1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
2 quarts eggnog, chilled
2 liters lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
1/4 cup crushed peppermint hard candies (optional)
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
10 chocolate mint candies, coarsely crushed
1. In a large punch bowl, combine the ice cream, eggnog, carbonated beverage, and finely crushed candy; mix well.
2. Place dollops of whipped cream on top of eggnog, and sprinkle with coarsely chopped peppermint candies for garnish.