11 Sweet Treats Made with Eggnog

Eggnog is one of those polarizing holiday treats. You're either into it, or you are quite decidedly not into it at all. In their degree of support, encouragement, and good cheer, the great and wise people of Team Eggnog more than make up for all the haters out there. How do we know? Because some sick genius went ahead and invented eggnog frangelico gelato with a Nutella swirl. And a second genius brought it on home with an eggnog crème brûlée. Eggnog waffles? Also a thing. As are eggnog gingerbread pudding and eggnog meringues. Have a problem with raw eggs? This holiday season, get over it — and then get on board with Team Eggnog.

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Homemade Eggnog

This dreamy eggnog recipe from Offbeat and Inspired is a great place to get started. According to the recipe, bourbon is optional. That must be a typo.

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Cinnamon Sparkled Pastry Stix with Eggnog Glaze

In this recipe from Willow Bird Baking, thick twists of puffed pastry are coated in butter and sugar and then lacquered in an eggnog glaze. Cue menacing laugh.

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Eggnog Gingerbread Pudding with Brandied Maple-Eggnog Sauce

Well this bread pudding from The Gouda Life does not look terrible! Sourdough bread is soaked in a brown-sugary, molasses-rich eggnog custard and is then topped with sugar crystals and baked until golden. What comes next? A brandied maple-eggnog syrup, of course. Is this naughty? Or is it very, very nice?

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Eggnog White Chocolate Brioche Pudding

Round these parts, we're doubling up on our eggnog bread pudding options. This white chocolate brioche variety from Vikalinka is a perfect companion to our gingerbread pick. One can be dessert, and the other can be second dessert. That's a thing, right?

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Eggnog Chocolate Chip Bread

This bread from How Sweet It Is features chocolate chips and an eggnog glaze. Because it's Christmastime. And we're out of control.

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Eggnog Cinnamon Chip Scones

Even scones deserve a little Christmasy update. This eggnog cinnamon chip version from The Messy Baker is just the thing.

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Eggnog Waffles with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

I never met a waffle I didn't like, and these eggnog waffles with cinnamon whipped cream via Cookie Monster Cooking are absolutely no exception. These guys are already jam-packed with eggnog (and bourbon), but go ahead and pour yourself a glass of the white stuff on the side. It's only Christmas once a year. Treat yo self.

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Eggnog Meringues

The dense heaviness of eggnog is magically transformed in this meringue recipe by Food Doodles. How did she do it? Eggnog sorcery. That's how.

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Eggnog Frangelico Gelato with Nutella Swirl

Eggnog Frangelico gelato? Nutella swirl? I think I've actually dreamed about this creation from Pass the Sushi. It is almost too good to be real.

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Eggnog Sugar Cookies

Kita of Pass the Sushi clearly knows her way around a jug of eggnog, so we would be remiss in not also including her eggnog sugar cookie recipe. Perfect for dunking in any sweet beverage you happen to be sipping — eggnog included.

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Eggnog Crème Brûlée

Is there any sound more beautiful than the knock-knock symphony of a freshly-cracked crème brûlée top? Nope. Make the experience extra merry with this eggnog varietal from Citrus and Candy.

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