I never deny my love affair with peppermint flavored things, but during the month of December, I let my peppermint flag fly high. Literally. To mark the occasion, I decided to combine this reader favorite recipe with the holiday season to create peppermint eggnog milkshake shots that are perfectly petit enough to fit any party… unless the big and tall section is more your style, in which case you can turn this into a punch bowl recipe.
- Peppermint ice cream
- Peppermint white chocolate bark
- Crushed peppermint
- Sugar water
Blend together 2 parts peppermint ice cream to one part eggnog. Rim the glasses with with crushed peppermint by dabbing them with sugar water and dipping them in peppermint. Fill your glasses with the milkshake mixture and place them in the freezer until you’re ready to serve. Break the peppermint bark into halves and place them on top just before serving.
I put together these sugar scrub gifts for a few friends for Christmas using this recipe, but without the chocolate.* I’m a little late on this DIY, but as I explained my prevailing cold and busy schedule yesterday, I’m just now getting to a lot of things. Alas, here’s how to create your own-
* I left out the chocolate because I’ve found that most people prefer receiving gifts that aren’t filled with squishy brown paste.
Things you’ll need-
- Sugar Scrub (recipe, minus the cacao)
- Glass Jars + Takeout Gift Boxes
- Gold Glitter
- Elmer’s Glue + Super Glue + Mod Podge
1 | Cut out a paper heart and use it as a stencil for however many labels you need
2 + 3 | Fill the hearts with Elmer’s Glue and coat with glitter, then dust off
4 | Mod Podge the front and back of the hearts and let dry (this will help waterproof the labels)
5 | Make a stencil for the bow shape, and repeat step 4
6 + 7 | Cut out shapes and super glue the bows onto the front of the hearts
8 | Fill the jars with sugar scrub
9 | Use a kitchen peeler to scrape shavings of peppermint sticks on top
10 + 11 | Wrap jars and takeout boxes with ribbon
Better late than never :)
Remember the peppermint milkshake recipe that I concocted before it was even November? Well, I’m still going strong on my peppermint kick, but this time it’s not for eating (although it smells go good you may be tempted). I fashioned this combo into an exfolitating body scrub made out of things we already had in the kitchen, and not to toot my own horn, but it’s amazing. I feel like I can say that because usually 7 out of my 10 tries is not awesome. (This try just so happened to end with an exfoliant that looks and smells like peppermint brownie batter.)
I designed these recipe and jar labels for you to download free for personal use! Who doesn’t love free?
♥ View and Save Jar Label
♥ View and Save Recipe Label
Oh, and a little secret for keeping cute labels intact, paint over them with Mod Podge before you use them!
The downloadable items are only for personal use, and may not be redistributed without permission and proper crediting.
Current favorite ice cream: Peppermint
All time favorite beverage: Coffee
This lovely concoction I created today, and I must say, it’s delicious! Here’s the recipe–
Combine and serve!
By the way, we got this Bella Cucina Rocket Blender as a wedding gift, and if I were to name my appliances, this one would be called Amazing.