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Pumpkin Cheesecake Nog

So…… this has to be a really quick post. Sorry, y’all.

Here’s the story:

I never saw the third batman. My husband went to the midnight showing on opening night, and I stayed home and blogged.

Someone had to stay home with the baby! Plus, I had like 3 or 4 post deadlines that week, and I was up to my eyeballs in sugar that night. So, really, it worked out for everyone.

But Chris has been dying for me to watch it with him. And he just managed to borrow the DVD from a friend, which means… tonight’sthe night. Apparently I’m watching Batman with this man come hell or high water… or blogging. And it’s happening in approximately 7 minutes, whether I’ve finished the post or not.

That means it’s time for me to wrap up. (It takes a surprisingly long time for me to enter a recipe into the Zip List recipe card. So weird.)

So a few things about the recipe before I sign off:

1) I REALLY hate eggnog, but this stuff is awesome. If Thanksgiving and Christmas merged together to form a holiday, this is what it would taste like in liquid form.

2) Ashley, from Kitchen Meets Girl, posted a lightened up version of this on her blog recently. Ok… actually, it’s the original version, and, technically, mine is the “fattened up” version. But making things lighter sounds better, so…. we’ll stick with calling hers the “lightened up version.”

3) Seriously. Ashley’s amazing. Go check out her original version of this recipe!

Enjoy!! (Especially YOU, my fellow eggnog haters!)

Pumpkin Cheesecake Nog


  • 5 cups milk (I used 1%)
  • 1 small package sugar-free instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • 6 tsp sugar
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 vanilla extract


  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. I tasted mine right away, and it was great! But it definitely gets better as it refrigerates (and thickens).

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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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14 Responses to “Pumpkin Cheesecake Nog”

  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on December 9, 2012 at 10:09 pm (#)

    I’ve never seen that movie. Let me know if it’s any good…or if it’s just MAN good, ya’ know? Love the nog, of course. I love any nog. :)

  2. Catie @ Catie's Corner posted on December 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm (#)

    Yum! This looks delish! I’ll be making it for my Ugly Christmas Sweater party in a couple weeks. What a perfect drink! Thanks for sharing. : )

    ~ Catie

  3. Jocelyn @BruCrewLife posted on December 9, 2012 at 11:16 pm (#)

    I haven’t seen it either so I’m interested in hearing if it is any good too!!! And nog of any kind is good with me:-)

  4. Liz posted on December 9, 2012 at 11:57 pm (#)

    This definitely sounds way better than just plain ol’ egg nog. I’d be too impatient to wait for it to thicken too :)

  5. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on December 10, 2012 at 9:38 am (#)

    Mmm, love the lightened version on Ashley’s site…and really love the fatty pants version here too! Thanks for the options Ashton!!

  6. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on December 10, 2012 at 10:24 am (#)

    I don’t like eggnog unless it’s mixed with something else. I love Ashley’s version, so I can only imagine how good yours would be!

  7. The Farm Girl posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm (#)

    I hate eggnog so I will have to try this. Looks fantastic!!

  8. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on December 10, 2012 at 8:06 pm (#)

    As a pseudo-eggnog hater, I think I will thoroughly enjoy burying my face in this drink.

  9. Shiloh Barkley posted on December 10, 2012 at 9:42 pm (#)

    Adding pudding to drinks makes me want to Ralph!

    • Ashton posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm (#)

      Thanks for that input. Alllllways so helpful ;)

  10. Joan@Chocolateandmore posted on December 12, 2012 at 10:36 am (#)

    Eggnog hater? no, say it isn’t so. I love, adore, crave eggnog! Just send it all to me. Eggnog has such a short season, it’s good to know I’ll be able to make this in January and February when eggnog goes back into hibernation for 11 months!

  11. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on December 12, 2012 at 10:57 pm (#)

    So glad I could convert you! :-)


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