Every New Year’s Eve, Tim and I usually ditch the kid at my parent’s house and make a go of the town. This year, schedules have changed and my awesome date will be the one and only, super 5-year-old, Mia. Us two girls are going to do it up in style. We’ll probably cook something fancy to eat with our fingers, watch a movie, pop popcorn, and end the night with this super fantastic ginger beer float!
To those of you unfamiliar with ginger beer, it’s exactly like a root beer but made with ginger. Non-alcoholic and kid friendly it’s a bright and gingery carbonated drink. You can buy it at the store (some companies are switching the name to Ginger Brew) or make it yourself with this fabulous homemade ginger beer recipe.
Delicious ginger beer and sweet creamy eggnog ice cream are a flavor combination made in drink heaven — perfect for the kiddos to celebrate New Year’s Eve! Of course, if you feel like adding an adult flare, an ounce of bourbon, whisky, or rye makes an UNBELIEVABLE drink to toast 2014 (and you know that’s what I will be doing). Cheers and happy 2014!
- 2 to 3 scoops eggnog ice cream
- 8 ounces ginger beer
- fresh grated nutmeg
- Adult version: add 1 ounce of bourbon
In a large mug or glass, place 2 to 3 scoops of ice cream. Pour ginger beer over ice cream until it fills the glass. Top with a pinch of fresh grated nutmeg.
by Meredith Steele
This recipe is pretty self explanatory and the ingredient amounts depend on the size of your glass. Some but not all eggnog ice creams do have alcohol in them, be aware if serving to children. Ginger Ale can be used as a substitute.