Monday, December 24, 2012

Mint-and-White-Chocolate Milk Punch

Mint-and-White-Chocolate Milk Punch
I like to have a nice warm drink for the family as we are decorating the house or setting up the Christmas Tree.  It makes everything feel special.  I saw a section of recipes for Milk Punch in the December issue of Southern Living magazine.  The recipe that caught my eye was the Mint-and-White Chocolate Milk Punch.  I love mint during the Holiday time.  To me, it is a holiday flavor.  I like any type of chocolate.   I made this drink for the family the other evening as we were busy doing holiday stuff.  It was rich, creamy, had a hint of mint with a touch of vanilla.  MMM  was  it  ever so good.

To make this delicious drink you start with heavy cream and 2% reduced fat milk.  To the milk add sugar and a  split vanilla bean.  You bring the liquid to a simmer, stirring often.  Remove the milk from the heat and add fresh mint.  Cover the pot and let the milk "steep" for 8 minutes.  You remove the mint and the vanilla bean.  Add the white chocolate to the milk and cook it until all the chocolate has melted stirring constantly.  Pour into mugs and enjoy.
This milk punch is going to be a tradition in the Saucier Household.  Everyone really liked it:)

Mint-and-White Chocolate Milk Punch
From Southern Living Magazine


2 cups heavy cream
1 quart 2% reduced-fat milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean, split
3 fresh mint sprigs
1 (4 ounce) white chocolate baking bar, chopped
Mint, for garnish


1. In a large saucepan, bring the heavy cream, reduced-fat milk, sugar, and vanilla bean to a simmer over medium heat.  Stir often.

2. Remove the milk mixture from the heat and add the mint sprigs.  Cover and let stand 8 minutes.

3.Discard the mint and vanilla bean.  Add  the white chocolate to the milk and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, 2 minutes, or until the chocolate is melted.

 4. Pour into mugs and garnish with  fresh mint  if desired.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, minty milk. Sounds delicious. Merry Christmas!