years and years ago, good friends shared their favorite holiday punch recipe with us. it involved eggnog and ginger ale and peppermint ice cream, and whenever we described it to people they got eeked out, but whenever we served it to people, they were enchanted. flash forward to some recent lifestyle changes toward a more clean diet. inspired by the sight of several varieties of non-dairy eggnog options, i decided to create a new version of this strange-and-wonderful holiday drink recipe… introducing the holiday dairy-free eggnog float.
for the sake of time, i made this eggnog float with this store-bought almond milk “eggnog.” it does have sugar, but no strange added ingredients or fillers, which i love. if you want to make your own, here’s a gorgeous version from elana’s pantry (with no dairy, and no eggs!)
if you want, you can take this float to the next level and make it more like an old-fashioned egg cream, by adding a dose of all-natural ginger ale or seltzer water. there’s nothing like the taste-bud-tingling collision of bubbly, tart soda with creamy, milky nog. trust me. give it a go!
ready to wow your senses? here you go!
- 1 cup dairy-free eggnog
- 1 cup mint matcha ice cream (or dairy-free mint ice cream of your choice)
- 1 cup all-natural ginger ale or seltzer (optional)
- Divide eggnog evenly into two glasses.
- Top each glass with half of the ice cream.
- If desired, pour seltzer into side of each glass.
try it! i dare you! and when you do, come back and let me know what you think. Merry Christmas!