Sadly the holidays are over and you may have a few containers of eggnog remaining. Now, because everyone is preparing to begin "the New Year diet" you think to yourself, "what am I do with all the nog?" Well don't you fret. The Roaming Reporter has some suggestions. As I roamed around through holidays meeting people and asking "what do you do with left over eggnog," I have finally complied some answers. Enjoy and let me know your eggnog recipe success stories. Cheers! +Shuga Henry
5. Eggnog Hot ChocolateThe winter season is the perfect time for hot chocolate. A little eggnog adds a creative awesome twist. The recipe is super easy and it's delicious!
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- milk chocolate squares or coco power
- whip cream
- vanilla exact
- nutmeg (optional)
- cinnamon (optional)
the chocolate squares or coco power and whisk all together. Then pour into your favorite mug, top with whip cream and freshly grated nutmeg.
** add a scoop of instant coffee to the mix and create eggnog chocolate coffee. Yum!**
4. Eggnog CupcakesI tried this recipe on New Years and the results were quite scrumptious. This is a great companion to the eggnog hot chocolate. Yum!
1-1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup rum
1 cup low-fat eggnog
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For the frosting
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 to 2-1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
3 tablespoons low-fat eggnog
1/2 tablespoon rum
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks for garnish, if desired
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line 12 cupcake cups with liners.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and nutmeg. 3. In a separate bowl, combine the rum, eggnog, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar and vanilla extract together. 4. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and beat just to combine. 5. Fill the cupcake liners. Fill about 2/3 of the way if you want flat cupcakes and 3/4 of the way if you want rounded tops.
6. Bake for about 18 minutes, until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
- To make the frosting
1. In a large bowl, using a stand or electric mixer, whip the butter for a minute or two, until light and fluffy.
2. Slowly add the confectioners sugar, mixing as you add the sugar.
3. Continue adding sugar until the mixture becomes stiff. 4. Add the eggnog, rum and nutmeg, and whip until combined.
5. Frost cupcakes as desired.
6. To garnish, sprinkle with ground cinnamon and half a cinnamon stick, if desired.
3. Eggnog PancakesThis recipe is my favorite. I prepared this for my family on Christmas Eve and it was an excellent hit. This is a quick easy recipe. All I did was replace the milk with eggnog, added vanilla and freshly grated nutmeg. The nutmeg really give it that extra kick.
2. Eggnog Jello ShotsI discovered this recipe on EisforEat.com. Jaymee Sire submitted this delightful drink. I prepared this the day after New Years and it really was a festive party in a cup. Thanks Jaymee for helping me keep the good times rolling.
Photo by EisforEat.comIngredients (12 shots)
- 1 cup eggnog
- 1 packet Knox unflavored gelatin
- 3/4 cup vanilla or whipped cream vodka
- 1/4 cup amaretto
- 12 small plastic shot glasses
- 12 cinnamon sticks
- whipped cream (go for the can in this instance)
- nutmeg or cinnamon (for sprinkling on top)
- Pour eggnog into a small saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin on top of eggnog and let it soak in a minute or two so it "blooms." (It will sort of look like applesauce). Heat over medium, stirring, until gelatin is dissolved.
- Combine eggnog with alcohols into something with a pour spout (such as a measuring cup). Place plastic shot glasses on a sheet pan and fill 3/4 of the way full. Refrigerate and allow to set four hours or overnight.
- When ready to serve, insert a cinnamon stick into the side of each shot. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg.
1. Eggnog Ice -creamI love ice-cream and I love eggnog. This recipe combines that best of both world. This is my number one favorite recipe I enjoying making during the holidays. Recently, someone shared a twist on the traditional idea with eggnog brownie chunk ice-cream. I tried this new twist and I was in heaven. The marriage of eggnog and chocolate into creamy ice-cream was dreamy. Thanks +shawn syphus for the decadent holiday treat.