Minted Nog


As if the shear horror of the calorie intake associated with sipping on eggnog isn’t enough, try adding peppermint ice cream, even more rum and ginger ale to the mix! Don’t worry, New Year’s resolutions are just around the corner. You can deal with it then. On to the decadent minted nog recipe…

Prep Time – 10 minutes | Calories – Disregard and enjoy


  • 1-quart peppermint ice cream
  • 1-quart eggnog
  • 4 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 cup rum or to taste
  • 24 small peppermint candy canes for garnish


  • Set aside a few small melon-sized scoops of ice cream per serving in the freezer. In a large bowl, stir remaining ice cream until softened. Gradually stir in eggnog and rum. Stir in ginger ale. Pour into serving mugs or glasses. Insert candy canes in mugs for garnish. Float reserved ice cream scoops on top and serve immediately.

Reference material in part from the following sources:, author NJMOM


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