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10 Eggnog Recipes So Good, Even Haters Will Love Them

Eggnog can be a polarizing drink. Some people are obsessed with it and wait all year for eggnog season, while others just think that overly thick, super-sweet milk is kind of gross. But if you've only ever had the stuff that comes out of the carton, you are seriously missing out. There's a reason the drink is so popular! It's not very hard to make fresh, but it sure does taste incredible, whether you want to add a splash of brandy, rum or whiskey, or just drink it as is. Even better, eggnog is DELICIOUS with rich, decadent desserts. Since Dec. 8 is National Brownie Day, and it is of the utmost importance that you celebrate, we offer you the perfect pairing: brownies and eggnog. You'll love it!

1. Fluffy Eggnog

This is our favorite way to make eggnog from scratch. It's so fluffy and creamy – totally different from the carton stuff.

2. Chocolate and Spice Eggnog

Eggnog meets Mexican hot chocolate in the most delicious way possible.

3. Stout Eggnog

We understand this might sound weird for a second, but if you think about it, it's not really surprising that rich, creamy sweet eggnog pairs perfectly with chocolaty, malty stout, is it?

4. Coconut Eggnog

If you love coconut, don't do dairy milk, or maybe just want a lighter spin on the rich holiday drink, this flavorful iced 'nog is for you.

5. Peppermint Eggnog Martini

For some reason, sweet, creamy dessert cocktails just taste better in winter, don't they? Plus, the candy cane-rimmed martini glass is just gorgeous. More in the mood for a classic, hot minty 'nog? Try this version instead. 

6. Simple Vegan Eggnog

No dairy? No problem. This super-adaptable version of the classic holiday drink is perfection.

7. Orange Eggnog Punch

A little frozen orange juice will do wonders when mixed into your sweet eggnog. Add a little nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves or orange/lemon peel if you want to spice it up!

8. Eggnog Latte

Better than 'bux? It just might be! If you're feeling frisky, you can totally dump in a little rum, brandy or bourbon, by the way. No one will be any the wiser.

9. Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies

Ok, so this isn't a drink, BUT we wanted to remind you that eggnog lends itself amazingly to desserts, making everything it touches rich and flavorful, especially if you have a big carton of the store-bought stuff and don't know what to do with it. Plus, it's the perfect way to celebrate National Brownie Day.

10. Cheesecake and Eggnog Brownie Brittle Bars

Seriously, cheesecake and eggnog are a match made in heaven. Throw in a little brownie brittle, and we're sold.