Get Into the Holiday Spirit with Peppermint White Chocolate Eggnog

Get Into the Holiday Spirit with Peppermint White Chocolate Eggnog

December 06, 2022

When most people think about holiday drink recipes, things like gingerbread lattes, mulled wine, and absolutely anything eggnog comes to mind. Homemade eggnog, chocolate eggnog, peppermint eggnog, and even Rumchata eggnog recipes are all perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit. If you are looking to scratch that eggnog itch, this peppermint white chocolate eggnog recipe is a must-try Christmas concoction.

Drinking Temperature

Served at 140°F (60°C)

Ingredients

  • 1-quart eggnog
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup crushed candy canes
  • Whipped cream for topping (optional)
  • Coarsely chopped candy canes for topping (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine eggnog, crushed candy canes, and white chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the eggnog is heated through.
  2. Pour into an Ember Mug².
  3. Top with whipped cream, if desired.
  4. Enjoy!
A gif of a hand placing a peppermint stick into the whipped cream that fills a Gray Ember Mug². The mug sits on a dark green background and there is a gold spoon laying ontop of a lighter green napkin in the foreground.

Peppermint Sticks

Pair this with peppermint sticks or crushed peppermint candies by double-bagging them in Ziplock bags and crushing them with the flat side of a kitchen mallet. 

Ember Tips

 

What Does Eggnog Taste Like?

Never had eggnog but you are curious why so many people love it? You are in for a real treat!

Many people liken the flavor of eggnog to melted ice cream in that it is creamy, sweet, and delicious. Homemade eggnog is made using milk or cream, raw eggs, sugar, spices like vanilla and nutmeg, and alcoholic spirits. That said, alcohol-free eggnog is quite common as well.

 

What is the Best Way to Crush Candy Canes?

If you’ve never chopped candy canes before, approaching the job incorrectly can be incredibly messy.

Fortunately, crushing candy canes is super easy. All you need is a Ziplock bag and a hammer, or a food processor.

For the former, place the candy canes into a Ziplock bag, place a towel underneath the bag, and smash the candy canes with a hammer until they are the size you desire. For the latter, simply break the candy canes into pieces, place them into the food processor, and run the machine in short bursts until the candy cane pieces are the right size.

Afterward, store any unused candy cane bits in an airtight container.

 

What Should I Serve with Peppermint Eggnog?

This peppermint white chocolate eggnog goes wonderfully with a variety of sweet snacks, including:

  • Gingerbread cookies: Sweet and spicy, gingerbread cookies are a delicious and festive treat that pair perfectly with holiday drink recipes like peppermint eggnog.
  • Muffins: When it comes to muffins, there are a ton of possibilities as they come with fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, and more. For pairing with this homemade eggnog recipe, pumpkin spice muffins are excellent for balancing the minty sweetness of the eggnog.
  • Chocolate bread pudding: Want to indulge your sweet tooth? Then chocolate bread pudding with a dollop of fresh whipped cream is a decadently delicious side to go with your peppermint eggnog.

If you would prefer something savory to balance out the sweetness of the eggnog, try serving some ham and cheese stuffed mushrooms, a charcuterie board, or even just something crunchy to munch on like pretzels, crackers, or popcorn.

Christmas is a time of giving, so give yourself a little treat by trying out this peppermint white chocolate eggnog recipe. At the same time, give back to those in need by drinking your homemade eggnog out of the (Ember)ᴿᴱᴰ Edition, which gives a 3% donation to support global health programs with (RED) for each mug sold.






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