We wait until Christmas eve to wrap our holiday gifts for giving. I used to tuck the little ones into bed, put on holiday movies and get wrapping. It’s a tradition that we have had for years. Now, I’m not saying all the gifts but, enough to feel the spirit of giving. I’ve always been somewhat of a night owl. What about you? We love having the holiday lights on, pretty wrapping papers and sipping on eggnog drinks. Now, we all gather round as the kids are older. But, our tradition remains the same. These are just a few of the delights of the season. #ShareYourDelight with me.
I can hardly believe how we anticipate this time each year. Yet, how quickly this time passes by. I have a few simple ways to dress up our eggnog and hot chocolate drinks to make things festive. When there are little ones in the home we still set out eggnog and cookies for Santa. I’m sure Santa enjoys that after working hard all year. Don’t ya think?
Easy Holiday Drink Ideas
Holiday Traditions begin with festive drinks.
What’s great about this eggnog treat is it’s so easy!
You just pour the eggnog into the glass. I used International Delight. They have their original a classic and vanilla eggnogs. I just love it when I find a eggnog that is just the right blend of flavors. Don’t you? It’s creamy texture and tastes well, delightful.
The trick for getting whip cream perfect is making sure you chill the bowl prior to starting. Make sure your whipping cream is cold. Don’t add confectioners sugar or vanilla until after you whip up the heavy whipping cream and it peaks. Add your whipping cream to your drink…..
Easy Holiday Drink Ideas
Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Now it, wouldn’t be Christmas with out pairing your eggnog with some Snickerdoodle cookies. At least in our house, that is. While the children where sleeping all nestled in their beds Santa slipped a little something extra into his eggnog. Then when his job was done he settled down for a long winter’s nap. At least until the kids were up the next day. If Santa needs to stay up add one cup strong coffee, about a cup or so of eggnog. Then top with whip cream and sprinkles. Either way I guarantee Santa will be happy.
Drink Topping Ideas for making eggnog and hot chocolate more festive:
- Whip Cream
- Grated Chocolate
- Crushed Peppermint
- Crushed Cookies
- Maraschino Cherries
- Coffee (strong)
- Shot of Espresso
- Coffee Ice Cream
- Vanilla Bean scraped
What would you top your eggnog or hot chocolate with? Did you know that International Delight has a New Milk Hot Chocolate and a New Dark Hot Chocolate?! Perfect for anytime you want a warm up!
For the kids during Christmas I warm up eggnog or hot chocolate then top with it whip cream and add cinnamon then top with a cherry or two. How do you make your drinks more festive?
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How do you enjoy your eggnog and hot chocolate?
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