Creamy Peppemint Punch – Clean and Scentsible

This rich and creamy peppermint punch recipe will be the hit of your Christmas parties! It takes minutes to make, tastes delicious, and has such a pretty, festive look!

Creamy peppermint punch with crushed candy canes as garnish.

Christmas Seasonal Simplicity Series

I can’t believe it’s here, but this is the seventh and final week of this year’s Christmas Seasonal Simplicity Series! I hope you’ve enjoyed all of the Christmas inspiration that we’ve brought you! From Christmas crafts and handmade gift ideas to free Christmas printables and our Christmas home tours, we’ve poured our hearts into sharing our best of the season. This week, we’re putting on our party hats and whipping up some delicious Christmas drinks for you. You can find all of the recipes at the end of the post, so be sure to check them out. Cheers!

Creamy peppermint punch in a glass with candy canes.

Creamy Peppermint Punch

If you’re looking for a festive, new holiday drink, this creamy peppermint punch is for you! It has a rich and creamy peppermint flavor that the whole family will enjoy. It’s perfect for your holiday gatherings or a fun family night watching Christmas movies. Best of all, it’s super quick and easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.

Creamy peppermint punch in a glass with candy canes.

Creamy Peppermint Punch Recipe

Creamy peppermint punch in a glass with candy canes.

Creamy Peppermint Punch

This rich and creamy peppermint punch recipe will be the hit of your Christmas parties! It takes minutes to make, tastes delicious, and has such a pretty, festive look!

Ingredients

  • 8
    cups
    vanilla ice cream
    softened
  • 1
    cup
    half-and-half (10% milk fat)
  • 1
    cup
    sparkling water, chilled
  • 1/2
    tbsp
    peppermint extract
  • crushed candy canes

Instructions

  1. Place ice cream in punch bowl. Add in the half and half and sparkling water and mix until well combined. Add peppermint extract to taste.

  2. Pour into glasses and garnish with crushed candy canes.

Recipe Notes

Ice cream should be softened at room temperature for 5-10 minutes prior to making but not melted.

Peppermint Punch Variations

I’ve made this recipe a few times and tried a couple of different variations…

  • Use candy cane or peppermint ice cream instead of vanilla ice cream and you can skip the peppermint extract. The downside is you can’t control the amount of peppermint flavor like you can with the extract.
  • Lighten it up a little bit by using regular milk instead of the half and half.
  • Make an adult version by adding some peppermint schnapps.
  • Rim the glass with Christmas colored rim sugar or crushed candy canes.
  • Add a candy cane for a stir stick.

Creamy peppermint punch in a glass with candy canes.

Tips for Serving and Storage

This punch is so quick and easy to put together that I usually make it right before serving. It will last a few hours in the punch bowl without being chilled. If you do want to make it ahead of time, you can make it a couple of hours earlier and keep it in the fridge.

I have also placed left overs in the freezer in an airtight container. When you’re ready to drink it, let it soften to the point that you can place it in the blender and just give it a quick blend. Alternatively, you could use popsicle molds and make some peppermint pops!

Creamy peppermint punch in a glass with candy canes.

I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

More Christmas Drink Recipes

For more delicious holiday drink recipes, check out all of these beautiful drinks! Just click on the links below the photos for the full recipes.

Homemade Mulled Wine for Christmas at The Happy Housie
Naughty but Nice Christmas Cocktail at Inspiration for Moms
Merry Mistletoe Margaritas at This is Our Bliss
Cranberry Whiskey Mule at Modern Glam

Dark and Stormy Cocktails at Finding Silver Pennies
Pomegranate Cosmopolitan Cocktail at Maison de Cinq
3 Ingredient Easy Spiced Apple Gin Cocktail at The DIY Mommy
Ginger Pear Prosecco Sparkler at Life is Better at Home

Creamy Peppermint Punch at Clean and Scentsible
Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board at Life is a Party
A Festive Holiday Spiced Coffee Recipe at She Gave it a Go
Easy Chai Tea Latte at Paint Me Pink

More Holiday Recipes

For more delicious Christmas recipes, check out these posts…

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Holly Jolly Christmas Sherbet Punch

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Fun Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Creamy peppermint punch in a glass with candy canes.

 

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Diane Garey

Diane Garey

I am a blogger, and I live in Germany, I study at a university in Munich, I love blogging, and I will present to you the most critical useful articles in your life.

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