Peppermint Egg Nog Punch is the perfect family friendly holiday party drink!
Christmas is going to be a little different this year for our family. We are having a “destination” Christmas. This will be the first Christmas I have ever spent away from home. I’m a little nervous about the whole thing but my kids are really excited. As a result, we won’t be holding our traditional Christmas Eve fondue dinner and program although I think we’ll have a delayed party when we get back from our trip.
Christmas Eve Tradition
One of the things we always do on Christmas Eve is sing carols. After our traditional Christmas Eve fondue dinner and then acting out of the nativity, we gather around the piano for some Christmas Carols. We can get a little silly at times and it never fails but that one of the carols we like to sing is “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.”
It is fun to sing because Grandma is usually with us on Christmas Eve and the grandkids think it’s fun to sing about Grandma “drinking too much egg nog and getting run over by a reindeer walking home from our house Christmas Eve…” Pretty silly but we love it.
So besides singing silly Christmas songs another family tradition is that we have egg nog punch every Christmas Eve! So I guess it’s my fault Grandma got run over by a reindeer – I served her egg nog punch
How to Make Peppermint Eggnog
But don’t worry, this eggnog punch is totally safe. There is no alcohol involved. All you need is some store bought eggnog, peppermint ice cream and lemon lime soda!
You can miss up a big batch in a punch bowl or just mix it up by individual cupfuls. Add a scoop of peppermint ice cream to a cup of eggnog and a splash of lemon lime soda.
Christmas Eve Games
We also love to play fun games on Christmas Eve and you can check out all the past Minute to Win It Games we have played over the years – Christmas Minute to Win It, More Christmas Minute to Win it, Even More Christmas Minute to Win It.
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Peppermint Egg Nog Recipe
Peppermint Eggnog Punch
- 1 half gallon egg nog
- 1 qt peppermint ice cream
- 4 cups Lemon Lime Soda add up to 5 cups, based on preference
- Crushed candy cane to garnish
- Pour egg nog and lemon lime soda into punch bowl.
- Add peppermint ice cream
- Garnish with crushed candy cane.