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Delicious Egg Nog Float Recipe

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Are you ready for a simple and easy holiday drink? This delicious Egg Nog Float Recipe is one that you’ll crave all year long! Be sure to check out the rest of my Eggnog Flavored Recipes for more ideas and recipes!

Creamy and sweet, you’ll want to keep the cup full and share it with all your family and friends. Perfect for holiday parties or a snuggly stay-in night at home.

Find out how simple it can be to combine two of my favorite things – eggnog and ice cream! It’s truly an epic holiday dessert that everyone will love.

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Since you just need two simple ingredients to make this holiday favorite, what are you waiting for? As long as you keep the fridge stocked and ready, everyone will love knowing that this is what’s coming up after dinner.

I love to make these during holiday movie nights – because what’s better than the flavor and taste of eggnog while binging Christmas movies?

Two-Ingredient Egg Nog Float

Since you just need 15 minutes of time to make this creamy float recipe, you don’t have to stress at all. Gather the two ingredients (yes, 2!), and prepare to make everyone’s day.

While this recipe is super simple to make on your own, who says that you can’t have a little bit of help? Have the family join in on the fun because making ice cream floats at home is always more fun with the family!

My boys love this simple recipe – I’ve been making it for years. It’s one of those desserts that signals the start of the holiday season – and has become one of our favorite family traditions!

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Can you use other flavors of ice cream?

Well, Egg nog is a traditional holiday drink made with milk, cream, sugar, and eggs. The eggs are beaten until they are light and frothy, and then the other ingredients are added. One of the key ingredients in egg nog is vanilla extract, which gives the drink its characteristic flavor.

However, other flavors of ice cream can be used in place of vanilla extract. For instance, chocolate or coffee ice cream can be used to create a more indulgent egg nog.

Or, for a lighter twist on the classic recipe, try using mint or lemon ice cream.

No matter what flavor you choose, adding ice cream to your egg nog will give it a rich and creamy texture that is sure to please everyone at your holiday gathering.

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Make it a Meal:

I’ve been meal planning for years – and it’s one of the best things ever. Some people think that it’s complicated, but it’s really not at all! You can make it as simple or as easy as you’d like – and below shows you just how simple it can really be.

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Best Ice Cream Recipes:

Once you make this Easy Egg Nog Ice Cream Float Recipe, keep going with that ice cream theme! There are so many fun and unique ice cream recipes on my site, and I’ve gathered my favorites with a few of my friends!

Check out this No Churn Firecracker Ice Cream Recipe! Perfect for the summer months.

These Rich and Delicious Chocolate Ice Cream Recipes have my mouth watering just thinking about them.

Did you know that Snow Ice Cream is really a thing? Such a fun recipe to make with the kids during the colder months of the year.

This simple S’mores Ice Cream is a fast and easy recipe – with no ice cream machine needed!

Make a big bowl of this Pretty Pink Ice Cream. It’s also great for birthday parties and baby showers, too!

I can’t help but smile at the name of this Colorful Unicorn Poop Ice Cream.

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What can I use instead of ice cream?

There are actually a few variations that you can do to this float recipe. If you don’t want to use ice cream, you can use a tub of whipping cream in its place. It’s still creamy – and delicious!

You can also cut down on some of the sweetness by using only 1/2 of the eggnog and then adding in 2 cups of milk.

You do need something sweet and creamy, like ice cream or whipped topping, for this recipe, so make it both ways and see what you like the best.

More Eggnog Recipes:

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Egg Nog Float

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Egg nog is a popular holiday drink that it can also be used to make a delicious float with just TWO simple ingredients!


  • 4 cups of eggnog
  • 4 cups of ice cream (vanilla)
  • Garnish, cinnamon (optional)


  1. Add the egg nog to the cups, only about 2/3 full.
  2. Add the ice cream to the eggnog, and then top with cinnamon.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 498Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 208mgSodium: 243mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 1gSugar: 48gProtein: 16g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 11/28/2022

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Will you add any cinnamon or cinnamon sugar to this easy eggnog recipe? I can’t wait to hear what you think! Cheers!

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