Wednesday 1 December 2010

Milk Liqueur

It’s December again, my favorite month of the year…… I love this Christmas season, cold winter days, smell of baked goodies, wines, Christmas decorations……the season I eagerly wait for every year….mostly to bake Fruit cakes :)…… hope you all have started your Christmas preparations by now… Here I have already made my wines and baked my first batch of Fruit cakes :)……

Now coming to the recipe for Milk Liqueur, I saw this recipe at Donna Currie’s place originally from Serious Eats…. I immediately wanted to make this Liqueur, but living in a country where alcohol is prohibited it’s impossible to get Vodka or Grappa …. So my next option was using homemade wines :)… so I tried this recipe with my Mixed Fruit Wine and we really loved it… I am now eagerly waiting for my next summer vacation to try its original version with Vodka…. So you can understand how much we loved this one :)…It’s something different and unique… If you like Baileys Irish Cream you will definitely like this too… so try making Milk Liqueur this Christmas and impress your guests…. you only need 5 ingredients and 10 days to make this unique drink :)....

Milk Liqueur
2 1/2 cups grappa or unflavored vodka
2 cups whole milk
2 cups sugar
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (preferably 70%), grated
1/2 lemon, seeded and chopped, with rind
  • Pour the grappa and milk into an impeccably clean half-gallon glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Scoop in the sugar, chocolate, and lemon. Cover the jar tightly and shake well to help the sugar begin to dissolve. It will look curdled; that's as it should be, and perfectly safe. Set aside in a cool, dark place and shake or stir with a clean spoon every day for 10 days. Set a cheesecloth-lined colander over a bowl and pour in the mixture. When the mixture has finished draining, squeeze the cloth to release as much of the liquid as possible, and discard the solids.
  • Line a sieve with a paper coffee filter. Pour in the liqueur and let the mixture drip through the clean bowl—this can take up to 24 hours. Change the filter when it becomes clogged with the residue from the liqueur. I repeat this step once or twice more after all of the liqueur has passed through to clarify it as much as possible.
  • Pour the liqueur into a decanter with a tight-fitting top. It will keep at room temperature for up to six months.

Sending this to Ria for the Monthly Mingle- Chocolate Extravaganza, originally started by Meeta

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  1. Yum..this looks and sounds so good!!Never tried making wine at home,but I have to say,this sounds so do-able!!Adding chocolate is such a great idea!!

  2. Lovely clicks and interesting drink

  3. Great Recipe which only experts can do :)..lots of possibilities to flaw when you work, mixing milk and alcohol, right?

    Kudos to you!..and the lovely looking drink!!!

    Still, I am missing to see the first and the last pic!..:(

  4. this is so unique! can't imagine how the taste will be. lovely post for the festive season :)

  5. I love to have a grappa straight just from the fridge in a small liqueur glass but never had llike this. Indeed really unique. I am glad i don'tlive there as i love my cocktails, wines etc....

  6. You are very good Swapna, if i was living any where closer,i would have visited to grab a bottle of homemade wine. Going to make it this weekend.

  7. Perfect holiday drink :-)Recently I saw a couple of drinks that use milk and I was wondering how the taste would be. But from your words I'm convinced :-)

  8. It sounds very interesting!Let me see if I can give it a try this time.

    Thank for participating with us for the Monthly Mingle!

  9. New to me! (Alcohol = Poor GK in my case) :) THis surely looks golden beauty!


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