Eggnog Punch

What do you mean old woman don't have fun! I laughed so much yesterday I had to come home and take a nap. Fifteen or twenty women of a certain age all talking at one time. Everyone talking about something different and no one knew what was being said. What a blast!

It has been years since I've been to a brunch as lovey as Janice had yesterday. Her house was decorated beautifully for Christmas. Her food outstanding, sausage casserole, hash brown casserole, fresh fruit platter, country ham on rolls, monkey bread, juices, etc. I sort of lost interest when she started making the punch. This is without a doubt the only way to serve eggnog for a crowd. Everyone, yes, me too, had at least 2 glasses. You know I had to get the recipe to share with y'all.

Eggnog Punch
about 24 servings (6-ounces) each
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1 3/4 to 2 quarts French vanilla ice cream
2 quarts dairy eggnog, don't use that canned stuff (8 cups), chilled
1 liter cream soda, chilled
Peppermint sticks, cinnamon sticks, and/or the small candy canes
Ground cinnamon or nutmeg

Place ice cream in an extra-large punch bowl. Add half the eggnog, Stir and mash mixture using a potato masher until ice cream is melted and mixture is well combined. Stir in remaining eggnog. Slowly pour in cream soda, stirring to combine. To each glass add a peppermint stick, cinnamon stick, or candy cane. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon or nutmeg (about 1/8 teaspoon per serving).