Frugal Kitchen: Recipes for Leftover Eggnog

Frugal Kitchen: Recipes for Leftover Eggnog

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 nine recipes to help use up leftover eggnog.

eggnog and cinnamon sticks

Credit: Eggnog and cinnamon sticks via Shutterstock

1/2 cup leftover eggnog

Culinary in the Country ~ Eggnog Cheesecake Bars
"We both agreed that the bars don't scream eggnog when you take a bite, but you can definitely pick out the subtle flavor, especially with the touch of rum. They baked quite evenly and had a shiny smooth top - the filling was creamy, which was set off by the firm, yet tender nutmeg-spiced crust."

3/4 cup leftover eggnog

Whistlestop Cooking ~ Egg Nog Cheesecake
"Egg Nog comes just once a year. A sip is usually enough for me~ that leaves a quart of eggnog sitting in the fridge until the expiration date. This is the perfect use for the leftover egg nog!"

1 cup leftover eggnog

Nancy's Recipes ~ Eggnog Quick Bread
"This is a great recipe for the holidays. ... The recipes makes two loaves ~ one to keep and one to give away!"

1-1/2 cups leftover eggnog

At the Baker's Bench ~ Eggnog Muffins
"I've come up with a decent way to use up some ~ 1 1/2 cups ~ of that eggnog and not break anyone's resolution. True, these Eggnog Muffins are not what I'd call health food, but they're a far cry from pound cake."

Real Food for Real People ~ Eggnog Pancakes
"The eggnog, on the other hand, is perfectly fine. There it is, on the top shelf of my fridge, an unopened quart carton, sitting conspicuously beside the skim milk and nonfat plain yogurt and other healthy-eating provisions waiting for Monday."

5 cups leftover eggnog -- wow!

The Blushing Hostess ~ Eggnog Rice Pudding
"This is no measure of genius, Chums. You get some rice, you throw it in a sauce pan with a mixture of heavy cream, milk, some sugar, and vanilla until it comes an inch or two above the rice level. The milk and cream need to simmer gently and reduce until it becomes a very thick sauce. Allow this to cool and fold in some whipped heavy cream, maybe nutmeg, cinnamon, whatever strikes you."

Twitter Recipes
(NOTE: Every so often, my fellow BlogHer editors Kalyn Denny and Genie Gratto and I do a call for links via Twitter. This is a great way to share a favorite recipe here on BlogHer. (And bloggers, you know the value of a link from a high-pagerank site, right? That too!) Follow me via Kitchen Parade on Twitter, Kalyn via Kalyn's Kitchen on Twitter and Genie via E Gratto on Twitter.)

Megan's Cookin' ~ Eggnog Quick Bread
Savory Sweet Life ~ Eggnog Latte

And you?
And you, what's your favorite way to use up leftover eggnog? Leave a recipe or a link to a recipe in the comments!

Alanna Kellogg's family loved-loved-loved Eggnog French Toast on Christmas Morning. Another batch is soaking this very minute, this good recipe deserves a better picture! (And yes, I still have leftover egg nog.)

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