Vanilla-Scented Holiday Milk Punch

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 15m

Makes 6 servings

Simple to mix, this warming punch is flecked with bits of real vanilla bean. For a final flourish, dust the top with cinnamon sugar if you like.


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup whiskey
  • 1/3 cup orange liqueur
  • 1/4 cup hazelnut liqueur
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon mixed with 2 teaspoons sugar; optional


Combine 1 cup cream with 3 tablespoons sugar in whipped cream whipper. Cover and refrigerate.

Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1/2 cup cream, remaining 1/2 cup sugar and milk in a heavy large saucepan. Scrape in the

seeds from the vanilla bean. Gradually heat the mixture until the surface shimmers. Stir in the whiskey and liqueurs and heat through.

Ladle the hot punch into small mugs or heatproof glasses. Top with whipped cream - and cinnamon sugar, if desired. Serve immediately.

Recipe created exclusively for by Ken Haedrich.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 4402

nutrition information per serving

478 calories; 26g total fat; 98mg cholesterol; 85mg sodium; 42g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 5g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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