∇ Healthy Cinnamon Eggnog ∇
The holidays are the perfect time to break out the eggnog. But if you’re like me, and have never been a huge fan, you might be a little on the hesitant side. This slimmed-down/cinnamon version turned me into an eggnog fan. Skipping the heavy creme, using fewer yolks, and low fat milk makes this recipe somewhat more on the healthy side! 🙂
WHAT YOU NEED:
3 Large eggs
3 Large egg whites
51/2 Cups low-fat milk
1/2 Cup organic sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 Cup pure cane sugar
Red color dye
1/3 Cup dark Jamaican rum (optional)
STEP 1: Mix in a bowl with a whisk eggs and egg whites; set aside. In a large saucepan, with heat-safe spatula, mix 4 cups milk with sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cook on medium-high until mixture boils and thickens a little bit, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute and then remove saucepan from heat.
STEP 2: Gradually mix 1/2 cup simmering milk mixture into eggs; pour egg mixture back into milk in saucepan, mixing constantly, to make custard.
STEP 3: Pour custard into large bowl; stir in vanilla, nutmeg, rum, if using, and remaining 1 1/2 cups milk. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 6 hours or up to 2 days. Mix sugar and a few drops of color dye in a bowl, then transfer to plate. Get the rim of your glass wet and dip class into sugar. Sprinkle finished product with cinnamon. Makes about 7 cups.
*I got the glass I used at the dollar store and they had tons of other cute holiday glasses*
∇ Strawberry Christmas Trees ∇
This dessert is so so yummy and super easy to make. There are so many versions you can make by using the many options Oreo sells. We used the ‘mint’ flavored ones (warning: highly addictive) but you can pick which ever flavor you like. I wish I would have used a little darker icing but they still turned out pretty cute. This is a fun dessert to make with children as well!
WHAT YOU NEED:
Strawberries (tops cut off)
STEP 1: Place Oreo’s on serving plate and add a layer of white icing on top (snow). Cut off tops of strawberries.
STEP 2: Ice each strawberry with green icing and then add the sprinkles. After each strawberry is iced, place it on top of the Oreo.
STEP 3: Put serving plate in fridge for at least 30 minutes, serve and enjoy! 🙂