Hello, readers! How has December been treating you? I’ve got twinkling lights strung around my living room windows, and I’m looking outside at several inches of snow on the ground. The season is officially here. A towel is spread out by the door for wet boots, the cat is hiding out under the down comforter all day, and big pots of soup are being made, eaten, and then made again. Ah, winter.
If you’re looking for a celebratory beverage for this holiday season, I’ve got a great one for you: almond milk punch. It’s delicious, easy to make, and very festive. Some folks make their milk punch with regular milk or even heavy cream, but I prefer to use almond milk. I think it makes for a tastier and lighter milk punch. I mixed up a pitcher of this milk punch at my family’s Christmas celebration last year and it was a hit. It also makes a great New Year’s Eve cocktail!
Cheers, everyone! ~Inge
Holiday Almond Milk Punch
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
2 ½ cups almond milk (We like to use a mixture of regular almond milk and Blue Diamond’s coconut almond milk)
¾ cup bourbon or whiskey (We like to use Maker’s Mark)
¼ – ½ cup powdered sugar (depends on how sweet your almond milk is)
½ tablespoon vanilla extract
Place all of the ingredients in a festive pitcher. Whisk to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve in small glasses over ice. Garnish each glass with freshly grated nutmeg, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!