filled with ice cubes, combine the bourbon (substitute brandy if your prefer), half-and-half, sugar, and
vanilla extract. Shake well. Strain into a highball glass and garnish with the