Happy holiday foodies,
Baking season is in full bloom! What is the signature holiday flavor? Eggnog! What is it? Simply, it is sweetened milk and cream with nutmeg and cinnamon. Yes, you can make homemade eggnog with heavy cream, milk, egg yolks, sugar and spices. Don't worry if you have to buy it! It'll save some time during your busy holiday season.
What to do with all that leftover eggnog? Don't toss it! Like pumpkin puree, you can easily add it to your daily cooking and baking.
Here are some easy ways to use up leftover eggnog:
1) Make a latte:
Froth up some eggnog and add espresso. It is a perfect holiday pick me up, morning or afternoon
2) Substitute it for scones
Making some tasty scones? Instead of using buttermilk or cream, use eggnog for a holiday taste. Don't forget to top it with streusel!
3) Make eggnog pancakes
Instead of using milk, use eggnog in your pancake batter. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
4) Make my Holiday Eggnog Bread
Perfect for a host, teacher, or neighbor gift. Or save it for yourself for an afternoon treat.
5) Whip up a cream cheese frosting
Use my basic cream cheese frosting and substitute eggnog for unsalted butter. Add the eggnog slowly and stop when a frosting consistency is achieved. Top it on cupcakes, cakes, breads, and use it for a filling for cookies.
6) Create an unique milkshake
Toss eggnog, your favorite ice cream, and any leftover holiday chocolates in the blender. Don't forget to add a cherry on top!
7) Make a holiday rice pudding
Have leftover white rice? Instead of milk, use eggnog to cook it and create a holiday dessert. Top it with grated cinnamon and dried fruit.
) Bake a holiday cheesecake
Who doesn't love a homemade cheesecake? Instead of using milk/cream, use eggnog for a sweet taste. Add chopped chocolate for an extra special indulgent dessert!
9) Whip up a festive bread pudding
Have leftover bread cubes? Dinner rolls? Baguettes? Cut 'em up and make bread pudding. Instead of cream, use eggnog and toss in any dried fruit and nuts you have on hand.
10) Make a spiced french toast
What is the ultimate holiday breakfast? Eggnog french toast! Make a custard with eggnog and dip your bread in it.
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