Chocolate Peppermint Eggnog
Traditional eggnog with a twist. A peppermint twist and a smooth chocolate flavor combine in this Chocolate Peppermint Eggnog. If you love chocolate, you’ll love this creative version of a classic.
Chocolate Peppermint Eggnog
Leave it to me to wait until the last minute to schedule my post for #SundaySupper. I was pretty excited about this week too. I guess somehow I still am, but with the Sandy Hook tragedy, truthfully that’s all I’ve been focused on.
I’ve definitely held my kids a little tighter, paid attention to them a bit more than I feel like I already do.
I know I am so blessed to have them in my lives, and we take things like that for granted everyday.
I get annoyed when the dishes aren’t done or when socks are left on the bathroom floor. But in the big scheme of things, it really doesn’t matter.
So to turn this theme around a little, I am celebrating. I am celebrating my children and being their mom. I am celebrating being a family and the precious time we spend.
And yes, I am looking forward to Christmas and spending more time with them then.
But no matter where I am, or how much I am celebrating, those that were lost to us Friday will not be forgotten.
I am praying for their families. My children are praying for their families, their loved ones. I can’t say much else without flying into another bit of sobbing and tears so I will end it there.
This has been such a difficult post to write, but I also feel better for it.
Writing about it can help heal the pain and confusion that comes with something like this. Don’t be afraid to express your sadness, your anger, your confusion … it all matters.
Anyway, let’s focus on the drink at hand. It’s seriously good. I will be honest, measurements for me are something I struggle with.
I usually just pour and taste, pour and taste.
I often use more chocolate syrup, less extract, more milk, more extract… you get it… until I come up with a delicious mixture.
At any rate, it’s a fun, festive party drink and is fun for celebrations.
It’s also the PERFECT drink the enjoy on a quiet evening, in front of the fireplace, lost in thought and deep concentration. Trust me, I know.
The Team is having a Holiday Cocktails and Appetizers party and we would love to have you join us this week!
- Glühwein from Magnolia Days
- Candy Cane Martini from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Chocolate Peppermint Eggnog from Daily Dish Recipes
- Cherry Bomb from Noshing with the Nolands
Holiday Appetizers or Hors d’oeuvres
- Prosciutto Goat Cheese Rolls with Fig Preserves and Arugula from Shockingly Delicious
- Potato Leek Soup from What Smells So Good
- 5 Quick & Easy Appetizers for Your Holiday Party from Webicurean
- Old fashioned Swedish Meatballs from I Run For Wine
- Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Bites from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Fried Green Beans with Wasabi Ranch from Juanita’s Cocina
- Salsa Baked Cheese from Home Cooking Memories
- Lip-smacking Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs from In The Kitchen with KP
- Onion marmalade with Bacon from Ruffles and Truffles
- Sweet Potato Dip from Mama’s Blissful Bites
- Baked Jalapeno Popper Ranch Dip from Weekend Gourmet
Can you believe all those goodies? I can’t wait for this party to start!
Recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Eggnog
Chocolate Peppermint Eggnog
- 4 cups of eggnog
- 2 cups cold milk
- ¼ cup Chocolate Syrup
- ½ teaspoon of pure peppermint extract
- 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
- Combine eggnog, milk, Chocolate Syrup, and extracts into a pitcher.
- Pour into glasses and serve with a candy cane. Serve Immediately.
What a gorgeous Cocktail! I can’t wait to try this one.
I’m not a huge eggnog fan but I think I’d love your version with chocolate and peppermint! It sounds great!
What a great creamy drink for the holidays! Eggnog and chocolate sound wonderful together.
Love your post and your words. I feel the same as you.
We also love eggnog, so I know we’d love this version!
So pretty! I will have to make this for my Husband. He loves egg nogs. Thanks for sharing.
You managed to put the right holiday flavors together in one drink! Lovely recipe Nicole, I love peppermint and chocolate.
Looks pretty darn dood to me.
Drooling, I have to make one of these!!
This looks fantastic!!!!! I can not wait to try it!
I couldn’t wait to see your recipe. I have everything on hand to try it out later tonight!
Beautifully said…I have also been holding my children tighter.
Adding chocolate and peppermint to eggnog sounds delicious!
Would you believe me if I told you that I’ve never had eggnog before?!?! It’s true! I think I could definitely get on board with it when combined with chocolate…this sounds yummy!
I’m not a fan of eggnog but this does look decadent
Nicole, what a beautiful post. I know that no matter how much we all complain about the mundane things in our lives that drive us crazy, we all know how lucky we are and appreciate every moment with our loved ones. I also LOVE this drink – you’ve got every single wonderful Christmas flavour in one steaming delicious mug. It’s the perfect thing to bring a bit of joy into our lives and to enjoy with our families. Happy holidays!
You’re exactly right…sometimes it’s good to let go of the little things and just show our family that we love them.
What an amazing twist on eggnog….I think I’d drink a lot more of it if it was always spiked with chocolate 🙂
Never tried those flavors together, sounds interesting!
So I’ve never been a big fan of egg nog, but this reminds me of my beloved peppermint chocolate chip shake. I think this is an egg nog I could love.
I am not much of an eggnog drinker, but I love the flavor twist!
Great post, and well written. LOVE the idea of celebrating my family this time of year!
No, they will not be forgotten. Family is #1 and every day we are reminded of how precious life truly is.
Chocolate-peppermint-eggnog sounds so interesting 🙂 Anything with chocolate is a winner for me. lol
Thank you for this post, Nicole.
I am not a fan of eggnog but this does sound tempting even to me. I would totally try this if it was served to my at a party
What a beautifully written post from the heart. And shat a wonderful holiday drink idea for the whole family. I love this, and so easy too. I love eggnog, but haven’t really played with it a great deal, but clearly need to.
Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing.
Such a heartfelt post and I agree with you!
All of my favorite flavors in one cocktail, chocolate, peppermint and eggnog!Love this 🙂
Totally never thought of chocolate and peppermint with eggnog!
Never cared for plain egg nog but with chocolate & mint … yummm ! will try this !
Love your twist on eggnog! I’m not a fan of straight-up eggnog, so I’m thinking this chocolate peppermint version would make the drink more likeable for me 🙂