Homemade eggnog is rich, extravagant, irresistible. But the ingredients - heavy cream, raw eggs, sugar and booze - give one pause. A few years back, I discovered a delicious high-flavor, no-risk alternative: milk punch, made with whole milk (no cream, no eggs). And it's easy to make. No cooking, no whipping egg whites and cream: Just mix and freeze. Make a pitcher today, and stick it in the freezer for the season. The spirits keep the milk from freezing; the freezer keeps the milk from spoiling. But remember, it's potent - one of my friends calls it 'the adult milkshake'!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
8 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Dissolve sugar in rum, brandy and vanilla extract in a large, heavy pitcher. Add milk; freeze until very cold or even slushy, about 4 to 8 hours. (Can be frozen for a month.) Pour into glasses, grate nutmeg over each glass, if desired, and serve.

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Copyright 2004 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts

365 calories; protein 7.9g; carbohydrates 36.5g; fat 8g; cholesterol 24.4mg; sodium 98.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (29)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2004
A fantastic recipe we've made the last few holiday seasons. It's very unusual and tastes fabulous way lighter than eggnogg. I cut the alcohol a bit to make it less strong. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2007
It was a little bland I might try adding some cinnamon or something to it next time. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2004
A fantastic recipe we've made the last few holiday seasons. It's very unusual and tastes fabulous way lighter than eggnogg. I cut the alcohol a bit to make it less strong. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2012
Made a batch of this over the Holidays. My whole family loved it! Will be our replacement for egg nog for future holidays! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2005
We made this last year for Christmas Day and LOVED it. Its fabulous. We like eggnog but can't handle the raw eggs. This was a perfect substitute. I just found it again so I can make it this year and I will be filing this recipe away in my recipe box this time. Its a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2009
25 stars please. Happy (hic) Holidays everybody!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2007
Great option to Egg Nog. My Husband really liked it. We didn't freeze. It tastes good refrigerated didn't last long enough to worry about milk spoiling. Will try a batch from freezer next to see if it makes a difference. UPDATE I have made it several times. It has only lasted long enough to freeze once. It is great frozen or refrigerated.Everyone loves this. I plan to freeze and serve for dessert for our next dinner party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2008
I make this with a few variations. I use bourbon instead of the whiskey and rum and I use powdered sugar so its not grainy!! The nutmeg is what makes it delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2007
THIS WAS AMAZING!!!! My mother in law and I drank several of these christmas. It tastes like ice cream. I added a little more milk to make it a full gallon of liquid and used spiced rum to give it more flavor I froze it and then placed in the fridge to thaw (the more milk you add the more it will freeze solid). I had to make another just to make sure we had enough for every one else to try. I was told I have to make this at every function from now on. Thanks for the recipe and this is a new family favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
I like so many of Pam's recipes that I had to try this one and it is a 5 star hit. Taste like eggnog but much much lighter which I like and reminds me too of a Brandy Alexander but again lighter. I had a "gold" colored rum so I used half brown sugar and half white and it was excellant. Also used 2% milk. It doesn't freeze solid in the freezer but does get "crystals" from the milk that melt soon after pouring which too is great because it keeps this drink nice and cold. Rum and brandy can be adjusted to taste but I thought it was enough. Will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2006
This was such a hit. Tasted like a grown up milk shake. I added cinnamon and it turned out great. Will make all year. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2007
It was a little bland I might try adding some cinnamon or something to it next time. Read More
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