Looking for an easy way to make eggnog more exciting? This Cinnamon Coconut Eggnog is a delicious twist on the good old winter drink that will warm up your winter days!
Eggnog, I didn't know who you were before I came to the US. And, let's be fair, your name doesn't bring a lot of excitement to a person who doesn't know you.
My first reaction when I saw the word "eggnog" for the first time on the internet was "Huh, so it's like, egg? Egg drink? Can you see or smell eggs? I'm scared."
But you can't judge until you try, right? So, on my first Christmas in Seattle, I tried my first eggnog. I'm not going to lie to you, I was relieved that it didn't taste or smell like raw eggs - but I knew I needed to elevate it to like it more. And that's how cinnamon coconut eggnog was born. Because what says winter more than cinnamon?
I mixed some cinnamon and coconut with my eggnog, then heated it so it was all warm and, voila, I got all cozy and happy enjoying this delicious winter drink. This is not even a complete recipe; it's more of a "how to make your eggnog more exciting" kind of tutorial and a note about not judging food before you try it.
(Note to self: maybe it's time to try frog legs and alligator meat.) I have to be strong!
I sometimes like to add milk to my eggnog while it's warming up because a whole cup of eggnog can be just too heavy for me, personally. So if you are like me and feel that a whole cup of eggnog is too heavy, for each cup of cinnamon coconut eggnog use half a cup eggnog and half a cup milk. You will still have the delicious eggnog flavor but in a lighter version.
Cinnamon Coconut Eggnog
- 2 cups Eggnog
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Mix all the ingredients together in a sauce pan.
- Place the sauce pan over medium heat and heat the eggnog mixture until it's all heated through.
- Pour into two glasses or cups and top with extra cinnamon and shredded coconut.