A delicious, creamy, naughty milk tart liqueur
Milk tart is one of my favourite comforting desserts. The creamy milk tart sprinkled with cinnamon conjures up feelings of happiness and good times. It’s also a South African favourite.
So it’s not surprising at all that someone took this delicious dessert and turned it into a cocktail shooter.
How do you make milk tart shooters? It’s really simple – you combine condensed milk, evaporated milk, some naughty vodka and sprinkle with ground cinnamon to serve.
Because of its popularity, a few companies jumped on the bandwagon and started to produce this shooter commercially. But none of them tastes as good as the homemade version. Which of course, you can make as strong as you like.
When are milk tart shooters served?
Well, anytime really. A celebration, a party, a braai (bbq). But let me set the scene…
The salads, potato dishes and braaibroodjies (basically toasted sandwiches made on the bbq) has been made. The meat is spiced and is sitting in its silver bakkie (metal roasting dish). The rugby match is now over, there were cries of celebration or the licking of wounds.
The fire has been blazing since half-time, but now everyone is huddled around standing in the smoke, sipping on their wine, whisky, or Klippies and coke (brandy and coke).
Music is playing in the background, people are laughing and talking. Then Kurt Darren comes on. Half the party roll their eyes, the other half begins to sokkie. Before the first lamb chop hits the grill, shots are being poured and someone is yelling “waar is die kaneel?” or “where is the cinnamon?” before they hand out a round of melktertjies.
But it isn't just a shooter...or so we discovered
Once, some time back, I made a batch of melktertjies and forgot it in the fridge before we left for a weekend gathering. Which meant we had about a litre of this delicious drink between my husband and myself.
Now, we didn’t just sit down and knock back shots like 20-year olds. Instead, we enjoyed this drink poured over ice on the hot summer evenings, like sensible adults. Similar to how you would enjoy some Amarula or some Bailey’s.
- 1 tin condensed milk
- 1 tin evaporated milk
- 300 ml vodka or fill up the condensed milk tin with vodka
- Empty the tin of condensed milk and evaporated milk into a jug or mixing bowl.
- Measure out the vodka. I use the condensed milk tin to measure out the vodka. If you want more of a kick, use the evaporated milk tin.
- Mix all the ingredients together, and place them into a bottle.
- Chill the mixture for an hour or so before serving.
- To serve, pour out shots, sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Cheers!
The amount of vodka you add to this mix can be anywhere between 300 - 400ml, this is dependent on how sweet or how much of a punch you want the shooter to have.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 22 Serving Size: 1 Shooter
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120