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If you’re planning to watch the Rose Parade or a football game on New Year’s Day, here’s a recipe for Spiced Coffee Eggnog that will wow your guests. Eggnog won’t be available after the holiday season, so pick up your favorite organic brand at your local whole foods market and celebrate its last hurrah.

This recipe comes from Diana Duda, who won the Best Holiday Recipe Contest sponsored by spice maker McCormick & Co. in 2003. Once you add the ice cream, your guests will think you’re an organic culinary god/goddess.

Spiced Coffee Eggnog

Makes 24 (½ cup) servings

2 cups very strong coffee (flavored, if desired)
1½ cinnamon sticks, broken
6 whole cloves
6 whole allspice
2 quarts eggnog (regular or low-fat)
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup whipping cream
1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
Ground nutmeg

  1. Brew coffee twice as strong as usual. Place broken cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice into a square of cheesecloth. Tie closed and place in saucepan with coffee. Simmer 15 minutes. Allow to cool, remove spices, and chill at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Pour eggnog into punch bowl (at least 4-quart capacity.) Add vanilla and coffee mixture. Stir to blend well.
  3. Whip cream and fold into eggnog. Spoon ice cream into mixture and stir gently. Sprinkle with nutmeg, as desired.