Slushy Milk Punch

Bit of a gloomy last day of the year-looking forward to a drink tonight after a dry-ish holiday season.

It was weird this year, with Christmas on a Sunday. It came up quickly, without a buffer of days between between the busy week before and Christmas Eve. I had made a vow to get cozy with Bailey’s on ice or boozy milk punch before bed on the last few nights before Christmas, but only managed one glass on account of the arrival of our Christmas stomach bug.

The last of a bottle of Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Whiskey had been left behind after our polyester & cheese Christmas party, and a slushy milk punch seemed like a good use for it. It couldn’t be simpler – milk, with a generous dose of cream, powdered sugar and whiskey, stirred together in a pitcher and chilled or partially frozen, then topped with a dusting of nutmeg. I made this last Thursday night for Friday, the day it turned out I could barely manage sips of water – I found it in there this week, bashed it up with a spoon, tasted it, and stuck it back in the freezer for New Year’s Eve. Hey, that’s today! Shouldn’t we be reminiscing? Cheersing? Yes, lets.

Happy new year everyone – may all good things come your way in 2012.

milk punch 2
milk punch 2

Slushy Milk Punch

  

December 31, 2011

Adapted from Canal House, v.2, via SmittenKitchen

  • Makes: Serves 2-10.

Ingredients

5 cups whole milk and half-and-half (4:1 is suggested, but I went with equal parts 1% and half & half)

1 1/2 cups bourbon, another whiskey or brandy, or Jack Daniels honey liqueur

1/2 cup icing sugar (or to taste)

2-3 tsp. vanilla

Freshly grated nutmeg

Directions

1Whisk everything together in a pitcher and freeze until slushy, which will take 3 to 4 hours, but you can leave it in there up to a week. (It may need to sit on the countertop for a bit - mash it around with a wooden spoon to break up the ice.)

2Serve topped with freshly grated nutmeg.

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18 comments on “Slushy Milk Punch

  1. Avery
    December 31, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Thanks for all of the recipes, insights, laughs and general Julie-ness (that’s a thing – right?), over the past year. I always believe that regardless of the year’s ups or downs, if I can look back at the past year knowing I have contributed positively to the world, and at the very least towards the important people in my life, then it was a sucessful year. Here’s to a successful 2012!

  2. JulieVR
    December 31, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks Ave! Cheers!

  3. Erica B.
    December 31, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you for a delightful & delicious 2011 and a big thanks to M, W & Lou for sharing you (and your home!) with us.

    All the best to you & yours for a fantastic 2012!

  4. Carolyn
    January 1, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Julie and all readers …here’s to a fantastic 2012! Julie, thank you for brightening the last year…

  5. Avery
    January 1, 2012 at 8:36 am

    This year I will try to use spellcheck more often, as well! Ha!

  6. katie
    January 1, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Hmmmm…I wonder if this would work in my kids Slushie Magic? lol. It’s the first thing I thought of when I saw the title of this post :)
    It really sounds delicious!
    Happy New Year to you!

  7. Sandy
    January 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Thanks for all the recipes in 2011, Julie. You’ve certainly helped to make our meals more interesting and creative. Thanks also for allowing me to live vicariously through you and your adventures. I’ll continue to be a devoted “follower” in 2012, so keep ’em coming!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR and all the best in 2012!!!

  8. ScoopingOprah
    January 1, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Happy new year, Julie. Hope you’ve sent the stomach bug packing and the new year gets off to a healthier start. Best wishes.

  9. I like the sounds of this drink! All the best and have a wonderful 2012!

  10. the other Al
    January 3, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    ya we left the Tennessee Honey. glad it was put to good use. soo your back in the land of the living. good to hear. don’t worry about missing all that eating and drinking over the holidays, I did it all for you!

  11. Ashley
    January 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    A belated happy new year!! :) Love the sound of this slushy punch.

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