Santa Pancakes!

Santa Pancakes!

Add a little magic to the Children's plates this Christmas with this super festive and easy breakfast idea.
October 06, 2020 — Christmas Jumpers NZ
Quick and Easy Christmas Snack for Kids

Quick and Easy Christmas Snack for Kids

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Hoot Hoot! How adorable is this wee guy, almost too cute to eat. If you are pressed for time or simply want to get festive with the kids, this Children's Christmas snack idea is a healthy and easy option.


  • 1 slice of bread,
  • Banana
  • Kiwifruit
  • Raisins
  • Orange
  • Nutella
  • Star Candy Sprinkles 


Step 1: Place bread in toaster to create the base. Once toasted, cover with your choice of spread. Pics Peanut Butter is a great option. 

Step 2: Decorate with fruit. Slices of kiwifruit create the wings, 2 slices of banana and 2 raisins for the eyes. Orange slices for the feet and Christmas tree. 

Step 3: A bread crust serves as a tree trunk and Nutella creates a star while candy sprinkles adorn the sky. 

Get the kids involved and have them decorate their own healthy and festive snack.

October 05, 2020 — Christmas Jumpers NZ
Spiced Mulled Wine

Spiced Mulled Wine

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Mulled Wine is a perfect mid-winter beverage, loved throughout history and all over the globe. This warm, aromatic drink can be enjoyed any time of the year. 


  • 2 bottles of red wine (suggestions: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot)
  • 3 oranges, finely sliced,
  • 2 cups of apple juice,
  • 3 cinnamon sticks,
  • 2 whole star anise,
  • 8-10 whole cloves,
  • 1 vanilla pod,
  • 3/4 cup honey or sugar,
  • 1/2 cup brandy or port. 


Step 1: Combine all of the ingredients, excluding wine and liquor, in a large pot.

Step 2: Gently simmer the ingredients on low to medium heat for 15-20 minutes stirring until the honey or sugar has dissolved. 

Step 3: Reduce heat to low and add wine and liquor. Cook gently on a low heat for a further 5-10 minutes until warm. Do not boil as this removes the alcohol.

Step 4: Strain off the spices and orange. Pour spiced mulled wine into glasses (makes 10) and serve hot with a fresh slice of orange.

Once made, it can be kept warm in a slow cooker if catering for a crowd.

Want an alcohol free version? Simply add 2 cups of grape juice.

A quick and easy homemade, aromatic beverage to get you into the mid-winter Christmas spirit. Enjoy!

Becky and Alisha x

July 06, 2020 — Christmas Jumpers NZ
Creamy White Chocolate Eggnog

Creamy White Chocolate Eggnog

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This traditional creamy drink with a twist of white chocolate is a great way to warm the soul over the mid-winter festive season and is the perfect novelty for social gatherings with family and friends.


  • 3 cups of milk (nutmilk suitable dairy-free option),
  • 4 egg yolks,
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or liquid honey,
  • 100 grams of finely chopped white chocolate,
  • 3 tbsp rum,
  • 3 tbsp brandy,
  • 1 tsp of nutmeg,
  • Pinch of cinnamon to sprinkle.


Step 1: Pour milk into saucepan and bring to boil. Once boiled remove from heat.

Step 2: Add egg yolks and maple syrup in a medium size bowl and whisk until combined. Gradually stir in hot milk.

Step 3: Return eggnog mixture to the saucepan. Whisk regularly over a low heat (without boiling) until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat.

Step 4: Add white chocolate, rum, brandy and nutmeg to mixture; stir until smooth.

Step 5: Pour eggnog into glasses (makes 4) and sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon.

Want an alcohol free version? Simply leave out the alcohol.

We hope you enjoy this homemade, deliciously creamy eggnog to get you into the mid-winter Christmas spirit. Make sure you take a photo and TAG us on Facebook or Instagram.

Becky and Alisha x

June 22, 2020 — Christmas Jumpers NZ