Organic Valley Eggnog Ice Cream Recipe

Organic labeled foods are something I first discovered about a year ago. I was very overweight, tired and fed up with my lifestyle. I started searching online for ways to eat healthier and exercise. That’s when I started learning about the benefits of organic foods, especially organic dairy, meats and produce. Slowly I started introducing my family to organic milk, eggs and chicken. From there we found ways to incorporate organic vegetables and even some organic boxed foods and snacks.  I was even able to get my extended family to start adding organic foods to their diet.

Now a year later I would estimate that almost a third of the foods we consume are USDA Certified Organic. That’s a huge step for our family considering how difficult it can be to find these products.

More recently, I was introduced to the Organic Valley brand of products. In my quest to find particular ingredients I was actually surprised to find that I can now purchase organic heavy cream. As someone who loves to make desserts, this is a wonderful addition to my list. In fact, Organic Valley makes quite a few products that I was able to find all in one local store.

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 About the Organic Valley brand

Organic Valley is America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands. Organized in 1988, it represents 1,814 farmers in 35 states and three Canadian provinces. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, Organic Valley produces a variety of organic foods, including organic milk, soy, cheese, butter, spreads, creams, eggs, produce and juice, which are sold in supermarkets, natural foods stores and food cooperatives nationwide. With its regional model, milk is produced, bottled and distributed right in the region where it is farmed to ensure fewer miles from farm to table and to support our local economies. To learn more visit: www.organicvalley.coop

What really draws me to this brand is the way the farmer’s treat the animals. The average size of an Organic Valley farm is 76 cows with of 3 cows per acre. They are giving space to roam, live happily and allowed to live the way they were meant to. Organic Valley doesn’t pump their animals with synthetic hormones and don’t use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. Even more interesting is that you can use the Organic Valley website to search for your local coop farmer. A quick search revealed that one of our local Organic Valley farm is the C-R-View Dairy in  Stockton, Illinois. Real people, real farms! And of course you get an inside look at their story.

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Again, our household isn’t 100% organic yet but we’re slowly getting there. In fact, this holiday season I’m finding ways to make our meals and desserts with organic products. Since I now have access to the Organic Valley heavy cream, I can make one of my favorite holiday desserts … ice cream!

Homemade Organic Eggnog Ice Cream Recipe

( Get the Oatmeal Chunk Raisin Cookies Recipe )

I found this wonderful Eggnog Ice Cream recipe in the online Organic Valley Recipe collection and decided it was the perfect seasonal recipe for our Christmas gathering. I wanted to give it a taste test before serving it to the rest of my family and instantly fell in love. It’s rich, creamy and best of all, 100% organic. We even paired it up with some oatmeal chunk raisin cookies making it the perfect holiday dessert.

Organic Valley Eggnog Ice Cream Recipe
 
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Type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Organic Valley Whole Milk
  • 8 Organic Valley Large Egg yolks
  • 3⁄4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 4 tablespoons Captain Morgan spiced rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Instructions
  1. In a pot, heat the milk over medium-high heat just until it begins to boil and remove from the heat.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until smooth and creamy.
  3. Slowly pour the hot milk into the yolk mixture, only about ½ cup at atime and whisk until the sugar is dissolved and all of the milk is incorporated.
  4. Return the mixture to the pot and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Use a candy thermometer and heat until the mixture reaches 175 degrees and becomes very thick.
  5. Remove from heat and pour through a strainer into a large bowl. Add the cream, vanilla, salt and nutmeg and stir.
  6. Cool in the refrigerator until it reaches room temperature then add the rum.
  7. Process in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Notes
Recipe source: Organic Valley

 

Organic Valley Pasture Perfect Holiday Sweepstakes

In celebration of the Holiday season, they’ve launched the Organic Valley Pasture Perfect Holiday Sweepstakes, where you can win up to $12,000 for kitchen appliances, a $1,000 gift certificate for cookware, or a weekly drawing for a year of free Organic Valley products. When you visit www.pastureperfectholidays.com you’ll also find  holiday recipes, such as Cream of Roasted Potato Soup with Scallion and Hardwood Smoked Bacon, Roasted Root Vegetables with Cranberry Pistachio Relish, Best Ever Hot Chocolate (with “naughty” and “nice” versions), and Peppermint Pots de Creme with White Chocolate Peppermint Bark.

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* Note: This is a sponsored post with Brandfluential for Organic Valley. All opinions are my own.

 

Comments

  1. nichol perez says

    I’d like my kids and I to make the crustless vanilla cheesescake

  2. Jennifer says

    Organic Valley Eggnog Ice Cream Recipe would be the recipe we make =)

  3. Mary Beth Elderton says

    Yummmmm—-Butternut Squash Bruschetta with Maple-Brown Butter Vinaigrette!

  4. Jessie C. says

    I’d like to try Butternut Squash Bruschetta with Maple-Brown Butter Vinaigrette recipe.

  5. D Schmidt says

    I would like to try Roasted Root Vegetables with Cranberry Pistachio Relish

  6. Diane Sallans says

    I like the recipe for Cream of Roasted Potato Soup with Scallions and Hardwood Smoked Bacon

  7. says

    Wow. they have so many wonderful Holiday recipes. I would love to try this Cream of Roasted Potato Soup with Scallions and Hardwood Smoked Bacon first.

  8. Evelyn Goettner says

    I would like to make Butternut Squash Bruschetta with Maple-Brown Butter Vinaigrette. Looks and sounds sooooo good!

  9. says

    I am always looking for new ways to use up all the butternut squash we have sitting around so I would make the bruschetta.

  10. Patti Hess says

    Whipped Red Garnet Yams and Potatoes

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  11. Debi H. says

    Cream of Roasted Potato Soup with Scallions and Hardwood Smoked Bacon.

  12. kerry leenhouts says

    The Butternut Squash Bruschetta with Maple-Brown Butter Vinaigrette looks AMAZING! Ooo also the Cream of Roasted Potato Soup with Scallions and Hardwood Smoked Bacon.

  13. Lindsey says

    I just made eggnog cupcakes using Organic Valley egg nog and they are delish! Love that their egg nog is decadent without being over-the-top!

  14. Rosie says

    Ice cream! I luv making ice cream, and using quality ingredients makes all the difference!

  15. Sunnymay says

    Organic Valley Crustless Vanilla Cheesecake looks delicious and would make a great potluck dessert to take to a party. It has to be lower calorie since it has no visible crust.

  16. Jennifer T. says

    I’d love to make the Butternut Squash Bruschetta with Maple-Brown Butter Vinaigrette.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Eileen says

      sorry Cat, left the link and thought it would name the recipe. It was CRUSTLESS Vanilla Cheesecake. thus the gluten free choice

  17. Heather! says

    Oooh…Crustless Vanilla Cheesecake sounds perfect!
    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  18. Allison Downes says

    I would love to make the Butternut Squash Bruschetta with Maple-Brown Butter Vinaigrette

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  19. Carolsue says

    I’d like to make Traditional Mashed Potatoes
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  20. Amanda J says

    I would try the Roasted Root Vegetables with Cranberry Pistachio Relish. I LOVE Pistachios and roasted veggies!!