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Holiday Milk Punch: the New Eggnog Recipe

Holiday Milk Punch: the New Eggnog

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"Homemade eggnog is rich, extravagant, irresistible. But the ingredients - heavy cream, raw eggs, sugar and booze - give one pause. A few years back, I discovered a delicious high-flavor, no-risk alternative: milk punch, made with whole milk (no cream, no eggs). And it's easy to make. No cooking, no whipping egg whites and cream: Just mix and freeze. Make a pitcher today, and stick it in the freezer for the season. The spirits keep the milk from freezing; the freezer keeps the milk from spoiling. But remember, it's potent - one of my friends calls it 'the adult milkshake'!"

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  1. Dissolve sugar in rum, brandy and vanilla extract in a large, heavy pitcher. Add milk; freeze until very cold or even slushy, about 4 to 8 hours. (Can be frozen for a month.) Pour into glasses, grate nutmeg over each glass, if desired, and serve.
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  • Copyright 2004 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 09, 2004

A fantastic recipe we've made the last few holiday seasons. It's very unusual, and tastes fabulous, way lighter than eggnogg. I cut the alcohol a bit to make it less strong.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 09, 2007

It was a little bland, I might try adding some cinnamon or something to it next time.


34 Ratings

Jan 07, 2012

Made a batch of this over the Holidays. My whole family loved it! Will be our replacement for egg nog for future holidays!

Dec 07, 2005

We made this last year for Christmas Day and LOVED it. Its fabulous. We like eggnog but can't handle the raw eggs. This was a perfect substitute. I just found it again so I can make it this year and I will be filing this recipe away in my recipe box this time. Its a keeper!

Dec 24, 2009

25 stars, please. Happy (hic) Holidays, everybody!!

Dec 27, 2007

Great option to Egg Nog. My Husband really liked it. We didn't freeze. It tastes good refrigerated, didn't last long enough to worry about milk spoiling. Will try a batch from freezer next to see if it makes a difference. ***UPDATE I have made it several times. It has only lasted long enough to freeze once. It is great frozen or refrigerated.Everyone loves this. I plan to freeze and serve for dessert for our next dinner party.

Dec 27, 2007

THIS WAS AMAZING!!!! My mother in law and I drank several of these christmas. It tastes like ice cream. I added a little more milk to make it a full gallon of liquid and used spiced rum to give it more flavor, I froze it and then placed in the fridge to thaw (the more milk you add the more it will freeze solid). I had to make another just to make sure we had enough for every one else to try. I was told I have to make this at every function from now on. Thanks for the recipe and this is a new family favorite!

Feb 01, 2011

I like so many of Pam's recipes that I had to try this one and it is a 5 star hit. Taste like eggnog but much much lighter which I like and reminds me too of a Brandy Alexander but again lighter. I had a "gold" colored rum so I used half brown sugar and half white and it was excellant. Also used 2% milk. It doesn't freeze solid in the freezer but does get "crystals" from the milk that melt soon after pouring which too is great because it keeps this drink nice and cold. Rum and brandy can be adjusted to taste but I thought it was enough. Will be making this again.


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  • Calories
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 7.9 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 98 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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