Showing posts with label Hot Chocolate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hot Chocolate. Show all posts

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Top Yummy Left-Over Treat Ideas

The holiday season has ended, sadly. The presents have been opened, the family and friends have returned home, and although the fridge is slightly empty, there are still remnants of the holiday season lingering around the kitchen. Left over eggnog, half used cookie batter perhaps. What is one to do? That's when creativity comes into effect! So before the New Year's gym resolution goes into full effect, try out these yummy left-over treat ideas for the final holiday hurrah!


1. The Ultimate Cookie

My cousins and I tried this recipe this holiday season. There was left over holiday cookie batter in the fridge. So instead of deciding the freeze the batter, we wanted to experiment. Oh what a tasty experiment it was.

 To prepare this cookie we used short bread batter, chocolate chip cookie batter and a mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.

To make you need:
  • Mini cupcake pan
  • Short Bread cookie batter prepared ( or the batter of your choice)
  • Chocolate chip cookie batter prepared ( or the batter of your choice)
  • Mini Reese's Peanut Butter cup ( or another candy bar of your choice)
  • Mini cupcake wrappers
 1.  Pre-heat oven to 350
 2.  Place the mini cupcake wrapper in the cupcake tin
 3. Use a teaspoon to scoop in shortbread in the mini cupcake wrapper as the first layer.
 4. Place the mini Reese's Peanut Butter cup in the center.
 5. Scoop in the final layer of chocolate chip cookie batter.
 6. Bake in oven for 12 - 15 minutes of until golden brown.
 7.  Cool for 5 min and enjoy the ultimate treat.

This is also great as gift for the last minute folks you forgot to add to your Christmas list. It can be a New Year gift.

2. Eggnog Pancake

I love to prepare this meal every year. I love eggnog! So I make sure there is left - over so I can enjoy eggnog inspired delights during the month of January. Eggnog pancake is easy and quick to prepare. You use the same ingredients as you would to prepare normal pancakes. However, instead of milk, you would add eggnog to the batter. I like to include a little cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla to the batter to really turn up the eggnog flavor of the pancake.


3. Eggnog Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is the official drink of the winder season. This sweet treat warms the body and comforts the soul. I look forward to hot chocolate during the winter months. I especially look forward to combining it with eggnog for the holidays. I will admit, this year I cheated and purchase a cup at Second Cup  in Toronto, ON. I heard how yummy the eggnog hot chocolate was there, so I had to indulge. I had the Eggnog Vanilla Bean Hot Chocolate.  It was delightful. It also came in an Eggnog White Chocolate option.  If ever in the Greater Toronto area during the holiday season,  you must have a cup. If decide to prepare this yummy drink at home, simply replace the milk with eggnog.

4. Chocolate Liquor 

This last treat is not a left-over idea. However, it was so yummy I had to share. I came across this jewel during my stay in Brampton, Ontario. This is Chocolate Strawberry Wine. Now, at first I was a little reluctant to try this libation. I was sure it would taste like chocolate covered cherries, which I am not a big fan of. However, after being tempted and encouraged by the lovely workers at LCBO  (the liquor wholesale market in Toronto), I decided to give it a try. It was simply a delight. It had a smooth taste with the right blend of chocolate and strawberry.  It is a great complement with dinner or sweet ending with a nice dessert.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Top 5 Yummy Eggnog Left Over Recipes

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 Chocolate 

 The 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!

Photo by  Peanut Butter and Peppers
  • eggnog
  • milk chocolate squares or coco power
  • whip cream
  • vanilla exact
  • nutmeg (optional)
  • cinnamon (optional)
In a medium sauce pan add eggnog, vanilla extract and cinnamon to bubble. Then add
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 Cupcakes

I tried this recipe on New Years and the results were quite scrumptious. This is a great companion to the eggnog hot chocolate. Yum!

Makes 12 cupcakes

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 Pancakes

    This 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.

    Shuga Henry

                                                                                                                                            2.  Eggnog Jello Shots

    I discovered this recipe on 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.     
     +Jaymee Sire 

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      Ingredients (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)
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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 -cream

    I 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.


        Recipe Instructions