Easy Eggnog Ice Cream Float Recipe

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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.

A drink with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks.

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.

Ingredients

The ingredients for a ginger ice cream sundae.
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Eggnog
  • 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.

Breyer's vanilla ice cream in a glass.
A person pouring eggnog into a glass.

Step 3: Top with the ginger ale. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon, if desired.

A bottle of sprite being poured into a glass.
An eggnog float with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick.

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.
Can I Use Light Eggnog?

Yes! Both the light and regular varieties of eggnog will work in this recipe.

Can I Use A Different Soda?

The ginger flavor pairs really well with the eggnog, so I don’t recommend substituting it.

A drink with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks.

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A glass of eggnog with cinnamon and whipped cream.
5 from 1 vote

Eggnog Ice Cream Float


Course Dessert, Desserts & Sweets, Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
This delicious Eggnog Ice Cream Float puts a fun holiday twist on a classic ice cream float, making it our new favorite treat for the holidays!

Ingredients
 

  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 ½ cups eggnog
  • ½ cup Ginger ale
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Cinnamon for topping

Instructions

  • 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

Notes

Make a boozy version with alcoholic eggnog or use the non-alcoholic variety and mix in a shot of bourbon.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 785kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 312mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 1024mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 83g | Vitamin A: 1618IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 752mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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