This Peppermint Eggnog Milkshake Recipe Is the Perfect Thing to Make For Holiday Happy Hour

POPSUGAR Photography | Julia Duda
POPSUGAR Photography | Julia Duda

Eggnog is such a classic holiday beverage. Though it can be a polarizing drink, I think it's delicious on its own, and it has a lot of potential as a mixer. Because it's super rich, one treat comes to mind when I think of eggnog: a milkshake!

This peppermint eggnog milkshake not only tastes amazing, but it's boozy, too. That's right — peppermint vodka is a very important component of this milkshake. Along with vanilla ice cream, a little bit of cinnamon, and the eggnog, this milkshake is simple and easy to make, but will deliver amazing flavor all season long.

If you're getting tired of traditional holiday cocktails, take out your blender and give this peppermint eggnog milkshake a spin. You won't regret it (expect maybe the next morning if you have more than one).

POPSUGAR Photography | Julia Duda
POPSUGAR Photography | Julia Duda
POPSUGAR Photography | Julia Duda

Peppermint Eggnog Milkshake

Prep Time5 minutes
Yield1 milkshake

Original Recipe by Julia Duda


    • For the Milkshake:
    • 2 cups of vanilla ice cream (about 4-5 scoops)
    • 3/4 cups eggnog
    • 4 ounces (2 shots) of peppermint vodka
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • For the Garnish (optional):
    • Whipped cream
    • Peppermint candy
    • Cinnamon stick


    1. In a blender, add your vanilla ice cream, eggnog, vodka, and cinnamon. Blend until your mixture is completely combined.

    2. Pour your milkshake into a glass, and optionally top with whipped cream, peppermint candy, and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!


    You may want to add more/less ice cream, depending on how thick you prefer your milkshake to be.