M.L. Bush's Milk Punch

From the cookbook A Taste of Hometown: The People, The Places, and The Food of Laurel and Jones County, featured in the December/January 2018 issue of Eat Drink Mississippi

During the holiday season, eggnog seems to be the seasonal drink of choice, but not everyone is so keen to the eggy beverage. If you want to get in on the holiday spirit and sip on something else, try out this Milk Punch recipe from the family of Bush Daity in Jones County. 

Serves 8-10

1 gallon whole milk 

1/2 gallon quality vanilla ice cream 

1 pint heavy cream 

1/2 cup simple syrup

1 tablespoon vanilla

1-1/2 teaspoons nutmeg 

Cinnamon, to taste 

Rum flavoring, to taste 

Mix all ingredients in a large punch bowl, Serve over ice and garnish with dusting of nutmeg and vanilla bean, if desired. 

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