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Eggnog Punch

Lemon-lime soda gives this rich beverage a delicate flavor. Even people who don't care for eggnog won't be able to resist a creamy glassful. It's a hit at our Christmas parties. —Lorrie Sexauer, DeSoto, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 4 quarts


  • 4 cups half-and-half cream, divided
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 6 to 8 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries


  • In a saucepan, combine 2 cups half-and-half cream, eggs and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat a metal spoon, about 9 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla, nutmeg if desired and remaining half-and-half. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Pour into a punch bowl. Stir in whipping cream and soda. Top with scoops of ice cream and sprinkle with cherries. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 453 calories, 34g fat (21g saturated fat), 206mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Elizabeth
    Dec 10, 2018

    I made this over the weekend for a party and unfortunately, it did not go over well at all. The main complaint was the lemon lime soda and that it made the punch taste sour. Next time I'll skip that part.

  • DarkAngel3
    Nov 1, 2015

    i make this every christmas and it's a big hit...everyone loves it

  • flyingfells
    Dec 21, 2009

    I made this for our Women's Quilting group Christmas party and it was a big success. I omitted the marachino cherries. Easy to prepare. This time of year, the ingredients are common to have on hand. Thank you.

  • batcave
    Apr 20, 2008

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