During the holidays, it is tradtion at our house to indulge in a simple, non-alcoholic eggnog punch. When I saw this vintage Anchor Hocking Eggnog Set a few years back, I knew it would be a fun way to showcase our punch.
This is how we make our Eggnog Punch. (Please do not ask me for exact measurements. We always just adjust to our taste.)
Messick/Mowdy Family's Traditional EGGNOG PUNCH
First... put about half a carton of good store-bought eggnog into your punch bowl. On top of that... pour a good portion of 7-Up, Sprite or Ginger Ale. Then... and here is the important part... dollop generous scoops of ONLY Homemade Blue Bell Vanilla ice cream on top. Finallly... generously sprinkle with nutmeg. (Be sure your nutmeg is fresh. It makes a huge difference. Go ahead and throw out last year's can, and buy a fresh one!) You can let the ice cream melt... or like my kids do... serve up a little scoop in each cup. It is yummy!!! And at our house, it always sparks "Remember when..." conversations.
Since we had the Eggnog Punch during the Thanksgiving holiday, I have decided to try a variation during our Christmas festivities. This is for you Nick and Rebekah! We are going to have Peppermint Eggnog Punch. Boy, does that sound good.
After the punch is history, there always seems to be leftover eggnog taking up space in my frig. And I feel a bit guilty pouring it down the drain. So... this is the plan. This year I will use it up in one or more of these tempting recipes. Now... my husband and I cannot eat most of this... but I do love giving things away!
Here it comes, folks! ***drum roll please***
Lots of RECIPES for using up all that LEFTOVER EGGNOG!
Cinnamon-Eggnog Scones (I thought of you, Heather.)
Eggnog French Toast (Everybody already knows this one, right?)
Eggnog Truffles (I would leave out the rum... or add rum flavoring.)
Eggnog Latte (Just like Starbucks! Especially if your use their brand of coffee.)
Paula Deen's Leftover Holiday Eggnog and Breadpudding Cupcakes (Again... eliminate the whiskey for us teetotalers. This recipe looks SO good!)
Eggnog Rice Pudding (ultra rich recipe)
Whew! That's a lotta nog recipes, I tell ya. I dare someone to tell me any other unique recipe. Okay... I already know of a friend who makes homemade nog... using goat's milk... or almond milk. But then... what to do with the leftovers?
These are just one gal's suggestions. Oh... I forgot to add this. You could pour the leftover eggnog into a cup... plain... and drink the stuff. That would work.