Safe Egg Nog Milkshake + Inspiring Monday

Safe-Egg-Nog-Milkshake-Recipe

Just a few ingredients and you can create the milkshake version of everyone’s favorite holiday drink, eggnog. This recipe is nonalcoholic and completely safe for all ages (aside from those allergic to said ingredients).  This creamy and delicious recipe will make around 20 servings so halve the recipe if you’re cooking for a smaller crowd (see our How to Halve a Recipe cheat sheet).  I hope you enjoy this family recipe.

Egg Nog Ingredients

Start by using PASTEURIZED eggs.  **Don’t miss this!**  If they aren’t pasteurized you’re putting yourself and your guests at risk for salmonella.  Pasteurized eggs cost a bit more but it’s a small price to pay for peace of mind…and is still cheaper than a milkshake you’d buy anywhere else.  Once you buy pasteurized eggs this milkshake is as safe as drinking milk.

Separating Egg Whites

Divide the egg from the yoke.  Look at my husband’s superb egg dividing skills!

Pouring Sugar

This is my little girl helping add the sugar.  She didn’t feel well and we thought a milkshake treat would help take her mind off of her sickness.

Mixing Bowl

Just whipped egg whites and sugar.  …and a partially rusted wisk.  Ignore that.

Helping in the Kitchen

My little helper is pouring the half and half into the combined whipped egg whites and whipped egg yolks.

Ice Cream

After that has all been mixed by hand it’s time to add the ice cream.  We’ve made this a time or two ten and we like it best when we use really cold, just from the freezer ice cream.

Mixer

Then beat with a hand mixer till you get the milkshake consistency you want.  You can sprinkle nutmeg or cinnamon on top to your liking but we often enjoy it without either.

Girl with milkshake

She loves it!  And I hope you do too!  I know it’s a little after the holidays but it’s still a great time to enjoy an egg nog milkshake.

If you like this recipe please consider sharing it on Facebook or Pinterest so others can find it!

Egg Nog Milkshake
Cuisine: Dessert
Author: Ashley
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 20
An egg nog milkshake that is so delicious you’ll never buy store bought egg nog again!
Ingredients
  • 6 pasteurized eggs – separated
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 1 pint half and half
  • Nutmeg or cinnamon optional
Instructions
  1. Whip egg whites and add 1/4 cup sugar.
  2. Beat egg yolks until fluffy.
  3. Mix in with egg white and sugar mixture and then mix in 1 pint of half and half.
  4. Combine with 1 quart of ice cream with a hand mixer to milkshake consistency.
  5. Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon if desired.

Egg Nog Milkshake Recipe

 

Inspiring Monday

Now for the P-A-R-T-Y!  Welcome to my Inspiring Monday link up and I’m excited to have you here!  Are you ready to party?

Before we start, please keep in mind:

– It’s nice to socialize with other party guests.
– Link up all of your inspiring posts that you’ve written on YOUR blog. Recipes, crafts, printables, DIY, and homemaking posts are welcome. Please don’t link to Etsy stores, giveaways, etc.
– By linking up to Inspiring Monday you are giving Embracing Homemaking permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media outlets and blogs to help promote your post.

Let’s party!


Borax Snowflakes – Inspiring Monday

Borax Snowflakes

No snow where you live?  No problem!  I want to show you how you can make beautiful borax snowflakes at home.  Do you have boring old white snow lying around everywhere?  You can make snowflakes in bright and bold colors to liven your mood.

What you’ll need:

Directions:

Step 1.  Shape your pipe cleaners into snowflakes.  You can be as creative as you want here but simple is lovely too.  Keep in mind here to not make your snowflake wider than your container.

Step 2.  Use the string to tie your snowflakes and stick/pencil together.  Make the string long enough to fully submerge your snowflake in the Borax.

Step 3.  Mix your Borax with boiling water. 1/3 cup of Borax to 2 cups of boiling water. Stir until the Borax has dissolved.  To add color to the crystals you can add 15-25 drops of food coloring here.  I’ve always wanted to try adding glitter to the mix but I haven’t yet.  If you give it a try come back and let me know how it goes!

