Royal Canadian Air Force Moose Milk Recipe

by Chuck Stanley


It is New Year’s Eve, so in order to assist those aviators and airport bums who enjoy entertaining at home, I present the secret recipe for the concoction known to RCAF personnel as “Moose Milk”.

Originally made with milk obtained from a lactating Alces alces, that practice was eventually curtailed.  The North American Moose (Alces alces) is the largest member of the deer family. In addition to being quite large, they tend to become quite irritated when rowdy aviators start tugging on their mammary parts.

It seems that far too many pilots and flight crew members began attending morning “sick parades” due to a variety of “non-combat related” injuries, leaving no one to provide air cover for the country.

Because it is more fun to celebrate Hogmanay when not in traction or a wheelchair, the intrepid aviators of the RCAF now use milk provided by diary farmers, thus making milk harvesting less risky than flying combat missions.



12 Egg yolks
40 Oz Canadian Whiskey
40 Oz Rum
5 Oz Kahlua
10 Oz Maple Syrup
40 Oz Milk (homogenized whole milk – don’t use skim!)
40 Oz Heavy Whipping Cream (not canned)
1 Cup Sugar

Beat yolks until fluffy and well mixed.
Add sugar and beat mixture until thick.
Stir in milk and liquor
Chill at least 3 hours. Best if can sit overnight.
Then: Whip cream until good and thick (canned whip cream will go flat, so avoid canned cream)
Fold in whipped cream (it will appear as if it has totally thinned out, but don’t worry, that is normal)
Chill for another hour.
Sprinkle the top with nutmeg and cinnamon.]
Should be kept chilled because of the raw eggs.
This should not be a problem as Moose Milk tends to disappear quite quickly.

This recipe will serve a crowd of fifty….

Or about ten pilots.

Bonus videos. The RCAF Snowbirds demonstration team at Oshkosh 2016

About Chuck Stanley

Dr. Charlton (Chuck) Stanley is a board certified forensic psychologist, with interests in aviation psychology, peace officer selection and training, ethics and communication skills.
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4 Responses to Royal Canadian Air Force Moose Milk Recipe

  1. Terry Welshans says:

    I’m in, for both. It will take half a bottle of Lactase though if in indulge in the Moose Milk. My lactose intolerance is really hard on me this time of year as I do so enjoy a little bourbon in my eggnog.

    The first time I watched the Snowbirds was in 1986 while living in Seattle. They flew beautiful nine-ship formations over the Tacoma bay. First time for me to see that many aircraft performing that close.

    • The Canadians do not take a back seat to anyone when it comes to flying skill.

      For the lactose intolerant, I have a couple of other recipes, as well as a bottle of The Macallan Rare Cask for the most special visitors to my humble abode.

  2. rafflaw says:

    My cholesterol count went up just reading that recipe!! 🙂

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