Milk Punch

milk punch
Photo: Bryan Gardner
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Makes 6 cups; Serves 6 to 8

We make a big batch of this classic Southern drink in the blender for easier entertaining. The blender creates a foam that you can spoon on top.


  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 ½ cups whole milk

  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup bourbon

  • Freshly grated nutmeg, for serving


  1. Combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool.

  2. Combine milk, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, bourbon, 1 cup ice, and 2/3 cup simple syrup (reserve remaining for another use) in a blender. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Serve up in a chilled coupe or over ice in a rocks glass, spooning foam over the top. Sprinkle with nutmeg; serve immediately.

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