Green Pastures' Milk Punch

Milk Punch is an historic recipe that passed from 17th century England into the parlours of the Old South. Green Pastures, one of Austin's oldest restaurants, honors this recipe by serving it every week as part of their Sunday brunch. It's a nice way to pass the time on a hot Texas afternoon.

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup white rum
  • 1 ½ ounces of brandy
  • 3 ice cubes
  • Nutmeg
  1. Combine ice cream, milk, bourbon, run, brandy and ice cubes in a blender. Blend until ice cream is liquefied and mixture has smooth texture of a thin milk shake. Serve in wine glasses and sprinkle with nutmeg.
  2. Serve in wine glasses and sprinkle with nutmeg.
  3. Makes about 5 cups.

Note: Freshly ground nutmeg always tastes better! This recipe was originally printed in the excellent book, Texas Old-Time Restaurants and Cafes.

Ready in: 7 Min

Kitchen tools you'll need for Green Pastures' Milk Punch:
Blender, Nutmeg Grinder

Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell