Thanksgiving Treat: Pumpkin-Flavored Eggnog. Why Not?

Who says eggnog is only for Christmas-time? For Thanksgiving this year, why not treat yourself and your guests to a little pumpkin-flavored eggnog (spiked with rum, of course!). Served warm or on-the-rocks, here is a simple and delicious recipe you can try. We’ve even tweaked it to make it a bit healthier:

Pumpkin Eggnog

12 eggs, separated

1 cup superfine sugar (you can take granulated sugar and mix in food processor)

5 cups low-fat milk

1 750 ml bottle of rum

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

Fresh grated nutmeg

Dollop of whipped cream, if desired

Directions:
In a mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks until creamy. Gradually add half the sugar, beating at high speed until thick. Stir in milk, rum, vanilla, cinnamon and pumpkin puree. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form, gradually adding the remaining sugar. Continue beating into stiff peaks. Fold the egg whites into the chilled rum mixture. Serve in a martini glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

Cheers!

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