Friday, March 4, 2011

Milk Punch for Mardi Gras

 
Grab your beads, make this punch, and let the good times roll.
Laissez les bon temps rouler!
 
Milk Punch
Courtesy of Michelle from Ms. enPlace
 
3 cups whole milk
1 cup half & half
3 cups brandy  or bourbon (pick your poison!)
2 Tablespoons vanilla
1/2 - 1 cup simple syrup (this is done to taste) *recipe follows*
Fresh grated nutmeg for topping is traditional

 Combine everything except for the simply syrup and nutmeg.  Add 1/2 cup simple syrup and taste.  Add more in small increments, tasting as you go (that's the best part of the recipe), until the mixture is sweet enough for you.

Chill for several hours.  Serve, topped with nutmeg.

For a slush, freeze the mixture overnight.  Allow to sit at room temperature for about an hour before serving.


For 1 cup of simple syrup, you'll need:
2 cups sugar
1 cup water

Bring water to a boil.  Add the sugar and stir to dissolve.  Cool before using.

4 comments:

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Wonderful, Kim!
I had never even heard of milk punch before. My husband would love this.
Thanks Ms. enPlace too! ☺

girlichef said...

Um. Should I be embarrassed to say that I drank this all day on Christmas Day? Ha!! I love it with bourbon...my poison of choice ;) Now I'm ready for one, Kim!

MM said...

Thanks for the love, Kim!

Heather- no need to be embarrassed. You chose well!

roz said...

Kim, this is a new cocktail to me, but since I love drinking milk and drinking cocktails, I'd probably chug this stuff! Down the hatch, glug, glug!