Christmas Gift Roundup & Egg Nog Ice Cream


Egg Nog Ice Cream

If you are like me, you have skipped the Black Friday craziness and are just starting to think about gift ideas for those on your list.  I have a sweet treat of egg nog ice cream and a big list of ideas for you.  If you are on my list you might be getting a sneak peek at some of the goodies I’ve found.

There’s something for everyone, so check it out and don’t miss the recipe for egg nog ice cream, you are going to love it!

Kodak Pulse 10-Inch Wi-Fi
Digital Frame with Custom e-Mail Address for Immediate Sharing

I bought one of these for parents and they love it.  The frame comes with its own email address and I email photos directly to the frame.  It is so easy and they can see updated photos immediately.  Super cool, perfect for grandparents, aunts and uncles, or any one else you love to share photos with!

The Kindle from Amazon.  This is the basic model and I love mine.  It is a little different from the traditional book, but for me it is wonderful to be able to get a book as soon as I want it.  Handy for living in the boondocks.  This would be a great gift for anyone on your list who loves to read.

 Great knives are a must for any cook and these Ergo Chef Knives are the top of the line in my opinion.  This is the Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich Paring Knife, which I personally would love to have, hint, hint!

This is the Ergo Chef “Big Stick” in Guy Fieri’s Midnight series.  I have the Knuckle Sandwich “Big Stick” and it is hands down the best knife I’ve ever owned.  I promise any one who has a kitchen will love these knives!

This is the Sanyo Smokeless Grill.  I actually have this and love it.  I’ve grilled burgers, salmon, chicken, kabobs and more and it works like a dream.  So handy.  It comes in two sizes and I have the larger one.  It is a bit big to store, but I use it often enough to make it worth while.  It cooks evenly and is a snap to clean up.

A Flat Whisk is one of my favorite kitchen utensils and any cook will love it!  Makes a great stocking stuffer too!

                                                       Caudalie Spa in a Box perfect for any special lady on your list.  Really you can’t go wrong with anything from Sephora!


This is from Knives of Alaska and is such a quality knife for any of the guys on your list.  My oldest son and my brother have both been recipients of this gift.  Trust me, guys will love it!

The Maglite Flashlight, the classic Dad gift.  I love that these are made in the USA and you won’t find a more dependable light!  They now come in some cool colors too.

Magnet Balls.  These are great for kids 6 to 96!  These were a gift to my nephew who is 16 and my kids had such a fit over them that I bought them a set too.  Even the adults had a ball with them.  These are small magnets so they are not for small children.

Yikerz Magnetic Board Game.  My kids love magnets so much that I thought this was another great toy.  I love that they come in sets that will work together to make a larger game.  There’s a video on the link, watch it, it’s great!


FIJIT Friends Interactive Toy.  This one is new to me, but my 14 year old neice saw one in the store and thought it was the neatest thing ever. It dances to music and responds to voices, and comes in lots of different colors.  I am pretty sure this one would go over with little kids and big kids.

Okay for those of you who came for the Egg Nog Icc Cream, you will want to make the custard ahead of time to chill, overnight if you can before you make the ice cream.  It’s well worth the time, totally delicious!!

Egg Nog Ice Cream


  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 cups half and half
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seed scraped
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Cooking Directions:

With an electric mixer, beat egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale yellow.  In a dutch oven or large pan add milk, half and half, vanilla beans with seeds, nutmeg, and cinnamon over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.   Remove from heat and pour about 1 cup of milk mixture into eggs, whisking as you pour to temper the eggs.  Stir into remaining milk mixture and continue to cook over medium-high heat until thickened. Remove vanilla beans. Chill for at least 8 hours or completely cooled.  Pour into ice cream freezer and follow manufacturers directions.  Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to serve.



*disclosure: These are my own ideas and opinions, some of the products I have reviewed and details may be found on the review page.  I was not compensated for this post. 



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