Although Christmas is typically a season of joy and togetherness with loved ones, it can also bring about feelings of anxiety and tension. Preparing a large feast, embarking on long journeys to visit seldom-seen relatives, and contending with frigid temperatures are just a few factors that contribute to the stress of the holiday season. Fortunately, indulging in festive beverages can be an effective way to alleviate some of this stress.
The following three beverages are perfect for invoking the timeless tastes of Christmas, featuring beloved flavors such as eggnog, peppermint, and gingerbread. Not only will they be sure to boost your mood, but they are also straightforward to prepare, making them an excellent option for kids to help make.
1. Eggnog Milkshake
This eggnog milkshake recipe is an ideal treat for the holiday season, and it's sure to satisfy your cravings for the classic holiday beverage. Not to mention, it's alcohol-free, so it's a great option for all ages. And the best part? It only takes five minutes to whip up, making it a quick and effortless way to indulge in the flavors of the season.
Kid-Friendly Eggnog Milkshake
• 6 oz Vanilla Ice cream
• 1 cup Milk
• 2 oz DaVinci Classic Egg Nog Syrup
• Whip Cream
1. Add ingredients into a blender, blend for 5 seconds.
2. Pour into a tall glass.
3. Garnish with whip cream and sprinkles
2. Frozen Peppermint Hot Chocolate
A frozen peppermint hot chocolate is a perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth and satisfy your cravings for the classic hot cocoa flavor, even when the weather is warm outside. This recipe is a great alternative to hot cocoa, especially for those who don't experience a chilly winter. Here is a simple and tasty recipe to help you celebrate the holiday season all year round.
Frozen Peppermint Hot Chocolate
1. Add ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth.
2. Take the candy canes and carefully crush with a rolling pin or hammer.
3. Pour drink into a glass.
4. Garnish with whip cream, chocolate sprinkles, and crushed candy canes.
5. Optional: Stick intact candy cane inside.
3. Gingerbread Cream Frappe
Gingerbread is indeed a classic holiday flavor, often associated with the creation of gingerbread men and houses. If you're looking to incorporate this flavor into a refreshing blended drink, a gingerbread Frappuccino is the perfect option! Here's a recipe for a non-coffee version that everyone in the family can enjoy.
Gingerbread Cream Frappe
• ½ cup Milk
• ½ cup Heavy Cream
• 2 oz Monin Gingerbread Syrup
• 1 cup Ice
- Whip cream
- Ground cinnamon
1. Add ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Pour into a drinking glass.
3. Garnish with whip cream and a light sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
4. Optional: Stick a gingerbread man cookie inside.
If you're hosting a holiday gathering this year, or just want to enjoy one at home with the whole family, be sure to try these three kid-friendly drink recipes. The eggnog milkshake, frozen peppermint hot chocolate, and gingerbread cream frappe are all delicious options that are sure to please both kids and adults. And don't forget to have fun with the toppings and decorations - whipped cream, sprinkles, and candy canes can all add a festive touch to these drinks.
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