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Delicious Peppermint Mocktail for Kids

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This Peppermint Mocktail is seriously delicious. It’s like a bright and tasty treat with a creamy base that it just perfect for a cold winter night!

If you’re on the hunt for more mocktail recipes (because you know, having one is not enough), definitely check out my 26+ easy mocktail recipes that the kids can help make. They’re so fun and definitely some of the most refreshing drinks that will ever pass your lips.

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But back to this awesome creamy peppermint drink. I feel like this minty mocktail is going to become a staple in our rotation because the boys really enjoyed it.

We made it with some popcorn for a fun family night when we were playing some board games. It was the perfect choice because they wanted to savor every sip while we played.

And this peppermint cocktail without alcohol is great for me, too, because sometimes I want a fun drink without all that.

So, grab your candy canes and let’s get making.

How to Make a Peppermint Mocktail

This easy beverage is perfect for a holiday party. And it’s a simple enough holiday drink to make that you can seriously make it in bulk for a lot of people and it won’t get messed-up.

To start your peppermint flavored drink, combine sugar, water, and peppermint extract in a small saucepan.

Simmer that and cool.

Then, while that’s cooling, combine peppermint extract, eggnog, vanilla ice cream and half the crushed candy canes or peppermint candy in a blender until smooth.

Rim the cup in peppermint and fill with the eggnog mixture, topped with club soda!

You can garnish with fresh mint leaves, whipped cream or ice cubes, or, if you’re feeling really fancy, you can drizzle some white chocolate around the rim of the glass.

If you’re interested in turning this mint mocktail into a mint cocktail recipe for an alcoholic drink, you can use peppermint schnapps in your simple syrup. To add a little chocolate flavor, add a couple tablespoons of creme de cocoa.

Kids don’t want mint? Toss some apple cider together with lemon juice or lime juice and pretend you made them an appletini while you enjoy a peppermint mocktail! LOL!

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Peppermint Mocktail Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Main Dish: Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Orange Aoili

Vegetable Side: Roasted Spring Vegetables

Starch Side: Bacon and Cheddar Steak Fries

Don’t forget Dessert: Creamy Apple Crisp Pie

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Best Mocktail Recipes:

Once you make this Peppermint Mocktail Recipe, you’re going to see just how fun it is to make mocktails for kids. They just get so excited to have something special and new. But don’t worry, I’m not going to let you run out of mocktail recipe ideas.

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More Peppermint Recipes:

Oh, you’re just here for the peppermint? Oh, well, guess what?! I’m so here for that. Mint is literally one of my most favorite things ever. So, I pulled together some awesome mint recipe ideas just for you.

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Peppermint Mocktail

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This peppermint mocktail is seriously delicious. It's like a bright and tasty treat with a creamy base that it just perfect for a cold winter night!


  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 cups eggnog
  • 5 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candy
  • Club soda


  1. Combine sugar, water, and peppermint extract in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring this to a boil, then simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the mixture from the stove and allow it to cool for 3-5 minutes.
  4. While that's cooling, combine peppermint extract, eggnog, vanilla ice cream and half the peppermint candy in a blender until smooth.
  5. Place the rest of the crushed peppermints on a plate. Dip your cup’s rim in water or corn syrup, then in the peppermint candy.
  6. Pour one cup of peppermint eggnog mixture into each cup, then top-off each glass with club soda.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 603Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 158mgCarbohydrates: 110gFiber: 1gSugar: 88gProtein: 9g

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