Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust [Sponsored Post]

by Irvin on December 15, 2016 · 2 comments

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This eggnog cheesecake recipe with gingersnap crust will make even the ardent eggnog hater fall in love with the classic holiday drink.

Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

This post was sponsored by Clover Stornetta Farms.

“So did you grow up with eggnog?” I asked AJ right before I bought a carton of Clover’s organic anniversary eggnog. He kind of shrugged and said “not really” and wandered off to get some coffee beans. I’ve been late to the eggnog train as well, not really having it growing up. For whatever reason I thought AJ would be one of those eggnog folks. After all, he is a white boy from the Midwest. But me, as an Asian-American, eggnog was a completely foreign treat. Once I had a taste of it though, I was pretty hooked. So when Clover approached me with an opportunity to work together, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with their products, an eggnog cheesecake with gingersnap crust. (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

We go through an extraordinary amount of dairy here in my apartment. There’s my insane butter consumption, mostly due to my recipe development (I usually have somewhere between 10-12 pounds of it in the fridge and I start to get nervous if I drop to 2 or 3 pounds). There’s the large amount of milk and cream that we have (cream for AJ’s coffee habit, milk for his steelcut oats habit). And then there’s the other various dairy, including yogurt, cheese, ice cream and bricks of cream cheese. It can get a little out of hand, but at least we don’t have to worry about getting our daily amount of calcium.

Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

Though I always appreciate a healthy spike of rum or bourbon in my eggnog, I also realize that eggnog is a pretty awesome substitute for dairy in baked goods. Want to make a holiday version of pancakes? Sub out the buttermilk for eggnog. Want make an easy Christmas cookie?? There’s always eggnog cookies! Trying to Christmas-fy those muffins or coffee bread? Eggnog to the rescue! And, of course, if you want to go all out and embrace eggnog for what it is, eggnog cheesecake is the answer. Once AJ took a bite of the cheesecake his eye lit up and I knew that even though he didn’t grow up with eggnog like me, we are going to have a carton of eggnog in the house every holiday season from this day forward.

Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

I’ve partnered with Clover to bring you recipes using Clover Organic Farms Dairy Products. You can contribute your own recipes to the Clommunity Cookbook by adding the hashtag #CloverCooks to any social media share of recipes you make. I was compensated for this post and for developing the recipe. However all opinions above are my own and not endorsed by Clover.

Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.
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2pots2cook December 16, 2016 at 12:49 am

Love the combination of flavours. Thank you and have a pleasant holidays !

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Jay December 26, 2016 at 10:12 am

Just made your cheesecake for Christmas. Was a smashing success. Definitely could taste the hint of rum in the mixture. Thanks! I hope you and A.J. had a wonderful holiday.

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