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Add this Candy Cane Punch to your list of Christmas party drinks this season! Peppermint ice cream, milk, fizzy 7UP®, and crushed candy canes make this festive ice cream punch perfect for young and old alike!
Oh MAN I can not even tell you what a headache it was in this house testing this delicious Candy Cane Punch out with my family! It's no secret, I have 3 of the best taste-testers in the food blogging industry living right here in my home. I'm so lucky! I only wish my blogger friends could have these guys helping them out.
The problem with writing is that you can't easily detect sarcasm.
It's DRAMA, friends. When they see me testing out a fun looking recipe like this one, they want it and have zero patience waiting for it to be done. God forbid I need to tweak the recipe in any way. Or even, GASP, remake it totally different! Add in the fact that this recipe has mint flavoring and there were borderline tears. Silas hates mint, but desperately wanted this drink to taste good because it looked so good. Alas, he did not and was really disappointed.
I'm sorry, buddy.
The rest of us in this family, however, are MAJOR mint fanatics. I get really excited when I start seeing candy canes in the stores at the start of the Christmas season - they are one of my favorite treats this time of the year. We absolutely love entertaining and this Candy Cane Punch will be a festive drink I turn to again and again! It is so simple to put together, I'm planning on having a few containers of peppermint ice cream in the freezer and some bottles of 7UP® on the ready for guests.
I prepared this punch in a mixing bowl with a pour spout and then just poured the finished punch into the decorated glasses, but this would look super pretty in a punch bowl set out for a party as well. The 7UP® gives it a gorgeous foam on top, tinged with pink from the ice cream. You NEED to try this Christmas party drink for your next get together!
Candy Cane Punch
By Kelly Miller
A Christmas party drink recipe made with peppermint ice cream, soda, milk, and crushed candy canes.
Prep time: 00:10, Cook time: 00:00, Total time: 00:10
Yield: 8 servings
1 quart peppermint ice cream
1 cup cold milk
1 liter 7UP®
4 candy canes, crushed
additional candy canes for stirring, if desired
Soften ice cream in the microwave at 20 second intervals. Scoop into a large mixing bowl.
Pour milk into ice cream and stir until smooth.
Gently stir in 7UP. Stir until well combined.
Dip rims of glasses in water and then into a shallow bowl with crushed candy canes. Pour finished punch into each glass and serve.
If serving in a punch bowl, pour punch into punch bowl. Prepare glasses with garnish and set out for guests to serve themselves.
This punch is full of frosty, pepperminty goodness that is simply irresistible! I love mint desserts because they always leave you feeling refreshed, it's really a wonderful flavor!
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