How To Make Smooth And Creamy Eggnog Fudge This Holiday Season

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Holy cow this sounds amazing!

Eggnog is such a classic part of the American holiday tradition that even President George Washington had a nog recipe of his very own. His recipe was pretty dang heavy on the alcohol, too: 1/2 pint of whiskey, 1/2 pint of rum and 1/4 pint of sherry — those Founding Fathers sure knew how to party!

Now, clever cooks are combining this festive libation with the deliciousness of chocolate in order to create eggnog fudge. What a perfectly decadent way to celebrate the season!

The best part of all is that eggnog fudge is easy to make, yet it seems so elegant and impressive. That makes it perfect for all those holiday parties and potlucks you were invited to this year. After all, do you really want to get stuck making the same sugar cookies again?

Eggnog fudge makes a beautiful holiday gift, too. Simply place it in a festive tin (like these on Amazon, which come in a 6-pack for just $9.99), tie it all up with a holiday ribbon and voila! A thoughtful and tasty gift for everyone from teachers to your neighbors and coworkers.

So how do you make eggnog fudge? There are many possible variations.

Over at Like Mother, Like Daughter, Aimee uses marshmallow creme and white chocolate for her base, along with a sprinkling of ground nutmeg.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Lauren at Art and The Kitchen also uses white chocolate and marshmallow creme, but she takes things to the next level by using real vanilla bean pods rather than vanilla extract.

And Brown-Eyed Baker uses rum extract in her fudge to really give it that classic eggnog flavor.

Brown-Eyed Baker

Not a fan of white chocolate? Don’t worry. There are eggnog fudge recipes that use milk chocolate as a base. Sara at Life’s Little Sweets makes her eggnog fudge with mini marshmallows, semi-sweet chocolate chips — and she even sprinkles some holiday-colored jimmies on top!

Life’s Little Sweets

Are you excited for eggnog season?

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Eggnog Vodka Now Exists To Make Your Holidays Even Better

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Which of these delicious cocktails will you make?

Personally, as soon as eggnog hits the shelves, I immediately buy it to add to my morning coffee, to eat with dessert, to drink on its own as a treat or to drink spiked when I’m looking for a festive cocktail. That said, I’m well aware of how unhealthy the spiced, creamy beverage is (not that this stops me from indulging). Well, for all you nog lovers, Three Olives Vodka (the brand responsible for rosé, cake, watermelon and other unique flavors of vodka) just released a new flavor, perfect for the holiday season: eggnog.

Three Olives Vodka

According to their site, it tastes of whipping cream and bakery spices — like allspice and cinnamon — and also contains undertones of orange peel and caramel. With a “light woody clove and vanilla pod” finish, not only does this libation sound delicious, but guess what? It’s much less calorie-laden than traditional eggnog. According to USDA data, a cup of eggnog has around 210 calories, 20 grams of sugar and about 11 grams of fat. One shot of eggnog-flavored Three Olives Vodka? Only 105 calories.

For an easy cocktail, the brand suggests mixing two parts vodka with one part half and half, with a touch of honey. You could also lessen the calories by mixing it with milk or even a dairy substitute.

Other ways to sip on eggnog vodka? Blogger Port and Fin stirs up a delicious eggnog White Russian with coffee liqueur.

Port and Fin

And the comforting, sweet and decadent homemade salted caramel eggnog by blogger The Cookie Rookie, with caramel syrup and spices, would also pair well with the vodka.

The Cookie Rookie

If you’re looking to avoid straight nog, you can even try spiking your hot cocoa with it.

This new festive vodka is available nationwide and sells at $17.99 for a 750-mL bottle. Find out where to buy it on Three Olives’ website.

If You Haven’t Tried Christmas Eggnog Bread, You’re Seriously Missing Out

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Forget fruitcake. That heavy, fruit-laden log that always seems to appear around the holidays finally has some seasonal quickbread competition: Christmas eggnog bread.

And unlike fruitcake, which often seems to elicit good-natured groans, Christmas eggnog bread will evoke nothing other than whole-hearted yums.

As the name suggests, Christmas eggnog bread is made with the top flavors of the winter season, including cinnamon, nutmeg, rum and, of course, eggnog.

Two Peas and Their Pod

Over at Two Peas and Their Pod, eggnog is used in the glaze and poured over the cooled bread (which is also made with eggnog and rum extract, to really up that intense Christmas flavor).

Lil Luna takes her eggnog bread up a notch by using white chocolate pudding mix in her bread dough, and then adding a couple tablespoons of eggnog to her glaze for that Christmasy feel.

At Well Plated, Erin opts to cover her eggnog bread with a rum glaze (you can also opt for bourbon or brandy, if desired).

Well Plated by Erin

Are you or someone in your family allergic to gluten? Then you might want to make this gluten-free eggnog bread, which is made with a “Boozy Maple Glaze.” How amazing does that sound? Find the recipe from Julia on The Roasted Root. It’s made with almond meal (or almond flour) and the glaze is made with coconut milk, brandy and maple syrup.

The Roasted Root

You may have noticed that all of these recipes call for pre-made eggnog from your local supermarket. But if you don’t have eggnog on your grocery store shelves just yet, or if you just prefer to make your own, no worries. Making eggnog from scratch is actually really easy.

Susie Gall over at Simply Sated has a traditional eggnog recipe, which includes heavy cream, dark rum, whole milk and egg whites.

Simply Sated

Want an eggnog recipe that’s a bit lighter? Look to Lacey at A Sweet Pea Chef, who prefers to ditch the heavy cream and refined sugar for almond milk and honey.

A Sweet Pea Chef

Is eggnog not your thing? We forgive you. You can check out 12 other holiday quick breads right here.

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