Life Changing Homemade Eggnog Recipe and a $50 Safeway Gift Card Giveaway to Boot!

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Safeway recently introduced me to their Sugar and Spice Cocktail Pairings and Desserts. Since I don’t drink I was a little concerned that I wasn’t going to be able to find anything that I like, but as soon as I spotted the Homemade Eggnog and Macadamia Cake, I knew which pairing was for me. I’ve always heard that homemade eggnog is amazing, but have not really given much thought to making it at home. I guess I thought it would be really difficult or require a bunch of expensive ingredients.

Well, I was wrong! This recipe was not hard at all and it also was not very expensive. I was also able to make a few adjustments to it that brought the cost down even more. Instead of using whole cloves I used the ground cloves that I already had on hand and rather than using light cream I picked up some half and half. I also omitted the rum that is called for in the recipe.

Okay, now you all have to trust me on this…you simply must try this recipe out. The final product is absolutely life changing and I doubt that I’ll ever buy eggnog from the store again! Oh and if you want to follow the recipe to the “T”, make sure that you do not do what I did. The recipe tells you to let it sit in the fridge over night, but mine didn’t make it that far. As soon as I tested my first spoonful, that was the end of that waiting over night craziness. I seriously am not sure how they would expect anyone to wait after trying a drop of this stuff. 😉

The Macadamia “Cake” that pairs up with the homemade eggnog is almost equally delicious. I would say that it is more like a bread than a cake, but I’m actually glad it was since it helped to counter the sweetness of the eggnog. The only change I made to this recipe was actually by mistake and it was because I accidentally bought cherry flavored Craisins instead of dried cherries. Honestly, I’m glad that happened because they were a lot less expensive and tasted just fine. In fact, if I were to make this “cake” again, I’d still use the cherry flavored Craisins.

In addition to their dessert and cocktail pairings, Safeway had a few other promotions to help you with your Christmas party needs:

*Save 10% when your purchase six or more bottles of wine.
*Beverage Calculator: Use this tool to determine the right amount of wine, liquor, and beer to buy for your holiday gatherings.
*Pin to Win Sweeps on Pinterest: Through January 2nd you can pin your favorite Safeway Sweet Treats Recipes for a chance to win a $50 Safeway Gift Card.
safeway-gift-card-giveawaySpeaking of Safeway Gift Cards, this post would not be complete without a fun giveaway for all of the best readers in the world! :) One Bargain Blessings reader will win a $50 Safeway gift card!

Here are your options for entering this giveaway:

1. Leave a comment telling me what your favorite holiday drink or dessert is.

For bonus entries:

2. Pin this post on Pinterest using the “Pin It” button at the top. Leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.
*Pin must be verified to count as a qualified entry

3. Become a Bargain Blessings Daily Deal E-mail subscriber. Leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.
*Subscription must be verified to count as a qualified entry

4. Become a Bargain Blessings Facebook fan and leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.
*Like must be verified to count as a qualified entry

Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry method you complete. E-mailing me is not a valid entry.

I will be selecting the winner at 5:00pm MT on Friday, December 21st, so don’t forget to check back to see if you’ve won!

*This giveaway is sponsored by Safeway. I also received a $50 gift card to make  these delicious receipes. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.
*By entering this giveaway you are agreeing to the Bargain Blessings Giveaway Rules and Disclosures.


  1. nikki says

    I love eggnog chai (with this recipe I can now try to make my own at home).
    I am on the email loop, I pinned it and shared it on Facebook. Yum, thanks for sharing.

  2. Sarah says

    I’m a facebook, email fan and I love all of the gingerbread, peppermint mocha coffees you can have this time of year!

  3. Margarita says

    I have never tried eggnog I guess just the thought of all those eggs in a drink. My favorite dessert is homemade cookies.

  4. Brittany says

    I love receiving the Bargain Blessings Daily emails. Nice to have it all rounded up in one location so I don’t miss anything!

  5. Brittany says

    My favorite holiday dessert would have to be homemade caramel corn, or chocolate truffles. Apple cider for a hot beverage tops my list!

  6. Marla says

    My favorite holiday drink is eggnog & my favorite holiday dessert is the Dark Chocolate & Salted Caramel Shortbread that is all over Pinterest. I also am an email subscriber!

  7. Amanda H. says

    I love making banana cream pie for Christmas all from scratch, crust, filling and the whipped topping! SO Delicious!

  8. Leslie says

    My husband loves eggnog, so I might have to try this recipe. I recently bought Sierra Mist cranberry splash and 7-Up Pomegranat and loved them both!

  9. alaina says

    My favorite holiday dessert is peppermint ice cream. Every Christmas I stock up on enough to last about half the year.

  10. Jody says

    I pinned this recipe….I can’t keep enough egg nog in the house because my boys love it! Me? Not so much! But they love it!

  11. Jennifier Nichols says

    I haven’t found my favorite holiday beverage yet, wine I my favorite all year round though! I’m thinking I might just try your recipe and find it this year!

  12. Jill says

    My family loves many different treats that I make only at Christmas, but Russian teacakes seem to be their favorite. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  13. Jill says

    Ooh, I can’t wait to try that egg nog recipe. My family loves the stuff and it’s so darn expensive. I’m a facebook fan!

  14. Deborah Jury says

    It’s more of a traditional Thanksgiving desert, but I make it for Christmas as well – Pecan Pie is my favorite. I recently found a recipe that added 1/2 tsp of orange zest to the filling, and it was divine!

  15. Dina says

    My favorite dessert is pecan pie. I like it taste wise, but I love it because growing up I made it every Thanksgiving and Christmas. My mom taught me when I was real little and it became a tradition ever since.

  16. chari says

    Our family tradition is ‘tom and Jerrys’ whipped egg whites powdered sugar boiling water and rum. Not sure who actually likes the flavor but the memories of my grandparents is enough for me to drink them every year.

  17. carrie says

    I pinned the recipes, Im already a facebook fan, blog fan, and get your emails. Hope I didnt forget something! I could sure use a gift card like that!!!

    Merry Christmas!

  18. Lucretia says

    My favorite holiday dessert is homemade from fresh pumpkin pie with homemade from scratch whipped vanila cream and a spiked hot cocoa as I am nota drinker

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