Eggnog Hot ChocolateEvery year, I start seeing eggnog at the grocery store shortly before Halloween, and I have to stop myself from buying it immediately because I always end up drinking one little glass of it and then the rest of it goes bad. I love eggnog. It tastes like Christmas. But I only like it in small doses.

This year I made it until last week before I caved and bought a small bottle of eggnog. Luckily we had a few friends over last weekend and, with the help of a little rum, we were able to put a decent dent in it. But I still had about a quarter of the bottle left today, so I decided to invent a warm holiday cocktail. I call it Eggnog Hot Chocolate, and a quick Google search reveals that no, I did not actually invent this. But this recipe is my own, as far as I know. And it’s wicked tasty.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of milk (2% should be fine, but I wouldn’t use skim)
  • ½ cup of eggnog
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of Frengelico
  • whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg for garnish

Directions

  1. Combine the milk and eggnog in a saucepan and warm over medium heat.
  2. When the milk and eggnog just begin to bubble, add the sugar and cocoa powder. Stir constantly until dissolved.
  3. Just before removing from heat, add the Frangelico.
  4. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream and a dash a nutmeg, if desired.

Eggnog Hot Chocolate

Eggnog Hot Chocolate