Warm milk punch (spiced milk with whiskey) with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream is the perfect hot chocolate alternative to chocolate haters.
Can we talk? I have something that I’ve been thinking about for quite some time. Before we get all serious, let me pour you a mug of milk punch. (Deeeeelicious, huh?)
By a show of hands, how many of you have a dog? How many of you live with multiple dogs?
I have one dog. I’m sure you’ve heard of my little pup-peroni Charlie. He is 3 1/2 years old and he’s the love of my life (sorry Alex, you know it’s the truth).
He’s my best friend, my mini sous chef (meaning he’s the kitchen crumbs cleaner), and he has brought so much joy and happiness to the family. Lately, I’ve been wondering if he needed/wanted a little sibling (obviously the puppy kind, not the baby kind).
Charlie goes crazy whenever we go to the dog park. He’s always the most social dog there, greeting every dog AND human within the vicinity. Since I work from home, Charlie is hardly ever alone.
I’m sure he’s not lonely, but I wonder if a second dog would be beneficial to him? Anyway, this leads me to the BIG question: how do you know if you’re ready to add a second dog to the family?
Milk Punch (Spiced Milk with Whiskey)
Okay, I’m done venting. Let’s get back to the milk punch. Would you like a refill?
Spiced milk is cozy, comforting and perfect for autumn/winter nights. My spiced milk includes a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. To me, those three spices are the trifecta of winter flavors.
As if spiced milk wasn’t good enough on its own, we’re going to make it even better with a splash of whiskey! Bourbon, rum, or brandy also works. You can drink milk punch warm or chilled, any way you like it.
Warm milk punch with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream is the perfect hot chocolate alternative to chocolate haters.
Yes, chocolate haters exist. And if I come across one, I need to make sure that I can make a warm beverage that they’ll enjoy.
Happy almost Thanksgiving, everyone! I have one more post to share with you before the big day!
Spiced milk with whiskey and a dollop of sweetened whipped cream. It's your boozy alternative to hot chocolate this holiday season. Grab a cup and drink up!
Yield: makes four 1/2 cup servings
- 1/4 cup spiced milk
- 1 1/2 oz bourbon or whiskey of hoice
- sweetened whipped cream
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 Tablespoon light brown sugar, packed
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 12 cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Sweetened Whipped Cream:
- 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
- 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
Warm up spiced milk. Combine spiced milk and bourbon. Top with whipped cream. Garnish with additional grated nutmeg. Serve warm.
In medium sauce pot, combine milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Cover with lid and allow spices to steep for 20 minutes. Strain spices.
Sweetened Whipped Cream:
Using a whisk or a handheld mixer, whip chilled cream and powdered sugar to medium peaks. Keep covered and chill in the fridge until ready to use.