Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch

If you're not familiar with milk punch, get ready for a treat in a glass. This Southern cocktail recipe, popular in New Orleans, is smooth, sweet and dangerously drinkable. It's a perfect drink for the holiday season since it's a little bit like eggnog, only without the egg. But don't save this drink for the winter months only. While the classic version requires a cocktail shaker and is served over ice, our version of the bourbon milk punch recipe is frozen, which means this concoction is great for warmer weather, if you need a little bit of winter in July.

This frozen bourbon milk punch recipe makes eight servings, so it's a great drink to make for a group brunch or at-home happy hour. It's also an easy cocktail to make, with just a few minutes of prep time and a blender. Start by making your own simple syrup by heating an equal amount of sugar and water together in a saucepan and stirring until the sugar dissolves. Make sure you let the simple syrup cool to room temperature before you add it to the other ingredients. You can also make the simple syrup a day or two before so that it's ready to go when it's time to mix up this tasty cocktail (and if you do a lot of at-home cocktail mixing, keeping a bottle of simple syrup in the refrigerator is a great way to make cocktail time even easier).

Add whole milk, your favorite bourbon, pure vanilla extract, the simple syrup, and vanilla ice cream together in a blender and mix until smooth and creamy. Pour the mixture into glasses and garnish with nutmeg or other spices. You could add a cinnamon stick, too, as a fun stirrer. Then gather your friends, put on some good jazz, hand out the glasses of bourbon milk punch and pretend you're in the French Quarter!

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Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch

Cool off with this Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch, a specialty from New Orleans. This Milk Punch is the perfect afternoon drink!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup Bourbon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream


  • In a blender blend together milk, bourbon, vanilla, simple syrup, and ice cream until creamy. Pour into glasses and garnish with a bit of grated nutmeg.


Add a little hint of spice to your Milk Punch by adding some cinnamon.
Make your own simple syrup by boiling together 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water. Take off the heat and cool completely before using.

Perfect Pairing

Serve this Frozen Milk Punch with another New Orleans favorite, the Muffuletta.
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Calories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 92mgPotassium: 275mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 400IUVitamin C: 0.8mgCalcium: 210mg