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This easy Eggnog Ice Cream Float puts a fun holiday twist on a classic ice cream float. It’s the perfect addition to your next Christmas party!
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Eggnog Ice Cream Float
Don’t be fooled into thinking that ice cream floats are just for summer! We love this classic treat all year round! Nothing beats the combination of cold, creamy ice cream and sweet fizzy soda and now we’ve got a special version that’s perfect for the holiday season!
Easy to make, this tasty recipe starts with rich vanilla ice cream, which is topped with creamy eggnog. Then it’s followed by a splash of spicy ginger ale and sweet whipped cream. Add some bourbon to make an adult version or keep it alcohol free for a family friendly treat.
Sweet, indulgent, and full of holiday flavor, this drink is perfect for a holiday party, movie night, or just a fun family dessert. It’s super easy to make and ready to go in minutes.
Why We Love This Recipe
Festive – Eggnog your ordinary ice cream float recipe with a classic holiday beverage, for a festive and fun Christmas treat.
Easy – This yummy drink couldn’t be easier. Just add three ingredients to your glass and you’re done!
Great for Parties – You can make this easy treat in a boozy or non-alcoholic version so it’s really great for holiday party guests of all ages.
- Vanilla ice cream
- Ginger ale
- Whipped cream for topping
- Cinnamon for topping
How to Make Eggnog Floats
Step 1: Add 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream to your glass.
Step 2: Pour the eggnog over the ice cream.
Step 3: Top with the ginger ale. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon, if desired.
Tips & Tricks
- Try using cinnamon ice cream in place of the plain vanilla. Or for even more eggnog flavor, you can use eggnog ice cream.
- Make it boozy! You can buy alcoholic eggnog or use the non-alcoholic variety and mix in a shot of bourbon.
- Make it extra festive for the holidays, by adding some freshly grated nutmeg and Christmas sprinkles. You can also rim your glass with red or green sugar.
Yes! Both the light and regular varieties of eggnog will work in this recipe.
The ginger flavor pairs really well with the eggnog, so I don’t recommend substituting it.
More Holiday Drinks and Cocktails
- Christmas Milkshake
- Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail
- Gingerbread Milkshake
- Vanilla Spiced Eggnog
- White Chocolate Peppermint Martini
Eggnog Ice Cream Float
- Add 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream to your glass.3 scoops vanilla ice cream
- Pour the eggnog over the ice cream.1 ½ cups eggnog
- Top with the ginger ale. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon, if desired.½ cup Ginger ale, Whipped cream, Cinnamon