Imagine a warm fire crackling and your family snuggled up cozily on the couch as you watch your favorite holiday movie under the glow of your freshly hung Christmas lights. Sounds like a pretty nice scene, right? All that is missing is you sipping on a delicious and oh-so-seasonal cup of eggnog. While traditions are nice, we think it's time you add a little something special to your eggnog. Try one of these six unique eggnog recipes for drinks, desserts, and even breakfast smoothies, to make your holiday season complete:
1. Hot Coffee Latte EggnogBetter Homes & Gardens
Turn your eggnog into a Hot Coffee Latte Eggnog! The extra jolt is sure to get you through this busy holiday season! Espresso powder, coffee liqueur, and honey combine to make this extremely luxurious drink. Get the recipe from Better Homes & Gardens and try it today! TIP: Sip on this when wrapping, cooking, and prepping for your holiday. The kick of espresso will help get you through it all! Not to mention... it's insanely good.
2. Vegan Dairy-Free Chocolate EggnogJessi's Kitchen
Do you love eggnog but the cream doesn't love you? If you are dairy-free or vegan, this eggnog recipe is for you. We have a Vegan Chocolate Eggnog that covers all your dietary needs. This is gluten-free and paleo. You are practically doing your body a favor by drinking this "choconog." Learn how to soak up these delicious flavors with the help of Jessiskitchen.com!
3. Coquito or Puerto Rican Coconut EggnogAlways Order Dessert
It's time to get those island vibes going with Coquito or Puerto Rican Coconut Eggnog! Creamy, cool, frothy, and full of rum, this eggnog will get even the grumpiest of Scrooges into the holiday spirit in no time! Sip it in a small glass or on the rocks. That island breeze doesn't seem so far away... For the full Coquito recipe check out Always Order Dessert!
4. Eggnog Panna Cotta with Pomegranate JellyTumeric N' Spice
While eggnog is fun to drink, how about we try it as a dessert! This recipe is sure to wow crowds at your holiday party. Try an eggnog panna cotta with pomegranate jelly! This festive treat is easy to make and will have your taste buds dancing. Pack all the holiday flavors into one super-sophisticated dessert. Tumeric N' Spice has all the recipe details for you!
5. Skinny Pumpkin 'Nog SmoothieKitchen Meets Girl
Looking for a lighter version of eggnog? We've got you covered! Try this Pumpkin Nog Smoothie! Made with soy or almond milk, pumpkin puree, and lots of yummy spices, your waistline is going to thank you for this "skinny" take on eggnog. TIP: Add flax seed for extra fiber and use this smoothie to power you through your holiday shopping. Get the recipe on Kitchen Meets Girl!
6. Eggnog Caramel Sauce. Yes, You Heard that Correctly.Wonky Wonderful
If you are truly eggnog-obsessed this time of year and want to enjoy its flavors with everything, we have the recipe for you! Eggnog caramel sauce is the dessert topper you have been missing. It is amazing on cheesecake, pie, sundaes, coffee, etc. This sauce is easy to make and will keep you constantly fueled on eggnog this Christmas season! Head over to WonkyWonderful.com for the recipe. TIP: We think this homemade sauce will make a great holiday gift, too!