23 November 2011

Fake Nog

This recipe for eggnog has nary an egg in site. My kids love it. I do too...but it certainly isn't healthy by any stretch of the imagination. The good part about it is that I can find the ingredients to make it all year long.

1 gallon whole milk
1 1/4 Cup sugar
3 - 3oz boxes French Vanilla (or plain Vanilla) instant pudding
1 1/2 TBSP vanilla extract
nutmeg to taste (I use about 1 tsp)

It's best to use a gallon of milk that has a few cups missing. Use a large mixing bowl that you can easily pour liquid back into the gallon container with. Empty pudding boxes into bowl. Add some milk, maybe 5-6 cups or so, (I don't measure), and mix well with whisk. Keep mixing until pudding is dissolved and very well combined. Add sugar while mixing and blend well. Add vanilla and nutmeg. Add more milk if it's too thick to pour. Pour the mixture back into the gallon milk jug and shake well to mix with the remaining milk. Chill for several hours. (If you start drinking it right away, the remainder fake-nog gets pretty thick so mix it up the day before you're going to use it...if you can resist.) Shake a few times occasionally to make sure the pudding doesn't settle on the bottom. Shake before serving and enjoy. (I can make this for about $4.50 a gallon...much cheaper than store bought eggnog.)

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