Recipe by USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson
"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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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.
This was interesting, different not bad though. But like another reviewer said, to me it did taste pretty much like your drinking a glass of milk, but with a kick to it. But a couple of friends that don’t like eggnog did say they liked this, so as an alternative to eggnog this works just fine. Thanks for sharing.
Made a batch of this over the Holidays. My whole family loved it! Will be our replacement for egg nog for future holidays!
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!
25 stars, please. Happy (hic) Holidays, everybody!!
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.
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!
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Holiday Milk Punch: the New Eggnog
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 72
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