Christmas Drinks – Snowman Floats

snowman floats - a fun and yummy Christmas drink for kids (and adults!)These snowman floats have been a long time Christmas classic treat around here. They are cute, festive, and simple to pull together.

I try to keep the supplies on hand through the month of December for last minute get togethers or just as a special treat during a movie or game time with our family of four. snowman floats - a fun and yummy Christmas drink for kids (and adults!)

We love the combination of peppermint icecream and Gingerale, but adapt to your families tastes and dub it any fanciful Christmas name and make it a yearly tradition!

This year we tried the peppermint icecream with perrier sparkling water and enjoyed that version, too!

snowman floats - a fun and yummy Christmas drink for kids (and adults!)

To make these Snowman Floats you will need:

-Peppermint Icecream
-Gingerale (I use Green tea flavored gingerale if I can find it!)

A smashed up candy cane makes for a pretty presentation – I store the broken ones in a ziplock baggy until I find some use for them (like garnishing the edge of a glass for these floats!)

When ready to make serve in pretty glasses and garnish with a candy cane.
These glasses are from Pioneer Woman and are my favorite!

snowman floats - a fun and yummy Christmas drink for kids (and adults!) snowman floats - a fun and yummy Christmas drink for kids (and adults!) snowman floats - a fun and yummy Christmas drink for kids (and adults!) snowman floats - a fun and yummy Christmas drink for kids (and adults!)

 

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The other of our favorite Christmas drinks is Eggless Eggnog. I enjoy eggnog in all forms – my grandma use to make it with raw eggs (from her own chickens) and it was delicious, even if it creeped me out a little bit!

I found this recipe a few years ago and it is a fun eggless variation of eggnog.

This needs to sit in the fridge for a while before hand, so make sure to account for that when making it!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 gallon cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) Instant French Vanilla Pudding
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract*
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon*
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg*

*I added more of these because I like them 🙂

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A few hours before serving:

  1. In a bowl whisk 3/4 cup milk and pudding until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Refrigerate until serving.

 

Jessica Lynette

16 Comments

  1. Your Eggless Eggnog will not just make an appearance at my Christmas parties but I predict a continuing engagement. Due to a medical issueI can only drink water or milk, so this is absolutely amazing – can't wait to try it!

      • These look so good! And that 'Please Do Not Consume' will definately be a aimed at myself nore than anyone else!

        Having special drinks and keeping the supplies on hand – fabulous idea!

  2. Love your Snowman floats! Great idea. We have enjoyed the Eggless Eggnog..sugar free version..for several years. I use 1/2 half n half for milk..and add 2-3 tsp. rum extract. Just made some yesterday and it’s amazing!!

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