9 Recipes for Leftover Eggnog

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Homemade eggnog has a habit of disappearing -- in a flash! -- but cartons of the store-bought grocery-store eggnog seem to hang around forever and ever, before finally getting dumped down the drain. No need to waste eggnog, however. Here are eight recipes to help use up leftover eggnog.

Eggnog Cupcakes
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Kirbie’s Cravings: 4-Ingredient Eggnog Cupcakes

“So last week I bought some eggnog, just so I could experiment with making these cupcakes. I prepared the batter, stuck it in the oven and hoped for the best. My batter contains only four ingredients: eggnog, flour, baking powder and sugar.”


NEXT: EGGNOG JELLO SHOTS -->

Eggnog Jello Shots
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E Is for Eat: Eggnog Jello Shots

“These aren't traditional in the sense that they don't use brandy or rum or bourbon. Instead I did a mixture of vanilla vodka and amaretto… All you need to know is they are delicious and you should absolutely NOT skip the cinnamon stick and the whipped cream. The cinnamon stick helps to extract the shot from the cup and the whipped cream... Well, it's whipped cream.”


NEXT: EGGNOG HOT CHOCOLATE -->

Eggnog Hot Chocolate
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Baking Bites: Eggnog Hot Chocolate

“At this time of year, there are plenty of eggnog goodies to be found, from Eggnog Pie to Eggnog Panna Cotta. One place I don’t usually see eggnog is paired with chocolate. Perhaps people think that chocolate might overpower the flavor of the ‘nog, but I think that the ultra-creamy texture of eggnog is a great match for chocolate – and one sip of this Eggnog Hot Chocolate and I think you’ll agree.”


NEXT: RUM EGGNOG CHEESECAKE -->

Rum Eggnog Cheesecake
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Doughmesstic: Rum Eggnog Cheesecake

“There are a lot of desserts that have already been eaten, and plenty of desserts yet to be consumed. This Rum Eggnog Cheesecake should be one of those things… It’s great for sharing at potlucks, holiday parties, and for shoving multiple pieces into your mouth while watching It’s a Wonderful Life.”


NEXT: EGGNOG FUNFETTI MARTINI -->

Eggnog Funfetti Martini
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Kitchen Magpie: Eggnog Funfetti Martini

“This little gem is a Funfetti Eggnog Martini. I love playing around with eggnog this time of year as eggnog is literally one of my favorite drinks ever. Plain, with rum, in baking, oh, it doesn’t matter how, I just love it. I do a little dance when I see that it’s back on the shelves for Christmas!”


NEXT: EGGNOG BROWNIE CHUNK ICE CREAM -->

Eggnog Brownie Chunk Ice Cream
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I Wash You Dry: Eggnog Brownie Chunk Ice Cream

“I wanted to do make something more just eggnog ice cream, so I figured adding some brownie chunks to the ice cream would probably take it over the top. And boy, was I right. This Eggnog Brownie Chunk Ice Cream is beyond delicious. As always it’s super easy to make too!”


NEXT: EGGNOG DONUT HOLES -->

Eggnog Donut Holes
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Food for the Soul: Eggnog Donut Holes

”I created these healthy eggnog donut holes with an electric cake pop maker… Once cool, I dipped the donut holes in milk—just enough to make the coating stick—before rolling in cinnamon sugar. Don’t be shy; they should be completely covered. The more cinnamon sugar, the better! It creates a sweet crunchy exterior, similar to churros, and melts on your tongue as you bite into the donut holes. Pure bliss!”


NEXT: EGGNOG SCONES -->

Eggnog Scones
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Shugary Sweets: Eggnog Scones

“Perfect for this time of year with a cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa! The texture is spot on, and the glaze melts in your mouth! So, be honest, EGGNOG. Love it or hate it? I love the stuff. I can’t drink gobs of it, but it is such a part of our holiday tradition, I can’t help but love it.”


NEXT: EGGNOG FUDGE -->

Eggnog Fudge
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Mrs. Penguin: Eggnog Eudge

"This eggnog fudge? Yes, please! It’s super creamy and rich and is a delightful twist on fudge. It’s also super easy and quick to throw together."

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