Cinnamon-Maple Cappuccino Brunch Punch

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This month, my husband and I are celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary.  I was thinking the other day how so much has changed in the past 12 years. Our nephews, who were 3 and 4 years old respectively when they were our ring bearers, are now in high school.  Everyone else in our wedding party has since gotten married and had kids. There are oh so many babies in our college friend group! Our Saturday nights are now spent folding laundry and barely staying awake long enough to catch the opening skit of our favorite late night comedy show, and instead of enjoying a mimosa while watching college football on game day, the preferred drink during brunch contains caffeine.

This brunch punch is similar to an authentic cappuccino.  A little bit of coffee and a lot of milk. It is served cold and is finished off with scoops of ice cream, a magical treat for all brunch goers.  Whether you’re holding a brunch for a birthday party, a wedding shower, baby shower or having people over to watch college football, this cappuccino brunch punch is a tasty treat for all!

We drink a lot of milk in our house.  We go through 2-3 gallons a week. My kids drink it with their meals and eat it with their cereal. I often use it in soups and dinner recipes, make polenta with it, put it in my oatmeal, and I always add milk to my coffee.

We eat a lot of other dairy products in our house too.  You can always find yogurt, string cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, and ice cream around here.  I generally feel good about feeding my family things that contain dairy. I feel like dairy keeps us feeling full longer because the products are full of substance. For more information on the health benefits of dairy and for some tasty recipes, visit the Dairy Good website.

I love supporting the dairy industry. Not only do I love the products, but I know some folks who work in the dairy industry here in Iowa, so it is important to me to support my local economy.  Much of the milk sold around here is produced locally, and this is true all over the country. I was excited to find out that milk is produced in every single state. This means everyone can get milk that is made locally.  So cool!

Okay, back to this brunch punch.  The third, magical ingredient in this cappuccino punch is vanilla ice cream.  Vanilla ice cream is probably my favorite dairy product of all! You will want to put the vanilla ice cream in this punch right before you serve it.  I bet you could get creative with the flavors of ice cream you add to this punch. Vanilla is always my preferred flavor of ice cream in almost all situations.

This punch is budget friendly, as are a lot of dairy products, plus you can always alter the recipes to meet your preferences.  I usually buy whole milk, but this punch can be made with skim milk or whatever kind you like. Most dairy products come in a variety of fat contents to adhere to your dietary needs.

Cappuccino Brunch Punch

Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 6 cups milk
  • 6 cups cold coffee
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon-sugar
  • 10 scoops vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  1. The night before, put 6 cups of brewed coffee in a container and store it in the fridge. 

  2. Right before serving,  make your punch.  Place chilled coffee and milk together in a punch bowl. Stir in maple syrup.  

  3. Add scoops of ice cream and top with cinnamon-sugar. 

  4. Serve!

Everyone will love this brunch punch!  I can’t wait to see who makes this! What a great way to enjoy your favorite coffee flavors with lots of milk!  Don’t forget to check out the Dairy Good website for information on dairy farmers, the health benefits of dairy products and some delicious recipes!

 

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