12/16/08

Marshmallow Eggnog

I didn't grow up drinking eggnog and it wasn't a part of my families holidays. I believe I may have seen a carton of store bought eggnog at my Grandmothers on Christmas Eve but my own family never served it and never had it. About 10 years ago, when we started to seriously put into place our own holiday traditions for our children, eggnog was one of them. But... I have to admit I wasn't crazy about it.

That is why, over the years, I usually make a 'faux' eggnog recipe. My recipes use anything but eggs. They use milk, pudding, ice creams and almond flavoring... but not eggs. LOL. My husband however, likes anything remotely called eggnog. He loves them all! So, I collect lots of 'different' recipes for it.

This recipe is from my collection and I chose it because it uses odd ingredients like marshmallow creme! To make it non-alcoholic just choose the rum extract instead of the real thing (if you are concerned about the tiny amount of alcohol that goes into the mixture).

Marshmallow Eggnog

1 7-oz. jar marshmallow creme
1 carton soft vanilla ice cream
6 eggs - one at a time, and beating well after each addition.
1/4 C. rum (or 1 tsp. rum extract)
1 8-oz. container Cool Whip
nutmeg (optional)
Directions

Blend the marshmallow creme with the softened ice cream. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in rum then fold in the Cool Whip. Before serving, sprinkle with nutmeg.
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