Step 4.  Submerge your snowflake in the Borax solution, resting the stick across the top of the container.  Adjust string if needed to keep snowflake in the center of the container and not touching any side.

Step 5.  Place in a location where it won’t be disturbed and carry on with your day.

How to Make Borax Snowflakes

Step 6.  The next morning come back and you will have beeeaaaautiful borax snowflakes!  Hang them on your tree, tie them to gifts, or hang them from the ceiling.  Whatever you do with them, enjoy!

DIY Borax Snowflake

Oh, I almost forgot!  To grow a second snowflake from the same solution, and trust me, you’ll want to, simply reheat the solution directly in the container in the microwave until all of the borax has redissolved {around 4-6 minutes}. Then, repeat the steps above.

Inspiring Monday

Now for the P-A-R-T-Y!  Welcome to my Inspiring Monday link up and I’m excited to have you here!  Are you ready to party?

Before we start, please keep in mind:

– It’s nice to socialize with other party guests.
– Link up all of your inspiring posts that you’ve written on YOUR blog. Recipes, crafts, printables, DIY, and homemaking posts are welcome. Please don’t link to Etsy stores, giveaways, etc.
– By linking up to Inspiring Monday you are giving Embracing Homemaking permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media outlets and blogs to help promote your post.

Let’s party!


Cranberry Chia Seed Jam – Inspiring Monday

Cranberry Chia Seed Jam Recipe

Cranberry Chia Seed Jam

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Fresh Cranberries
  • ¾ cup Maple Syrup
  • ¼ cup Chia Seeds

Cranberry Chia Seed Jam!

Directions:

In a medium sized sauce pan, mix cranberries and maple syrup and cook on medium heat. Cook until for about 12-15 minutes stirring every minute or two. As the berries burst, you’ll want to stir more often. Once all berries burst, stir in your chia seeds and mix well. Remove from heat. Let cool for a minute or two, then spoon into jar or container and refrigerate. Jam will thicken as it cools. This jam will last for 8-10 days in the refrigerator but if your family loves it as much as mine does it won’t last that long.

This is a great jam for Christmas!  Oh, and sometimes we substitute the maple syrup with orange marmalade – it’s divine!

Enjoy!

Inspiring Monday

Now for the P-A-R-T-Y!  Welcome to my Inspiring Monday link up and I’m excited to have you here!  Are you ready to party?

Before we start, please keep in mind:

– It’s nice to socialize with other party guests.
– Link up all of your inspiring posts that you’ve written on YOUR blog. Recipes, crafts, printables, DIY, and homemaking posts are welcome. Please don’t link to Etsy stores, giveaways, etc.
– By linking up to Inspiring Monday you are giving Embracing Homemaking permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media outlets and blogs to help promote your post.

Let’s party!


Mini Football Pudding Pies – Inspiring Monday

Football Snacks

Score big at your football party with this crowd pleasing dessert.  Mini football pudding pies are sure to delight fans young and old.  Fun football food for the win!

Mini Football Pudding Pies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Ashley
Serves: 6 servings
Adorable football pudding pies.
Ingredients
  • 1 6ct. package of mini pre­made pie shells
  • 1 box of chocolate pudding, any brand
  • 1 container of white frosting
  • small sandwich baggie
  • scissors
Instructions
  1. Open the pre­made pie shells and set aside.
  2. Prepare the pudding according to package directions and place in the fridge to set.
  3. Remove the pudding from the fridge and scoop the pudding into the pre­made pie shells. I had enough pudding for the 6 shells I used plus a little bit leftover. Kids can help you take care of the extra. 🙂
  4. Scoop a large tablespoon of white frosting into the sandwich baggie and make a small snip in the corner with the kitchen scissors.
  5. Gently squeeze the frosting out of the bag making the football hash marks on top of each pudding.
  6. Serve immediately or place the pudding pies back into the fridge.

