Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog…when Thanksgiving meets Christmas!
Food Blogging: Thanksgiving vs Christmas
Indeed, there are a lot of strict food bloggers who do not accept Christmas around Thanksgiving. They don’t consider pumpkin and apple recipes in December either.
Like I said, they do like the rules. The rule #57 for all food bloggers says: You shouldn’t post pumpkin recipes in December. Moreover, the rule #57.1 adds no one should make pumpkin Christmas recipes because there’s no such a thing like a pumpkin Christmas recipe. As we all know, the rule #89 says Christmas recipes aren’t welcome before Thanksgiving. There’s only one exception to this rule – a pumpkin pie with a peppermint ribbon. I’ve got a feeling no one has attempted this recipe. Because it sounds hideous.
Simple like that.
Pumpkin Thanksgiving…Christmas Recipes
However, we don’t always follow the rules. Let’s say, I don’t start making pumpkin recipes until October, but I don’t mind posting some in December. I believe these Pumpkin Cannolis could be a nice Christmas treat. If you disagree with this statement…well I’ll need to send a bunch of these to you, and hopefully, you’ll change your mind.
Also, I normally don’t get any Christmas recipes before December. Indeed, I don’t normally start Christmas baking until the end of November, but this year I might have started earlier. Like 2 or 3 weeks ago.
If you asked me to make and share the recipe for eggnog in November last year, I would probably ridicule you. Well, I’m a nice person, and I wouldn’t do this. I would just refer to the rule#89.
But this doesn’t count when it comes to this Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog. Why? Don’t you remember the rule #140.7.1?! Common! It says that being a primarily Christmas drink, Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog is acceptable to be shared around Thanksgiving.
Okay. I fooled you. There’s no rule #140.7.1. I just made it up!
Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog
But I’m not joking when I say this Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog is a seriously delicious festive treat!
I opted for the recipe which doesn’t deal with raw eggs. Sure, I incorporated real pumpkin puree too. And loads of pumpkin pie spice. Because what kind of Christmas eggnog pretending to be a Thanksgiving drink could be imagined without pumpkin pie spice?
The only one thing I’d like to mention that this Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog turned out a little too thick for my taste. I would recommend you to fully substitute cream for milk.
And don’t forget to add a good splash of brandy or rum or whatever you like (Personally, I think brandy works the best here). Because you know what. What kind of eggnog could go without a little of alcohol?
Have you started working on your Christmas recipes?
- 4 egg yolks
- 3 cups milk
- 1 cup 10% cream
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/3 cup golden sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (or to taste)
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (or to taste) + more to serve
- In a bowl, beat the egg yolks 1 minute. Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until it's completely dissolved and the yolks are pale.
- In a saucepan combine the milk, heavy cream, pumpkin pure, vanilla, and spices over medium heat and bring the mixture just to a boil, stirring. Remove from the heat.
- Gradually add the milk mixture into the egg mixture (it's called tempering. If you add all the hot milk at once, the eggs will scramble) vigorously mixing with a whisk.
- Return the combined mixture to the saucepan and cook until the mixture reaches160 degrees F, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and completely cool.
- Serve with your favorite alcohol if desired. Sprinkle with more spices if desired