When I think of holiday food, I think of food that is very different than what most American households customarily serve. Gingerbread, peppermint, pumpkin, and turkey are not part of our traditional Puerto Rican Christmas menu. We serve pernil, arroz con gandules, pasteles, and coquito! My husband’s family is from Trinidad, so they also serve Caribbean food that is different from what Americans are accustomed to eating at the holiday table. However, our children are growing up with a mix of three cultures, including American traditions, so we have been slowly blending in a few different flavors to our holiday feasts to create new holiday customs. When I was introduced to a variety of holiday food during a recent trip to the Walmart home office and was asked to share their Holiday Entertaining Guide with you, I knew it was the perfect time to try out some of these flavors with the kids.
Though I am not a fan of eggnog, my husband and daughter both are, so she helped come up with a fun kid-friendly holiday drink recipe we think your family will love! Blending popular holiday flavors of eggnog and gingerbread to put a spin on a classic milkshake, this easy-to-make gingerbread eggnog shake will be a hit with kids at holiday parties! Check out the video below to see how easy it is to make using just three ingredients you can find at your local Walmart, then scroll down for the recipe details.
Holiday Gingerbread Eggnog Shake Recipe
* 1 serving
- 1 cup, vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup, eggnog
- Gingerbread cookie crumbs (crushed), to taste
- Dash of nutmeg (optional)
- Dash of cinnamon (optional)
- Blend ice cream, eggnog, cookie crumbs, and nutmeg together in a blender on low speed until mixed well. Serve shake with a dash of cinnamon (if preferred).
This shake is ridiculously easy and super fun for kids to make. You can make homemade gingerbread cookies to use for the shake or purchase pre-made cookies – either way works! If you’re hosting a holiday party, you can have mini gingerbread eggnog shakes ready to go for your mini guests or could even have a shake station with the ingredients set up for them to make their own shakes! Get creative with toppings too – marshmallows, sprinkles, chocolate – the possibilities for fun are endless!
Walmart Holiday Entertaining
As I mentioned, I tried out a variety of holiday food from the Walmart Holiday Entertaining Guide [PDF], with the Crescent Wrapped Apple Brie being a big hit for me. I also knew the mac and cheese cups would be something my girl would absolutely love! There are plenty of easy holiday food recipes and entertaining tips in the guide, which you can pick up in store or find on walmart.com within the weekly ads section (just customize for your local area).
What other kid-friendly holiday drink recipes do your children enjoy for the holidays?
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