Football Party Ideas

 

Inspiring Monday

Now, for the P-A-R-T-Y! 

This image was the most clicked-through submissions from last week’s party:

Apple Fennel Salad

Doesn’t it look delicious?  This Apple Fennel Salad is from Upstate Ramblings.

Before we start, please keep in mind:

– It’s nice to socialize with other party guests.
– Link up all of your inspiring posts that you’ve written on YOUR blog. Recipes, crafts, printables, DIY, and homemaking posts are welcome. Please don’t link to Etsy stores, giveaways, etc.
– By linking up to Inspiring Monday you are giving Embracing Homemaking permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media outlets and blogs to help promote your post.

Let’s party!

Also linking up here.

Inspiring Monday Linky

Inspiring Monday

Here are the most clicked-through submissions from last week’s party.  I think they’re great!

Little Apple Pies

Handheld Mini Apple Pie Cookies from Savvy Saving Couple

DIY Pumpkin Craft

Easy DIY Pumpkin Craft from Save More Spend Less With Heidi

Pumpkin Pie Fudge

Pumpkin Pie Fudge from More Than a Mom of Three

Party Time! This is my second of many, many, many Inspiring Monday link ups and I’m excited to have you here!Ready to Party?

Before we start, please keep in mind:

– It’s nice to socialize with other party guests.
– Link up all of your inspiring posts that you’ve written on YOUR blog. Recipes, crafts, printables, DIY, and homemaking posts are welcome. Please don’t link to Etsy stores, giveaways, etc.
– By linking up to Inspiring Monday you are giving Embracing Homemaking permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media outlets and blogs to help promote your post.

Let’s party!


Meringue Pumpkins – Inspiring Monday

Meringue Pumpkins

Ingredients:

4 large egg whites (120 grams)
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup (200 grams) superfine or caster sugar (if you don’t have superfine sugar simply take 1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar and process it for about 30 seconds in a food processor)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
gel orange food coloring

(If you want these to actually taste like pumpkin you can carefully fold 1/4 cup of pure pumpkin purée after you’ve mixed the other ingredients.)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 200 degrees and move your rack to the middle of your oven.

Using the wish attachment on an electric mixer wisk the egg whites on a low-medium speed until foamy. Next add the cream of tartar and keep mixing until they hold soft peaks when you turn off and remove the wisks.  Add the sugar a little at a time until the meringue holds very stiff peaks.  Now add in the vanilla extract and gel food coloring with a toothpick.  Remember a little goes a long way and you can’t take it back but you can always add more.

Feel a little bit of the meringue between your fingers to see if it feels gritty.  Keep beating it until all the sugar dissolves and it no longer feels gritty.

Grab a cookie sheet and cover it with parchment paper.  Dab a little meringue in each corner of the cookie sheet under the parchment paper.  This will help hold it in place while you pipe.  Add your meringue to a pastry bag fitted with your star tip.

While holding the bag straight up and down, use even pressure to pipe about a two inch round pumpkin, release pressure and gently raise.

Bake the meringues for approximately one hour to one and a half hours.  They should be crisp to the touch.  Then turn off the oven, open the door and allow them to finish trying in there for several hours (I choose overnight because it’s easier with kids).

After several hours (or many hours the next day) draw your pumpkin faces using a Wilton’s edible marker.  With a little patience and a steady hand you can’t go wrong!

These will last several days when stored at room temperature in a closed container. This recipes makes 20-25 pumpkins depending on how generous you are with your piping.  Enjoy!

 

Party Time! This is my first of many, many, many Inspiring Monday link ups and I’m excited to have you here!Ready to Party?

Before we start, please keep in mind:

– It’s nice to socialize with other party guests.
– Link up all of your inspiring posts that you’ve written on YOUR blog. Recipes, crafts, printables, DIY, and homemaking posts are welcome. Please don’t link to Etsy stores, giveaways, etc.
– By linking up to Inspiring Monday you are giving Embracing Homemaking permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media outlets and blogs to help promote your post.

Let’s party!