Got Milk Punch? The Non-Eggnog

Oh, eggnog. Naughty, naughty eggnog with its thick, sweet creaminess,† fragrant nutmeg, and gentle brandy bite. So irrestible, yet so decadent with the heavy cream, sugar and raw eggs. This year, I will forsake eggnog for my new holiday hero from New Orleans: Brandy Milk Punch. This healthier classic replaces eggnog’s debauchery with tamer, more wholesome ingredients, but still packs a luscious wallop. It’s for the best.

Besides the obvious nutritional advantages of milk punch over eggnog, it is much easier to prepare and is exceedingly party-friendly. It can be made ahead and kept in the freezer, where the spirits keep it from freezing and impart it with a slushy (lushy) thickness that makes it seem far more decadent than it is. If your serving pitcher wonít fit in your freezer, just use a pitcher (or bowl) that will fit and decant it before serving.

For the vegan version, substitute hemp milk for the dairy and agave syrup for the honey. Just as delicious.

2/3 cup honey
1 1/2 cups brandy (or bourbon, rum, or a mix of them for 1 1/2 cups total)
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 gallon organic whole milk
Grated nutmeg

Add honey, spirits, and vanilla to a large pitcher (see note above) and stir until well blended. Stir in milk and place in freezer for several hours. Before serving, stir and garnish with nutmeg.

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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago


Bmr Reddy
Bmr Reddy3 years ago

Thank you

Patricia H.
Patricia H.3 years ago

sounds good, thanks for sharing

J.L. A.
JL A4 years ago


Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago


Kamryn M.
Kay M4 years ago

wow, that's a lotta calories.

Sije Dijkstra
Past Member 4 years ago


Ajla C.
Past Member 4 years ago

nije za mene ali hvala

Melissa Franklin
Melissa Franklin4 years ago