So imagine my delight when I found this recipe! It's super simple to make, inexpensive, and everything in it is a "regular food" ingredient, nothing exotic!
- 1/2 gallon milk
- 1 pkg instant French vanilla pudding mix
- 1/4 c sugar
- 2 t vanilla
- 1/2 t ground cinnamon
- 1/2 t ground nutmeg
Whisk together pudding mix and about a cup of milk. When it's all blended and dissolved, add the sugar, vanilla, and spices. Pour into a 2 quart pitcher, add the rest of the 1/2 gallon of milk, and stir well. Refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight. Stir well before serving--the spices tend to separate and float to the top and bottom.
I've made this several times, and it's delicious--it tastes just like eggnog, except that it doesn't have the "thickness" or body that most eggnog has.
Use Splenda and sugar-free pudding mix, and skim milk for a really lo-cal version.
For someone lactose intolerant or with allergies, you could use your substitute milk of choice.
I made this with 2% milk; for a special occasion, try substituting half-and-half or cream for part of the milk.
Top with whipped cream for a real treat!
This post is linked to:
Bloggy Progressive Dinner, Holiday Drinks edition at Parenting the Tiniest of Miracles
Holiday Treats Week at the Newlyweds
Until next time, happy (un)cooking, and happy sipping!