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Everyday Milk Nog

Besides sharing profound but simple truths such as “Time to Worry Means Time to Pray,” my friend Jessica shares yummy recipes.  Like her festive milk nog, a delicious and simple egg-free version of eggnog.

However, Jessica’s milk nog was a bit too sweet, rich, and expensive for everyday fare so we simplified the recipe.  With our everyday version, we can enjoy it several times a week, and we do.   In fact, we now buy whole milk expressly for this recipe.

When I call out, “Snack time, we’re having milk nog!” my kids come rushing into the kitchen.  “Yum!”

Here’s the recipe for Everyday Milk Nog:

  • 1 1/3 litres or quarts of whole milk (about 5 1/3 cups, but the amounts are flexible; our milk comes in bags this size)
  • 3 T sugar
  • ½ t cinnamon
  • ½ t nutmeg
  • 2 t vanilla

Pour it all into a large pitcher, stir well, and serve immediately.  If you wait too long, the spices settle and you’ll just need to stir it again.  No big deal.

This drink is delicious, healthy, has no unpronounceable ingredients, and is egg-free.  By accident I discovered that even the vanilla can be left out.  No one noticed, but it’s better with vanilla than without.

We love Everyday Milk Nog, but for festive occasions be sure to try Jessica’s original Milk Nog instead.

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  1. JoAnn says:

    This sounds so yummy. We are definitely going to try it, thank you for sharing it. 🙂

  2. Jenn says:

    Mmmm delish! I love the simplicity of your recipe. Will definitely try 🙂

  3. Jenn says:

    Great snack idea, thanks!

  4. Dianna says:

    Wow, I am excited to try this. Thank you for offering a healthier alternative to egg nog.

  5. Sounds good. We’ve always found prepared egg nog too rich anyway. We usually make it half and half with milk. But this sounds like a good alternative.

  6. Annie Kate says:

    You’re welcome, ladies! Yes, it is super-easy and healthy as well as yummy. I hope your families will enjoy it as much as ours does.

  7. Angela says:

    Never heard of this, but def will be trying!

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