Creole Coffee Punch

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
Makes 5 3/4 cups

Chicory was used in New Orleans during the Civil War to stretch limited coffee supplies. Over the years, blending the slightly bitter root with coffee beans became a local tradition.


  • 4 cups strongly brewed coffee-chicory blend

  • 6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk

  • ½ cup rum-based orange liqueur, such as Rhum Clement Creole Shrubb

  • Ice cubes

  • Orange twists, for garnish


  1. Combine coffee-chicory blend, milks, and liqueur, and stir to combine well. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 1 1/2 hours. Serve over ice, garnished with orange twists.

Cook's Notes

For this recipe, try a coffee-chicory blend such as the one from Cafe Du Monde for the full effect, or use regular coffee for an equally delicious flavor.

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