Need a last minute dessert idea for a holiday party? This one is sure to be a hit… the bowl was gone in about 67 seconds after Christmas Eve dinner.
- 1 pkg Philadelphia Cream Cheese (I used the reduced fat version)
- 3 cups skim milk
- 2 pkg Jell-O Vanilla Flavor Sugar Free Instant Pudding
- 1 container (8 oz) of Cool Whip Lite Whipped Topping
- 1 box of fat free Vanilla wafers
- 1/2 cup brewed, cooled coffee (non-flavored, I use Maxwell)
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Optional- Raspberries, Strawberries & Blueberries for topping- Shaved Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate shaved on top
Beat cream cheese in large bowl with mixer, add in milk and dry pudding mix then beat again. Stir in 2 cups of Cool Whip. Fold in Chocolate Chips. Line 2.5 qt bowl with 30-35 wafers- drizzle with 1/4 cup coffee, Pour in pudding mixture and chocolate chips. Top with cool whip and grated chocolate. Finish with additional fruit tops… ENJOY!
Once it was decided that we were going to have a combined Christmas Eve dinner with my family and my husband’s family, I knew I had to make something epic. What says holiday season more than Eggnog? The answer- cookies. Eggnog is a close second. I may be part of the small population that has never even tasted Eggnog, let alone try to whip up some delicious nog last minute. The first batch I burnt to a crisp (don’t forget to WHISK continuously!), however, after the second and third batch I was a real nog master. The only downside… smelling bourbon and brandy at 6 am in the morning. I prefer Folgers in my cup!
- 3 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tbsp flour
- pinch of salt
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of Bourbon
- 2 tbsp Brandy
Combine milk, condensed milk, flour, nutmeg and salt in a medium sauce pan. WHISK! Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add eggs. WHISK!! Cook for one-two minutes or until the mixture becomes a bit thick. Pour into a pitcher (bonus points if the pitcher is holiday related), add in Bourbon, Brandy and vanilla extract (admit this step for a virgin version), cover with wax paper and refrigerate over night. Garnish with nutmeg and candy cane before serving. ENJOY and Happy Holidays!
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light