New Year’s Milk Shots Recipe

| December 20, 2019 | 28 Comments

It is extremely interesting to learn and understand the various cultural traditions that many countries celebrate especially at the New Year. People tend to think of January 1st as a new beginning. This is a thought that is held by people throughout the world. No matter if you are watching the ball drop with our newest drink in your hands, New Year’s Milk Shots, and making New Year’s Resolutions in Canada ,or you are eating grapes for good luck in Mexico, tradition plays a huge part in the celebration of this holiday.

New Year’s “Milk” Shots
New Year’s Milk Shots

New Year Celebrations Around the World

Spain

Spain celebrates the New Year with the most lavish parties and festivals. Being that this country is steeped in religion, many people dress in brand new clothes and come together at the stroke of midnight to pray. These are prayers for good fortune in the New Year. The locals refer to this as Nochevieja.

New year’s day in a restaurant in Spain

Mexico

Mexico is a culture full of colour and excitement and New Year’s Eve is no different. There are wonderful parties with delicious food and drink. At midnight, Mexicans believe that if you eat twelve grapes they will bring you good luck through each of the twelve months of the New Year. This tradition began in Spain during the early portion of the Twentieth century and soon became popular in Peru, Portugal, and Mexico. The sweeter the grape, the better luck you will have. A sour grape represents a difficult month. The tradition states that you should have the grapes ready and eat each grape with the chiming of the clock. As the first grape in eaten then you are to name that grape January and so forth with the next eleven grapes.

Germany

In Germany, you cannot speak of New Year’s Eve without referring to the famous forth century Pope, Saint Sylvester. December was considered a day of feasting which would celebrate Saint Sylvester. These celebrations also include dancing, drinking, and various other fun activities. One of the most famous fortune-telling games the Germans play on New Year’s Eve consists of dropping a molten lead ball into extremely cold water. The shape of the ball tells the future, when it is solidified. A heart shaped or ring shaped it means that a wedding will take place in the coming year. If the ball takes the shape of a ship, then there is travel in the future. If the molten ball forms a pig when solidified, then food will be plentiful in the coming year.

Scotland

In Scotland, New Year’s Eve is also, referred to as Hogmanay and New Year’s Day is often called Daft Days. “Night of the Candle” is another name for New Year’s Eve. Many people enjoy biscuits called Hogmanay. The Scots also believe it is important to clean your house before the New Year. This is supposed to clean out the negative energy acquired throughout the year. Many like to burn Juniper branches in their home to help with the purification process.

New year’s day in Japan- Traditional costume

Japan

The people of Japan begin planning New Year’s Celebrations in the middle of December by collecting special cards, which are to be delivered on New Year’s Day with the help of a large group of students that are hired to deliver these special cards. Shinto tradition also speaks of cleaning their home before the New Year. Many Buddist temples ring their bells 108 times to clear the evil. This procedure is to ensure that they will begin the New Year free of evil. Osechi ryori is a food that is prepared many days before the January 1st festivities.

As you can see, New Year traditions are unique and special around the world!

How do you celebrate the New Year? Comment below!

New Year’s Milk Shots Recipe
New Year’s Milk Shots Recipe

New Year’s Milk Shots Recipe

Makes 6-8 shots

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Milk
  • ⅓ cup Heavy whipping cream
  • ⅓ cup Spiced rum
  • ¼ cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • Silver and gold sprinkles
  • White cake icing
  • Shot glasses
New Year’s “Milk” Shots
New Year’s Milk Shots ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place the milk, heavy whipping cream, spiced rum, powdered sugar and vanilla extract into a mixing bowl, and beat on high for 1-2 minutes. Place the mixture into the freezer while you prepare the shot glasses.
New Year’s “Milk” Shots
New Year’s Milk Shots-adding the rum to a bowl

2. Dip the lip of each shot glass into the white cake icing, coating the rim well.

New Year’s “Milk” Shots
Coating the rim of a shot glass with white icing.

3. Roll the icing dipped shot glass rim into the silver or gold sprinkles.

4. Allow the icing to harden.

5. Pour the cold drink mixture into the shot glasses, and serve immediately.

New Year’s “Milk” Shots
New Year’s Milk Shots

 

New Year’s Milk Shots Recipe
Servings: 6 Shots
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Milk
  • cup Heavy whipping cream
  • cup Spiced rum
  • ¼ cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • Silver and gold sprinkles
  • White cake icing
  • Shot glasses
Instructions
  1. Place the milk, heavy whipping cream, spiced rum, powdered sugar and vanilla extract into a mixing bowl, and beat on high for 1-2 minutes. Place the mixture into the freezer while you prepare the shot glasses.
  2. Dip the lip of each shot glass into the white cake icing, coating the rim well.
  3. Roll the icing dipped shot glass rim into the silver or gold sprinkles.
  4. Allow the icing to harden.
  5. Pour the cold drink mixture into the shot glasses, and serve immediately.

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Comments (28)

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  1. krisha4444 says:

    oh my gosh that look and sounds absolutely delish! totally giving this a try. i like changing it up instead of having the same old shot

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    That was a very interesting post. In Germany everyone also let’s off fireworks when the clock strikes midnight to celebrate the arrival of the New Year, normally a toast is also made to the New Year with champagne or sparkling wine.

  3. Jenn says:

    So neat learning about these different celebrations. New Years is always a fun time! I love the idea of these milk shots too!

  4. JoKing says:

    These days I have a nice dinner and ring in the new year quietly or with a few close friends.

  5. Lisa L says:

    These sound like some fun New Year Celebrations. I am a home body so I enjoy watching the celebrations on TV and celebrating with my family.

  6. Shirley P says:

    The milk shots look delcious and festive

  7. Sandra Dufoe says:

    This was very interesting article. Love the recipe.

  8. Leanne says:

    Interesting article. Love the idea of cleaning your whole house before the new year, starting out fresh .These shots sound amazing too . They would be good for Christmas as well just replace the sprinkles with green and red.

  9. Calvin says:

    Very nice, a good creative beverage to end off the year and into the next. I haven’t heard of this before.. very cool!

  10. Jenny b says:

    I love how fun New Year’s is everywhere! The milk shots are sound delicious especially since I love spiced rum.

  11. Paresh Pandya says:

    that looks delicious

  12. hmrcarlson says:

    With four kids in our family, my hubby and I prefer to stay home on New Year’s Eve. We always have Montreal bagels 🥯, lox, cream cheese, capers and red onions as our special supper as we watch the ball drop.

  13. Micheline says:

    I was really interesting reading how the different countries celebrate New Years.

  14. Kristi says:

    They sound interesting but I’d more likely to have the grapes for good luck on New Year’s!

  15. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    Like spiced rum, will try this

  16. Sandra Dufoe says:

    These are amazing thanks for the recipe.

  17. I loved how you let us know some of the traditions around the world. I am going to try the New Year’s Milk Shot next year for sure!

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