Leftover Eggnog? 10 Delicious Uses

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Got leftover eggnog? Whether it’s store-bought or homemade, spiked or vegan, there are so many ways to enjoy its rich, sweet, nutmeg-y flavor. From an eggnog latte to pancake syrup and quick icing, here are (more than) 10 delicious uses. Share your own creative ideas in the comments, too!

Coffee: Pour some eggnog into your regular coffee, or go all out and make a Starbucks-style eggnog latte.

French toast: Substitute eggnog for milk in your favorite French toast recipe. It would be extra special made with challah.

Pancakes: Sub eggnog for milk in pancakes. Waffles, and crêpes, too; we love the sound of these crêpes at Pics-O-Andrea.

Syrup: Go a step further with eggnog-flavored pancake and waffle syrup. Try this recipe from Dine & Dish.

Oatmeal: Add a splash of eggnog to a bowl of plain oatmeal or something even more seasonal, like Baked Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal.

Bread pudding: A fabulous use for leftover eggnog and leftover bread. Swap some of the milk for eggnog in our basic bread pudding recipe.

Rice pudding: Again, here’s a way to transform two kinds of leftovers: eggnog and rice (white or brown). Need a recipe to get you started? We love this creamy Lemon Rice Pudding.

Smoothie: Improvise with any smoothie, or try Averie Cooks’ recipe for Eggnog Chai Smoothie.

Cake: If you’ve got half a cup of eggnog, you can make a Whipped Eggnog Loaf Cake. Need we say more?

Icing: Whip up some eggnog-spiked icing for cakes, scones, and sugar cookies. Here’s a recipe for Quick Sugar Icing.

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