Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog

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Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog…when Thanksgiving meets Christmas!

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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.

Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog|Havocinthekitchen.com

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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|Havocinthekitchen.com

Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog|Havocinthekitchen.com

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?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have you started working on your Christmas recipes?

Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog|Havocinthekitchen.com

Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog|Havocinthekitchen.com

Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog|Havocinthekitchen.com

Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog|Havocinthekitchen.com

Pumpkin Spice Eggnog

Category: Christmas, Drinks, Holidays

Servings: 5-7


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Return the combined mixture to the saucepan and cook until the mixture reaches160 degrees F, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and completely cool.
  6. Serve with your favorite alcohol if desired. Sprinkle with more spices if desired




3 thoughts on “Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog

  1. I’m really glad you’re breaking the rules here, Ben…because this pumpkin eggnog sounds amazing! It really is an excellent combination of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I somehow avoided breaking into the eggnog over the Thanksgiving break, but I’m not sure how much long I will be able to hold out…especially now that I’ve seen this pumpkin version. Do you deliver? :-)
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