Whitney Miller has the Scoop on Eggnog

Rich hot chocolate, spiced apple cider and creamy eggnog are a few of the beverages I think about for the holidays. I have made homemade versions of hot chocolate and apple cider but I have never tried to make eggnog. It seemed like a daunting task. The idea of drinking a beverage with egg just didn’t sound good. I thought about just buying a carton of eggnog. Nope. I can’t do it. That’s when I decided to make a semi-homemade version of eggnog featuring fun flavors.

Ice cream has eggs in it, so I thought why not let it melt; add a few extra ingredients and I’d have eggnog. Kick up traditional eggnog a notch with these fun flavors:

Butter Pecan Eggnog
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1 pint butter pecan ice cream
1/2 cup whole milk
Pinch nutmeg (can substitute apple pie spice)
1 teaspoon bourbon

Allow the ice cream to melt completely. Combine the melted ice cream, milk, and nutmeg in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour bourbon into a small ramekin. With a stick lighter, ignite the bourbon and allow to burn until flames subside. Add to the blender. Blend. Chill.

Pour into two Stout tumblers from the Entertaining Collection by Tervis. Enjoy!

Kids love cookies n’ cream ice cream! Here’s a version of eggnog they’ll enjoy as well.

Cookies N’ Cream Eggnog
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1 pint cookies n’ cream ice cream
1/2 cup whole milk
Pinch nutmeg (can substitute apple pie spice)

Allow the ice cream to melt completely. Combine the melted ice cream, milk, and nutmeg in a blender. Blend until smooth. Chill.

Pour into two Stout tumblers. Enjoy!

Whitney MillerWhen she was just 22, Whitney Miller won the first U.S. season of the Fox show MasterChef. She is the author of Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm. While working on her second cookbook, she frequently travels around the U.S. and as far away as China to conduct cooking demonstrations and culinary classes. For more, visit whitneymiller.net, connect with Whitney MillerH on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @whitneymillerH.