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Loving Leftover Eggnog

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By Sydni Hebert

Photo by Shell Royster
Photo by Shell Royster

The holiday season has come to an end and it’s time to put away the sparkly lights, festive candles, and gingerbread houses. It might also be time to clean out your fridge and get rid of some of those holiday leftovers, but don’t move too quickly—we’ve got ideas for that leftover eggnog.

The easiest place to use up your eggnog is in all of your favorite breakfast items. For a tasty twist on one breakfast classic, try eggnog French toast. Just incorporate eggnog to taste into your usual recipe. When making pancakes or waffles, eggnog can be substituted for the milk in your batter. The complex flavors found in eggnog, like nutmeg and heavy cream, will bring a luxurious feel to your finished meal.

Eggnog is also a great ingredient to use when making sauces or icing. For another sweet treat (before you start eating healthy for the new year!) try eggnog icing on your favorite baked goodies.

Eggnog Icing
½ cup powdered sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
dash freshly grated nutmeg
2 to 3 teaspoons eggnog

Combine sugar, vanilla and nutmeg in a bowl. Stir in enough eggnog to reach drizzling consistency.