Saturday, January 1, 2011

Peppermint Eggnog Float

I used to hate eggnog especially as a child but over the years I have discovered with just the right variations, eggnog can be quite delicious. I was wanting to add peppermint extract this year and make a creamy, peppermint eggnog - then I cam across this recipe and read that people who usually hate eggnog love this drink. So I had to try it and take it to a Christmas party where I knew there would be lots of eggnog haters. Yes, it worked! They all loved it. The way the cold soda hits the ice cream and fizzes into a thick foam, the swirls of pink and white, and the delicious candy cane flavor as you stir your drink with your peppermint stick. It's an icy cold dream!!

Peppermint Eggnog Float

  • 2 liter bottle of ginger ale
  • 1/2 gallon of eggnog
  • 1 container of Dryer's peppermint ice cream
  • Candy canes/peppermint sticks
Reserve 3 scoops of ice cream in the freezer for later. Melt remaining ice cream to room temperature. Pour into punch bowl. Add eggnog and then ginger ale. Stir. Place frozen scoops on top and sprinkle with crushed peppermint pieces (the soft kind). Use candy canes to decorate the bowl and as stir sticks for the cups. Fill tiny glasses with drink and top with whipped cream and cinnamon.

1 comment:

mmmhealthyfoodie said...

These pictures look so good. MMMmmm! As a person who loves to cook and bake in my kitchen at home, I would simply offer a friendly recommendation. When using egg-based recipes, maybe try pasteurized shelled eggs. Especially when you have sunny-side eggs, (fried eggs,) raw cookie dough, anything to that affect which leaves some part of the egg raw. Only reason I say this is because I am concerned with what I eat,and also look at those who I’m cooking for. With all these recent egg recalls, you can never be to sure. You should check them out.