Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Ginger-Vanilla Milk Punch wakes up your holiday spirit. This crisp winter sipper is full of citrus and zippy ginger.
1 qt. 2% reduced-fat milk
2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup sugar
2 (1/4-inch-thick) fresh ginger slices
2 lemon rind strips
1 orange rind strip
1 vanilla bean, split
Dark rum (optional)
Bring milk, cream, sugar, ginger, lemon rind strips, orange rind strip, and split vanilla bean to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 20 minutes. Strain mixture into a pitcher. If desired, stir in 2 Tbsp. dark rum per 1 cup punch just before serving.