Milk Punch

If you are looking for a great adult shake, look no further. This creamy shake is also known for its booze too!

two glasses of milk punch on a tray

What is Milk Punch?

Milk punch is generally known as an irish milk drink. It normally has equal parts of milk and whisky. From there you can add your own spin on it with how you would like to flavor it. 

In the traditional version, people will add either melted down butter, cinnamon, honey, sugar, cloves, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice. Basically like the tastes of Fall in a booze filled cup! 

This is what was served at many holiday parties in the south, if you want to get a real one go to New Orleans, they have a ton of them there! 

How Long Does Brandy Milk Punch Last?

Unfortunately this recipe for milk punch will go bad quite quickly. Since it does have the ice cream in to make it like a shake, the longer the punch sits out, the quicker the ice cream is going to melt. 

It is meant to be drunk while cold and freshly prepared. It will go bad if it sits in the fridge, so your best bet is to drink it when you first get it.  

This will only be good for a half hour or so in order to enjoy the shake like consistency, after that it will taste good, but it will just be more like spiked milk. 

Why is This Milk Punch Recipe So Delightful?

When you first hear the name Milk Punch, you might just be trying to figure out what in the world it even is! After a quick google search you will find out it is an amazing and classic southern cocktail that you have been missing out on.

They are extremely refreshing when you are drinking them because they are basically an adult boozy milkshake. Plus it is super easy to make. 

It is also pretty versatile and you can make individual portions, so if those you are with have different taste preferences it is not an issue! Just make sure you have ice cream, booze, and milk, a few spices and you’ll be good to go!  

Make It Your Own 

The really nice thing about this recipe is that you can tailor it to you. You do not need to use these hard and fast measurements (even though they will produce a tasty milk punch). 

Make the adult milkshake one that you are going to like. You can change out the quantities of the bourbon, rum, and brandy. 

If you want to make this an even richer dessert shake, you can exchange the milk for half and half, and then bam you have yourself dessert in a cup. 

Or if you want to change up the flavor you can do that too! Add in a little vanilla extract to give the recipe even more depth. Maybe even some peppermint ice cream if you want to make this around the holidays. 

Either way you make it, it will be absolutely delicious! Have fun with it and enjoy, but maybe not too much. 😉

overhead view of 3 glasses of milk punch

Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Milk
  • Bourbon
  • Light Rum
  • Brandy
  • Ground Nutmeg
milk punch ingredients

Make It Your Own

The really nice thing about this recipe is that you can tailor it to your taste. You do not need to use these hard and fast measurements (even though they will produce a tasty milk punch).

Make the adult milkshake one that you are going to like. You can change out the quantities of bourbon, rum, and brandy.

If you want to make this an even richer dessert shake, you can exchange the milk for half and half. Then bam! You have dessert in a cup.

Or if you want to change up the flavor you can do that too! Add in a little vanilla extract to give the recipe even more depth. Maybe even some peppermint ice cream if you want to make this around the holidays.

Either way you make it, it will be absolutely delicious! Have fun with it and enjoy, but maybe not too much. 😉

How to Make Milk Punch

  1. Place the ice cream in a container.
    ice cream in a blender container
  2. Add milk.
    adding milk to milk punch
  3. Add bourbon.
    adding bourbon to milk punch
  4. Add rum.
    adding rum to milk punch
  5. Add brandy.
    adding brandy to milk punch
  6. Stir to combine, just enough to have a milkshake consistency.
  7. Serve in punch cups or lowball glasses.
    milk punch in two glasses
  8. Sprinkle a dash of nutmeg on top.
  9. Garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired.
two glasses of milk punch on a round black tray

How Long Does Brandy Milk Punch Last?

Unfortunately, this recipe for milk punch will go bad quite quickly. Since it does have the ice cream in to make it like a shake, the longer the punch sits out, the quicker the ice cream is going to melt.

It is meant to be drunk while cold and freshly prepared. It will go bad if it sits in the fridge, so your best bet is to drink it when you first get it.

This will only be good for a half-hour or so in order to enjoy the shake-like consistency. After that, it will taste good, but it will just be more like spiked milk.

two glasses of milk punch with cinnamon sticks

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two glasses of milk punch on a tray

Milk Punch

Milk Punch is a cool and creamy cocktail with bourbon, brandy, ice cream, and milk.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cocktail, Milk Punch
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 151kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Bourbon
  • 1/4 cup Light Rum
  • 3 tablespoons Brandy
  • Ground Nutmeg

Instructions

  • Place the ice cream in a container.
  • Add milk, bourbon, rum, and brandy.
  • Stir to combine, just enough to have a milkshake consistency.
  • Serve in punch cups or lowball glasses.
  • Sprinkle a dash of nutmeg on top.
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 0mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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