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Chocolate Eggnog

 Chocolate Eggnog
I love Christmas so much that I decorate in October. I don't care for eggnog, but it's such a tradition at Christmastime that I created an eggnog that I even like! —Debbie Holcombe, Brunswick, Georgia
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 4 cups 2% chocolate milk, divided
  • 3 cups chocolate ice cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Optional toppings: whipped cream, ground nutmeg and/or chocolate curls

Directions

  • In a small heavy saucepan, whisk eggs and sugar until blended; stir
  • in 2 cups chocolate milk. Cook and stir over medium heat for 12-15
  • minutes or until mixture is just thick enough to coat a spoon and a
  • thermometer reads at least 160°. Do not allow to boil.
  • Immediately transfer to a large bowl.
  • Stir in the ice cream, vanilla and nutmeg until blended. Add
  • remaining chocolate milk. In a small bowl, beat cream until soft
  • peaks form; stir into eggnog mixture. Transfer to a pitcher.
  • Refrigerate, covered, until cold. Stir just before serving. If
  • desired, serve with toppings. Yield: 12 servings (2/3 cup each).
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup equals 283 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 151 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium,

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Chocolate Eggnog (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.