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12 eggnog recipes that will get you in the Christmas spirit

Time to get merry.

While it's not as common in Australia as the United States and Canada, eggnog is a welcome addition to many Christmas menus, whether it's in its original drink-form or incorporated into cheesecakes, tarts and panna cotta. Traditionally, eggnog is an alcoholic milky punch made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped eggs and your favourite spirits (usually brandy or rum). Here, we've pulled together our favourite recipes for you to experience this traditionally festive beverage.
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    Fruit cake and eggnog cheesecake

    With a fruitcake base, creamy cheesecake filling and fruit topping drizzled with toffee, this Christmas dessert is a wonderfully decadent treat.

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    Eggnog crème anglaise

    Eggnog crème anglaise (French for "English cream") is a light pouring custard used as a dessert cream during the Christmas season.

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    Layered eggnog pavlova

    This dessert is absolutely stunning with a beautiful rustic flare, layered eggnog pavlova could quickly become a family Christmas tradition.

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    Cinnamon eggnog macarons

    What a delightful way to enjoy the flavour of eggnog. These macarons are the perfect, light accompaniment to Christmas dinner, and would make a unique and thoughtful gift for your host.

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    Eggnog cocktail

    For a deeper flavour in this eggnog cocktail by Real Living, you could replace the essence with real vanilla. Simply scrape the seeds from a split pod into the milk before heating.

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