Moose Milk: the Canadian military cocktail

I must stress: this has nothing to do with moose cheese made from real moose milk. This is Moose Milk, a cocktail made from liquor, cream, and egg yolks beaten with sugar, as described by Gastro Obscura:

While the Canadian military lays claim to the invention of the cocktail, which division made it first is uncertain. The navy, army, and air force each make their own versions, all hearty concoctions using a diverse array of liquor options (soldiers often used whatever was on hand, but it’s best to stay in the realm of whiskey, rum, and vodka). In an interview with Imbibe magazine, Michael Boire, a retired Canadian army major who first tried Moose Milk while serving in the Royal Highland Regiment, called the stuff “high-propulsion eggnog,” noting that, “everybody in uniform has tasted it at one time or another.”

Here are the ingredients GO used:

  • 1 cup cold coffee (8oz)
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1.5 cups good vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ cup (2 fl oz) rum, whiskey, and/or vodka*
  • 2 tablespoons (1 fl oz) Kahlua
  • Nutmeg or dark chocolate shavings, to garnish

*Apparently, to make it like the Canadian military, you need to double the amount of alcohol.

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