There’s so much to love about the holidays. Sure it’s busy and things can get stressful. Well you know what? I’m just not going there. Nope. I’m only doing what I’m able do for my friends and family with joy. And those things I can’t do with joy? I’m letting them fly away, like dandelion puffs in the wind. Poof. Goodbye. Because Christmas is about joy and giving, not stress!
Got a great recipe to share today: Pink Peppermint Eggnog Punch. This is one of those yummy punch recipes you can put together in 5 minutes. No stress! It’s gorgeous, and the peppermint/eggnog combo is to die for. If you’re an eggnog lover you’ll flip for this punch. Perfect for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year’s parties.
I’m thankful to come from a family chock-full of gourmet cooks and bakers. My mom, sister, aunts and cousins are all excellent cooks. (It’s in the genes.) More importantly, and lucky for me, they share their recipes.
Last week, Aunt J was reading my Peppermint Stick Ice Cream post. She immediately thought of this punch recipe, kindly sent it along. Pink Peppermint Eggnog Punch is a favorite at their house during the holidays. She thought we (and you!) might enjoy it too. We tried it at our house and woo hoo! She was right on as usual. We all loved it.
Pink Peppermint Eggnog Punch makes a great punch for Christmas parties, Christmas Eve andNew Year’s Eve. It’s festive and pretty, super easy to make and tastes fabulous. So clink clink. Cheers to this punch. (And my Aunt J!)
(You can use homemade Peppermint Stick Ice Cream for this recipe. But homemade ice cream is a lot of work. I suggest store-bought peppermint stick ice cream for this recipe.)
Just three ingredients: eggnog, club soda and peppermint stick ice cream.
In a pitcher, mix together eggnog and club soda. Scoop ice cream into a punch bowl or glass. Pour the eggnog mixture over the ice cream. Float extra scoops of Peppermint Stick Ice Cream and garnish with crushed peppermint candies and candy canes. The punch magically turn pink as the ice cream melts. 🙂
Pink Peppermint Eggnog Punch
- Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 1 pint
- Eggnog regular or light, one quart
- Club soda chilled 1 liter (or to taste)
- Crushed peppermint candies or crushed candy canes
- Optional- peppermint stick or candy cane for garnish.
- Combine equal parts of chilled club soda and eggnog together in a punch cup or punch bowl.
- Float scoops of Peppermint Stick Ice Cream on top.
- Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies or crushed candy canes.
- Optional: Garnish with peppermint stick or candy cane.
You may also like: Peppermint Bark
Barbara Child says
Wonderful presentation! cer
I plan to use this festive punch for a New Years party! Love how it has 3 ingredients–and how can one go wrong with egg nog and peppermint ice cream??
I’m going to have to try this. We have a houseful of peppermint lovers!
Yum! So easy too! Thanks Allie!
Aunt Margie says
Too bad I didn’t see this earlier. I’ll reserve it for later…like tomorrow! It looks fabulous, and so festive, just like Aunt J.! :~)
Linda Jenkins says
This sounds so good. In fact, I plan to use it for some of our summer parties. Heading to Florida soon; I sure my family there can make good use of that recipe. 🙂
Christina @ Christina's Cucina says
Love this idea, Allie! Your aunt’s a genius and I’m so trying this!
Très belle idée et recette! Tu as raison, à Noël on doit se laisser importer par la joie et la bonne humeur et pas pour le stress! xoxo
Aunt Pinkie says
Oh, boy, does that ever look good! Love eggnog and peppermint! Can’t wait to try it!
Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek says
I don’t think you can go wrong with this one.
We love peppermint and eggnog. Never thought of putting them together.
Will be making this soon and probably often.
heather @french press says
I don’t think a more festive drink exists! LOVE the color o this
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Oh my gawsh, Allie… I am WITH you on the whole, “if I can’t do it with joy, I’m not doing it”. I have relegated myself to the fact that this year, Christmas probably won’t be fancy. I have no tree, two decorations, no lights, and no menu for Christmas eve or Christmas Day. And you know what, I have decided I am fine. My family will still love me despite all that. Right? lol. I sure hope so. Anyways, this punch is TOO pretty!!!! I am a sucker for anything pink and I am loving the peppermint eggnog flavors! I’m pretty sure I can manage to make this for Christmas eve!! 🙂 Pinned! Cheers, my dear! xo
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
I love how you think Allie – Christmas is indeed about joy and it’s totally pointless fretting!
As for this pink peppermint punch – just saying those 3 words together in one sentence makes me smile (like saying “cupcake” does)! This is a gorgeous drink – and seeing eggnog and club soda are mixed together – thinking out the eggnog, I think I would love this!
Manila Spoon (Abby) says
I love, love, love this Allie! So very festive! I agree, no need to stress out during the holidays so I thank you for sharing such a wonderfully easy and delicious holiday drink that’s totally fuss-free! Can’t wait to try it! Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season, too!
Dear Allie, this reminds me of a NY Egg Cream and I love it! Sounds like the perfect holiday drink for the whole family to enjoy. Such a splendid drink and so delicious, I am sure. Wishing you and your family a beautiful and joyful holiday season. xoxo, Catherine
Sherri @ Watch Learn Eat says
This pink peppermint punch looks amazing! So festive! 🙂 I can only imagine how delicious it tastes! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
Mandi Korn says
Looks yummy and easy to make, thanks for sharing. I just made your Cranberry with Lime Sugar, I will send you pics and will link my blog back to yours:o) Your so lucky to have cooks in your family, I did not, so I am learning as I go:o)
Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life says
What a yummy treat, Allie! Another recipe I must try! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season!
This recipe looks so delicious! Hi, I’m Anita visiting from Foodie FriDIY.
So festive and pretty, Allie! And, AMEN, Christmas is about joy and giving, not stress!
Christy Smith says
Heading to Austin, Texas to spend Christmas with my brother, sister in law and their awesome kiddos! I will bring along this recipe and try to duplicate for Christmas Eve. Think I will use my mom’s eggnog recipe with yours to make one of the best sounding and looking Christmas treats!! Thank you!
Oh I’m so happy you can go to Austin for Christmas and spend it with family. YAY!!! I don’t think I have your mom’s eggnog recipe. Can’t wait to hear how it turns out! Love you and have a wonderful, wonderful Christmas!!! XOXO
Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) says
Oh my goodness. This sound delightful. I might have to make it for New Year’s Eve!
Thank you Sarah, I hope you love it! We have served it at several holiday parties here and a big hit especially with the eggnog lovers. I’ve also been surprised to learn how many people have never tried eggnog before. Wondering if it is a New England thing. Our GA cousins had never tried it, but they did and loved it in this punch!
Boyd Kobe says
Well, now I have plenty of ideas what to bring to a party I’m attending! These look great, thank you.