Mama Bender’s Peppermint-Eggnog Punch

Mama Bender’s Peppermint-Eggnog Punch


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:


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):


We make a few substitutions to make it slightly healthier.


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


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!


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


Add 1 tbsp. of the raspberry syrup.


Add in the peppermint ice cream and stir!!


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.


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


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!


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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