Eggnog Ice Cream Tips
Can you make eggnog ice cream without rum?
You can certainly make this ice cream without the rum, if you prefer! However, your ice cream may be a touch firmer, as the alcohol keeps this no-churn ice cream soft and creamy in the freezer. To keep it soft without the alcohol, you can substitute a few tablespoons of vanilla or rum extract (which will affect the flavor), or increase the amount of heavy whipping cream slightly, as the butterfat in the cream does not freeze too hard.
How long does eggnog ice cream last?
Ice cream’s flavor and texture can degrade in your freezer over time, so it’s best to eat it within 1 month. We guarantee this eggnog ice cream will not last that long, though! Store your ice cream in a shallow, airtight, lidded container, preferably made of glass, metal or freezer-safe plastic. In a pinch, loaf pans or pie plates work quite well—just make sure all of your ice cream will fit the container and that you can keep it tightly covered to prevent freezer burn. Check out some of the ice cream products
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What can you mix into eggnog ice cream?
Once your ice cream has frozen to a point where it can be softly stirred, crumble up Biscoff cookies or amaretti
and swirl the crumbs into the eggnog ice cream for an extra bit of flavor and texture. For a real holiday treat, add crumbled pieces of gingerbread
!—Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
1/2 cup: 222 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.