Mama Bender’s Peppermint-Eggnog Punch

Mama Bender’s Peppermint-Eggnog Punch

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YUM! You haven’t given eggnog a real chance until you’ve tried this recipe. My mom gets it from this really cool old recipe book:

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Yes, that says 1990! Hello, history! I think it’s from the days we lived in North Carolina. I lived there from when I was 2 until I was 6. Just a little fun fact for ya! Anyway, here is the recipe – I think this book is old enough that they wouldn’t mind me posting it!

Ingredients (makes 16 servings):

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We make a few substitutions to make it slightly healthier.

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Our peppermint ice cream is Dreyer’s Slow Churned and our eggnog is lowfat. Also, instead of using peppermint sticks, we add this:

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The story behind raspberry flavoring is that we used to use RASPBERRY ginger ale with this punch. But then they stopped carrying it :( So my mom improvised, and it tastes just as delightful!

Directions:

Pour all liquid ingredients into a pitcher big enough to hold everything.

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Add 1 tbsp. of the raspberry syrup.

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Add in the peppermint ice cream and stir!!

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But here’s a BIG TIP: keep several big chunks in there for consumption šŸ˜‰ This is why the punch is better when you drink it for the first time. Otherwise the ice cream melts and blends in.

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Finally, make sure to test the punch for safety reasons.

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Why yes, I am indeed wearing a bathrobe. I was on BREAK, ok?!?!

Separate the punch into glasses and serve! You are gonna love it!

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Nutrition Information (per 1 cup serving):

  • 165 calories
  • 3g fat
  • 29g carbohydrates
  • 0g fiber
  • 5g protein

I really hope that you will try this punch sometime during the holiday season. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed – even if you normally wouldn’t care for eggnog. That’s the beauty of the ginger ale – it cancels out the eggnog-like taste! Please let me know if you do try it in the comments!!

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1 skk November 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Hi, I don’t get peppermint ice cream where I live can you suggest a substitute?

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