I can clearly remembering thinking that eggnog had to be the grossest thing on the planet when I was a young child. This eggnog not only has a flavor that is more pleasing to kids, it is also egg-free, making it 100% safe from possible salmonella contamination. Eggnog flavored extract or oil is available from several manufacturers, but if you cannot find it locally, rum or maple flavored extract can be used in its place. You can also use eggnog ice cream in place of the vanilla ice cream and extract if it is available in your area.
1 quart softened French vanilla ice cream
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons eggnog extract
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground nutmeg
Combine all of the ingredients in a large punch bowl until the ice cream melts just enough to form a very thick drink. Immediately pour or ladle into glasses and dust with additional nutmeg. Serve cold.
Makes 8 servings.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes