Ombre Eggnog Mocktail

ombre eggnog mocktail recipe with Keurig milk frother

If you love eggnog, this mocktail is for you! I’ve been playing around with my milk frother for hot and cold drinks (it’s great for topping coffee) and I’ve been wanting to create a yummy drink that’s perfect for holiday parties. I didn’t add alcohol to mine, but you definitely could for a spiked version. These ombre eggnog mocktails get their colour from a natural food colouring, and the layers on top come from frothed milk (when frothed it will sit on top of the eggnog rather than mixing in) and whipped cream. Top with some cute sprinkles or crushed candy canes and add a pretty swizzle stick or party straw for a fun drink for your holiday parties. Cheers friends!

Ingredients (per drink)

1 cup eggnog (for a spiked version swap in Irish cream or add some rum to the eggnog) 😉

1/2 cup milk

Natural food colouring (I love this one by b’Lure)*

Toppings:

Sprinkles (we love the cute ones from Dainty Sprinkle Co– theses are their Whoville Mix)

Crushed peppermints

Marshmallows

Whipped cream

*Read more about this natural food colouring following the recipe

Directions

1.(If you prefer a chilled drink skip this step). Pour the eggnog into the milk frother and press the heat/ froth button. Once ready, pour into serving glass and repeat to make the desired amount of drinks (tip: this would also make a cute shot- style drink). Add a few drops of food colouring and blend until desired colour is reached (I used about 5- 6 drops of the b’Lure flower extract per drink).

ombre eggnog mocktail recipe with Keurig milk frother

ombre eggnog mocktail recipe with Keurig milk frother

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ombre eggnog mocktail recipe with butterfly pea flower extract

ombre eggnog mocktail recipe with butterfly pea flower extract

2.Rinse out the frother and remove any eggnog residue and repeat the frothing step with the milk. Pour the frothed milk on top of each drink.

ombre eggnog mocktail recipe

3.Top your mocktail with your favourite toppings and add a party straw + candy cane or swizzle stick for a fun finishing touch. 

ombre eggnog mocktail recipe with butterfly pea flower extract

 

About the natural food colouring I used for this recipe:

A friend recommended the b’Lure food colouring while we were shopping in a health food store about a month ago and I was excited to try it out (note: this post is not sponsored and I wasn’t provided this product in exchange for having it be included; it’s a genuine recommendation I’m sharing with readers in hopes it will be something they’re interested in trying themselves). I’m always looking to try natural options and have been having fun experimenting with this flower extract for the past month. I’ve been adding it to cocktails and drinks so far, and will be testing it out in holiday baking this year as well. If you’re looking for a natural blue/ green food colouring, this is a great option. When you see all the pretty photos on Instagram and Pinterest with a green/ blue colour, this is likely what has been used. Here’s some info about it:

-made with 100% natural flower extract from the Butterfly Pea Flower to give a bright blue colour

-has a light sweet flavour, but won’t overpower the flavours you want to taste

– more acidity in the drink/ recipe = a more purple colour

-great for cocktails, frosting/ icing, baking, desserts, and other cooking/ baking 

-0% alcohol

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ombre eggnog mocktail recipe with butterfly pea flower extract

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Yummy Mummy Monday: 3 Simple + Pretty Holiday Sips

What’s better during the holidays than something yummy to sip on? There are so many sweet things to add a festive twist to drinks: candy canes, eggnog… And they don’t have to be complicated to be tasty! See below for 3 holiday drink ideas perfect for serving at your next holiday party (they’re all kid- friendly, but I’ve included yummy ways to make grown- up versions). Cheers!
Minted Eggnog
Ingredients:
1 cup eggnog
1 small scoop candy cane ice cream
Green & blue food colouring
Sprinkles
To Make:
Mix eggnog with 1 drop each of green & blue food colouring
Pour into serving glass & add scoop of candy cane ice cream
Decorate with sprinkles & candy cane( don’t forget a cute straw!)
Make it grown- up:  
Add a shot of Irish Cream or rum to the eggnog & stir before adding other ingredients


Blushing Under the Mistletoe
Ingredients:
1 cup raspberry ginger ale
1/2 cup lemon lime pop 
1 small scoop candy cane ice cream
Pinch of  white or pink cotton candy
To Make:
In a separate glass mix lemon lime soda with ice cream to create a float
In the serving glass pour raspberry ginger ale followed by the mini ice cream float; allow to froth a little
Top with a pinch of cotton candy & serve
Make it grown- up:  
Add a shot of raspberry or lemon vodka to the raspberry ginger ale before adding other ingredients

Melted Snowman
Ingredients:
1 cup lemon lime pop
1 large scoop candy cane ice cream
Sprinkles
To Make:
In serving glass pour pop & top with ice cream, allowing to froth a little
Decorate with sprinkles & candy cane( don’t forget a cute straw!)
Make it grown- up:  
Add a shot of vodka or mint schnapps to pop before adding other ingredients
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